Latest posts by Welshonion

Crab apple jelly time.

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 14:49

Jelly is hardly work. Chop up the apples.  Stew until the juice runs with maybe a little water to stop the apples catching..  Pour into a jelly bag.  Muslin nappies make good jelly bags.  Measure the juice and add the correct amount of sugar and boil to setting point.  Eh Viola! Sunshine in a jar.

Horseradish woes

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 14:42

Quite frankly I think the garden centres, and catalogues that sell horseradish are irresponsible; unless people are really aware of how the plants can spread!

Don't forget to alter your clocks

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 14:06

Apparently Spain is going to go back to GMT as opposed to Central European Time - 1 hour ahead of us.  They changed to show solidarity with Germany in the war.  Portugal has never changed from GMT.

GMT Rules!

Don't forget to alter your clocks

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 00:32

Dear Kitty, Summer Time was brought in to give longer Summer evenings.  In Winter we revert to GMT.

Cape Gooseberries

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 18:24

I used to grow them in a cold greenhouse.

Buying Seed Potatoes

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 00:56

Perhaps I was a bit harsh about Charlotte, but we like to grow a variety different from what is in the supermarket.  It's far more fun!

Any one Any Painfull Gardening Memories

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 00:48

The tip of a pyracantha thorn popped out of my thumb just below the nail recently.  It has been there at least 15 years.

Potato Seeds

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 00:32

I believe it takes about 4 years for a viable harvest and they will probably not come true, that is they may be a cross and quite unlike their parents.

Buying Seed Potatoes

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 00:28

Why is anybody growing Charlotte?  My local garden shop has 90 varieties!  Charlotte is the most unadventurous choice there is!  Why not try something different. 

If you buy them out of the sack you can buy 1 potato of 6 different varieties, and none of them need be Charlotte.

Are these Sloes?

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 10:50

What a waste of effort to deliberately plant blackthorn, unless for an impenetrable hedge.  Concentrate on damsons.  They have more uses and are preferable in every way.

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