Latest posts by Welshonion

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.

Will ranunculus corms survive in soil overwinter?

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 00:40
Mine survived last winter in the ground.

Tomato Black Russian?

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 18:27
I had the same experience though it was general rot rather than BER. Flavour was fantastic, but very few fruits per plant. The fruits were very heavy and bent the branch.

Won't grow them again.

Storing Potatoes

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 16:14
Commercially potatoes are stored in refrigerated bins ( or whatever) just above freezing. Is your kitchen that cold? The fridge might be a better place for small quantities.

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