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Corn on the cob

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 14:34

When you want to cook the cobs, don't hang about!  Cook them immediately after picking before the sugars in the cobs turn to starch.

They do say you should take the boiling water to the plants!!  A bit impractical, and I find the best way to cook them is in the microwave with most of their own wrapping on.


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 13:07

Lucky you!  Maybe your best bet is to look on a good site selling plum trees and see if you can see your plum.

I don't think we can give a definitive answer unless you post a close-up picture of the actual plum, before the wasps get them.

State of Water in Water Butts

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 00:10

All my water is in plastic ex-chemical barrels and ex-fruitjuice concentrate barrels.  None of it smells.  The trick is to keep the lid on at all times. Allowing of course water to flow into them from the drainpipes through water diverters.


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 23:59

Sounds like good old flowering currant!  Hardly a rarity.

help: bindweed is coming over from neighbour!

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 19:38

gledhillda, I have just Googled 'Dilution rate of Roundup 3000' and all the information is there.  You can download it or there is a picture of the product with the dilution rate on the picture of the label.

help: bindweed is coming over from neighbour!

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 19:07

gledhillda, the Rounup product I have is Roundup Pro Biactive.  There are several applications for various situations. I do not know the product ultra 3000.

If what you have is Agricultural Roundup I think the rate is 25ml in 1litre of water for a knapsack sprayer.

Might I suggest you check where you bought the product and write the dilution rate on the container with a chinagraph pen.



Posted: 11/08/2013 at 15:03

You will have to grow it with a moat of water around it.  It looks lovely when it on sale, but nobody will tell you how much slugs and snails love it.

State of Water in Water Butts

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 13:15

Returning to the original post.  We have used water that is two year's old this summer to water the veg.  It has been in the water butts that long as we hardly used any of it last year.  

It is well covered at all times and is perfectly clear and un-smelly.  It comes off a slate roof.

I don't think thirsty plants 'care' where their water comes from. Pond, water butt or tap.


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 11:35

One of the most beneficial native trees.  When it is mature it will have blossom and berries for the birds.  If appropriate you can grow clemetis up it if you wish.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 18:24

Probably a crab apple.  Edible, probably good to make crab apple jelly with.

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