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ID please

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 20:04
Had a closer look; not a teasel!

ID please

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 20:03
Looks like a teasel, but I may be wrong, I'd keep it. If it is a teasel the goldfinches love the seeds.

Good screening tree?

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 14:57
I would try and obscure that ugly fence, but do you really think your neighbours are going to peer down into your garden to the extent that it will worry you?

Plant up your garden to please yourself, and forget about the neighbours. They may even become friends.

How do I tame this mystery tree?

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 18:28
Salix Caprae is pussy willow. It may be a willow, but not pussy willow, that is pretty distinctive. Willows hybridise readily so it could be anything.

Apple trees for new orchard in SW Wales

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 01:15
Make sure you visit an Apple Day at the National Botanic in October. There will be someone there who supplies the local varieties, or will tell you the best varieties for your area.

Making raspberry jam

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 01:12
My preserving bible is Home Preservation of Fruit and Vegetables. You can get it on Amazon and it is very cheap and very comprehensive!

It's a book I have been referring to for nearly 50 years. It has been updated several times over the years!

strange looking seedling

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 01:02

Making raspberry jam

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 19:05
Lakeland sell new lids in two sizes.

Making raspberry jam

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 16:51
I never bother with a disc of paper. Found lots of jars in Dunelm this morning. Lakeland sell them, or there are on-line firms. For the family and friends I just use empty jars I've put through the dishwasher. Pot in warm jars. Seal hot and wait for the 'pop' as they cool down.

Making raspberry jam

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 14:07
Not sure what the butter is for. That went out many year's ago! You can test your thermometer by putting it in boiling water, It should read 212 or 100 C.

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