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Posted: 17/07/2013 at 10:55

Looks like Fat Hen.  A weed.

What is this plant please?

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 10:52

Not ivy!

Water Butts

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 00:06

The water in my butts is over a year old as I didn't use it last year; too much rain.  It is completely clear as I keep the butts covered at all times.

Bay tree drying urgent hell

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 00:48

 Water it well.  Whan it was put in a pot, no doubt the roots were cut.

Cabbagey Plant ID pls?

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 00:43

If it's comfrey it is good for the compost.  Do not be too quick to kill it!

Green Rhubarb

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 19:43

Some varieties are green.  Look it up, maybe.

Rooster potatoes & cylindrical onions

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 13:46

There is no connection between the planting time of onions and potatoes.

The onions can be eaten before they are fully mature, but if you want to store them wait until the foliage falls over and withers naturally, then dry them for a further time undercover until the outer skin is fully dry. 


Posted: 15/07/2013 at 13:42

Bit of a waste!  What do you want to do with unripe cherries?  If you want them to ripen you will have to net the tree.

Cherry Tree

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 13:36

The first step I would take is to remove the ivy on the trunk. As there doesn't appear to be much in the garden I would be wary of removing the one feature there is.

I appreciate it is much too near to the fence and will ultimately damage it, but I am always loathe to cut down trees.

You can mow over the roots and any suckers that come up in the lawn.

Freshly picked peas

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 17:24

I wouldn't blanch them for so long.  As soon as they come back to the boil is long enough.

For large quantities: Put a washing-up bowl (or whatever you can fit in) in the freeezer with water in the bottom.  Freeze the water.  Blanch the veg and after draining pour onto the ice to which you have added some water - not too much.

For smaller quantities pour into ice cubes and water. 

Blanched vegetables should be cooled completely in the same time they were blanched for.

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