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  Topic: World Naked Gardening day. Sat May 6th
gil

Replies: 16
Views: 12014
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed May 03, 17 8:18 pm   Subject: World Naked Gardening day. Sat May 6th
The carnival parade goes past my garden that afternoon. I don't want to add to the horror.
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It's all about the gherkins.

Great combo of post and sig
  Topic: Of Apple Blossom and a Knife.
gil

Replies: 11
Views: 6044
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Apr 24, 17 7:58 pm   Subject: Of Apple Blossom and a Knife.
We had several hours of snow and hail today. Glad my apple trees are nowhere near blooming.

It's the wild fruits in blossom at the moment : the sloes and the geans I'll be worrying about.
  Topic: Progress report?
gil

Replies: 42
Views: 21283
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 17 6:11 pm   Subject: Progress report?
Just finished clearing beds/greenhouse, and still hedge-cutting.
Nothing's getting sown or planted outside till May.

I really should start some seeds off indoors, though. Or in the potting shed.
  Topic: Progress report?
gil

Replies: 42
Views: 21283
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Apr 02, 17 5:50 pm   Subject: Progress report?
I don't know when it is best to cut a hedge.

I cut mine whenever I get the time or inclination, and it still grows. There seems to be quite a lot of it, so I do a bit at a time, by hand. Current h ...
  Topic: Progress report?
gil

Replies: 42
Views: 21283
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Apr 01, 17 2:43 pm   Subject: Progress report?
Nothing yet - still clearing the beds from last year, and moving/splitting perennials. Got a hedge to cut, a lawn to mow, and a greenhouse to clear and clean.

I'm sure I will regret not getting an ...
  Topic: Merino sheep
gil

Replies: 15
Views: 11195
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Feb 18, 17 3:27 pm   Subject: Merino sheep
Falkland Islands.

Also, try asking John Arbon, re French merino d'Arles
www.jarbon.com/

or Laxtons re Falkland merino
www.laxtons.com/

Ask the National Sheep Association if they know of any ...
  Topic: Japonica / Japanese Quince
gil

Replies: 9
Views: 9175
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Oct 12, 16 9:26 am   Subject: Japonica / Japanese Quince
Yes, I always used them for jelly and wine, though they didn't seem to produce much compared to the other (gone wild) quinces I harvest/forage, and the fruits were quite small.
  Topic: Hello From Pea
gil

Replies: 19
Views: 41040
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Thu Sep 29, 16 2:51 pm   Subject: Hello From Pea
Not doing farmers markets these days.
  Topic: Costing home made produce.
gil

Replies: 6
Views: 7673
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 16 12:41 pm   Subject: Costing home made produce.
I'm hopelessly not 'on trend', so hopefully you will be selling lots !
  Topic: Jelly yesterday
gil

Replies: 2
Views: 6994
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 16 5:31 pm   Subject: Jelly yesterday
What kind are you making ?
  Topic: Costing home made produce.
gil

Replies: 6
Views: 7673
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 16 5:30 pm   Subject: Costing home made produce.
See how they sell this time.

I'm not a huge fan of it, but a 1lb jar seems quite a daunting amount, though I know the chunks can be quite large.
If you do it again, maybe try 12oz or even 8oz ja ...
  Topic: Jelly making
gil

Replies: 4
Views: 6642
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jul 21, 16 8:42 am   Subject: Jelly making
Forgot about that.

I'll probably make some blackcurrant vodka (cassis ?) this year.
  Topic: FS. Sixteen Jacobs' fleeces
gil

Replies: 17
Views: 18974
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Thu Jul 21, 16 8:25 am   Subject: FS. Sixteen Jacobs' fleeces
Chez - how about trying your local Spinners, Weavers and Dyers Guilds ?

I know the Wool Board aren't that keen on coloured fleece, especially multi-coloured, such as Jacob.

One issue is always ...
  Topic: Jelly making
gil

Replies: 4
Views: 6642
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jul 21, 16 8:14 am   Subject: Jelly making
Nice to see this article still coming in handy !

I'm with dpack on blackcurrant jelly. Not really because of pips so much as the enormous yield of jam per pound of fruit. You can have too many blac ...
  Topic: Hello From Pea
gil

Replies: 19
Views: 41040
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Thu Jul 21, 16 8:09 am   Subject: Hello From Pea
waves

Seems to be a few of us back on here after a while, in new places.
 
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