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  Topic: What have you preserved/bottled/dried so far?
gz

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 19 7:51 am   Subject: What have you preserved/bottled/dried so far?
I've dried strawberries so far, not enough pears to do and waiting on the apples for drying and juice.
Just pickled shallots and beetroot.
Beetroot chutney and green tomato chutney made as neighbou ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

Replies: 5655
Views: 1420028
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Sep 03, 19 7:07 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
A grand day out!
  Topic: An observation on chutneys
gz

Replies: 1
Views: 400
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Sep 01, 19 8:34 pm   Subject: An observation on chutneys
Is it not surprising how the ingredients reduce when chutney making?!
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  Topic: Wildlife
gz

Replies: 458
Views: 166196
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 19 3:29 pm   Subject: Wildlife
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Is this cased by a virus?
  Topic: Weather
gz

Replies: 7
Views: 599
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 19 8:40 am   Subject: Weather
It sounds like we have a brief reprieve until the next low pressure system on Wednesday
  Topic: Weather
gz

Replies: 7
Views: 599
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 19 8:23 pm   Subject: Weather
We've had rain for the last 18 hours...

the polytunnel is wet from the rising damp
the lawn goes squelch as you walk over it....
  Topic: Hazelnuts or Cobnuts
gz

Replies: 7
Views: 907
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 19 2:58 pm   Subject: Hazelnuts or Cobnuts
nut plumped squizzer, yum.

bbq'ed with a fruit sauce.

tis worth a go just as bait if you do have squizzers

Except that DD & family are veggie...
  Topic: Wasps
gz

Replies: 16
Views: 1189
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 19 2:56 pm   Subject: Wasps
Thanks all...I'll find out more....
  Topic: Wasps
gz

Replies: 16
Views: 1189
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 19 8:16 am   Subject: Wasps
But now the downside...daughter has two wasps' nests in her lawn....and two intrepid 9 year old gardeners intent on poking and pruning everywhere.....
any suggestions?
  Topic: Wasps
gz

Replies: 16
Views: 1189
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 19 7:38 am   Subject: Wasps
seen on fb...and they said welcome to share...
"You're having a few drinks in the garden with your friends, or a family BBQ, when a load of pesky wasps arrive to spoil the party. You haven't seen the ...
  Topic: Hazelnuts or Cobnuts
gz

Replies: 7
Views: 907
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 19 4:59 pm   Subject: Hazelnuts or Cobnuts
Which two varieties should do well in West Wales (inland from Borth) to get nuts?
I understand that two genetically different ones are needed for pollenation.
Daughter has just moved and has a decen ...
  Topic: Does anyone use a woodburning Rayburn ?
gz

Replies: 51
Views: 252975
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 19 7:30 am   Subject: Does anyone use a woodburning Rayburn ?
Welcome! You might like to introduce yourself on the....Introduce Yourself thread

I had a Bosky doing the same job as yours when I lived in North Wales, and a Morso Squirrel doing the backup f ...
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

Replies: 458
Views: 166196
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Aug 04, 19 12:33 pm   Subject: Wildlife
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Elephant Hawkmoth I presume?
  Topic: Insectivorous Plants
gz

Replies: 4
Views: 563
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 19 9:09 am   Subject: Insectivorous Plants
They are fascinating...they were included on our BBC Scotland gardening programme last week, "Beechgrove " they were being grown in a greenhouse within a greenhouse with other insectivorous plants.
  Topic: What should I be planting/sowing now?
gz

Replies: 18
Views: 3345
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 19 4:35 pm   Subject: What should I be planting/sowing now?
Pak Choi in, and early carrots and wallflowers!
Climbing French Beans sown. I think I've got some leek seed....
It will be interesting to compare the results eventually, as we are spread geographi ...
 
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