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Well I'll be pickled!

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:59

Thanks Forester2. Is pickling vinegar different to the everyday normal stuff? I used cider vinegar with a few splodges of left over balsamic.  Hope that'll be ok.

Well I'll be pickled!

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:18

Good afternoon peeps, 

Does anyone know how long pickled beetroot will last in jars? I've just done my first batch and added to the boiled beetroot I used tonnes of vinegar, sugar, orange juice and water.  Also, will it be ok in the cupboard or does it need to go in the fridge? Any tips gratefully received! Thanks muchly.

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Rhubarb

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 18:37

I did exactly the same thing jen16 and the result was rubbish. Got a couple of spindley stalks and that was all. After 3 years I ended up doing some 'gorilla' gardening along a thin strip of land next to our drive and took them out of the pots and planted them back in the ground. The result was fantastic. More rhubarb than I know what to do with. 

Help please - replacement ride on mower

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 18:32

I bought my other half a brand new lawnflight two years ago. It cuts well, and is a lot of fun, but the battery died after the first year and we can't have used it more than 15 times. The place where we purchased it says it won't be protected by the warranty because we didn't turn it over every week throughout the winter. I thought this was a bit poor. It also guzzles fuel. On the bright side, it was a handy G&T holder and a funky headlight! 

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Yum yum

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:12

Here's the label, and a photo of the vine. It's pretty rampant! Forgot to say, it had to be peeled before eaten.

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Yum yum

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 17:39

Delicious!  Tastes like what it's called! texture of an apple, zesty like a lemon, and refreshing like a cucumber. Brilliant! Hope I get some more growing! 

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night scented stocks

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 13:41

Are they tricky to grow? Having bought a few bunches this year I'd love to have a go at growing my own. When is best to get the seeds sown pls?  ta

What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 10:15

Thanks Winniecat. Love the photo of that kitty by the way! Looks like a very cute bundle!

Yum yum

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 10:09

Morning lovely folks.  It's my second year with my dream greenhouse Lyn. Thanks Kef. Great idea! Not tried that before.

Any ideas what to do with this? It's a cucumber-apple-lemon! Size of a tennis ball.  Thought I'd give growing it a go for a bit of fun. No idea what it's going to taste like! It says 'good for pickles' on the label... I'll report back following consumption!

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Weeds to lawn

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 21:42

Water, water and more water Sandy24. New turf is thirsty stuff. I laid some last summer and lost it due to the hot dry conditions. I'd wait as Verdun says. It's a good year for weeds, sadly! Our lawn has never had so many. Was going to use weed and feed, but am worried the birds might eat it and be poorly. 

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Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

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Doesn't it get dark early?!

Quick, autumn is a-coming! 
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Passion flower

Do I need to prune it? 
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What a lovely smell!

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Well I'll be pickled!

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