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by Beryl
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Can you help
Replies: 8
Views: 1523

Can you help

Can anyone help me name this very pretty shrub found on one of our very over grown allotment plots. It is about 3ft tall compact and not very spreading; has these very pretty pink/purple flowers and the leaves are tinged with purple to.

Many thanks
Beryl.
by Beryl
Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: pruning figs
Replies: 2
Views: 1936

pruning figs

My fig tree has made so much new growth this year I really must do some serious pruning. I usually lightly tidy it up in Jan or Feb. but now it is 8-10 ft tall and spread more than 10 ft. I would think. It needs cutting back to a more manageable size; is Jan - Feb is still the best time to do it? Ma...
by Beryl
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Storing carrots
Replies: 8
Views: 3549

Re: Storing carrots

I've never had much luck storing carrots either. I find they are best left in the ground, they don't seem to grow much after the end of October and other than maybe the little black slugs have kept well into January. Then if I have any left will freeze them sliced and cooked and can be added to stew...
by Beryl
Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Rain at last!
Replies: 10
Views: 2747

Re: Rain at last!

Glad you had a dry day Robo, we to had a dry day for our show on the 15th but please can someone now turn the tap off now, we are deluged down here.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: How to remove stubborn glue from jars and bottles
Replies: 15
Views: 6113

Re: How to remove stubborn glue from jars and bottles

I did try the white spirit to Mouse with no luck. The WD40 is still the best solution for me for even the most stubborn of glues. Glass isn't porous so washed with washing up liquid afterwards left no smell.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Elusive figs
Replies: 12
Views: 2883

Re: Elusive figs

I gave up on the nut trees several years ago. They always seem to know exactly when they are ready. Never did have any to eat myself.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Elusive figs
Replies: 12
Views: 2883

Re: Elusive figs

Thanks Primrose and if only Geoff!!! Never see them during the day only hear them chattering in a huge great big oak tree on the edge of the site.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Elusive figs
Replies: 12
Views: 2883

Re: Elusive figs

Good idea Primrose. Do you mean the sort of thing we hang up for the birds?

Beryl.
by Beryl
Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Elusive figs
Replies: 12
Views: 2883

Re: Elusive figs

Oh dear OH is that why I have lots of clean plum stones under the Victoria? I put that down to badgers but now you have made me wonder.
surely they can't have hidden those, they must have been eaten.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Elusive figs
Replies: 12
Views: 2883

Re: Elusive figs

I shall be lucky to have any left OH, the little ............had all the carrots now the figs what next I wonder?

Beryl.
by Beryl
Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Elusive figs
Replies: 12
Views: 2883

Elusive figs

My fig tree is laden with hard unripe fruit as is a friend of mine who has a tree in her garden next to the allotments but we are both at a loss as to know why the figs are disappearing while still hard and green while everyone else is telling me of their bumper ripe crop this year. Can't blame badg...
by Beryl
Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Rain at last!
Replies: 10
Views: 2747

Re: Rain at last!

Mmmm wonder why Monika my Cherola are doing very well.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: How to remove stubborn glue from jars and bottles
Replies: 15
Views: 6113

Re: How to remove stubborn glue from jars and bottles

Primrose I used to use Avery for labels but Staples do a very good one much cheaper. It's a while since I bought any; a box of 100 sheets x 21 will label a quite few jars. equivalent to Avery L7160. They do most of the Avery sizes in their own brand.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Rain at last!
Replies: 10
Views: 2747

Re: Rain at last!

And my Cherry tomatoes Pa Snip. Not complaining tho'. They go in the soup pot.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: How to remove stubborn glue from jars and bottles
Replies: 15
Views: 6113

Re: How to remove stubborn glue from jars and bottles

Much quicker Mouse to use WD40.

Beryl.

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