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  Topic: Elderflower wine
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Replies: 72
Views: 25220
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Jul 05, 11 8:23 am   Subject: Elderflower wine
Well said Mark lol. I make mine with saltanas/raisins for body and its the best wine I have ever made, once popped, you cant stop!
  Topic: Elderflower wine
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Replies: 72
Views: 25220
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Jul 04, 11 7:56 am   Subject: Elderflower wine
Hi Snowmoonelk, yes you have lost this batch I am afraid. It is soaked only for a couple of days to extract the flavour. Any longer than that you start getting unwanted bacteria growing as its still o ...
  Topic: in praise of chokeberries
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Replies: 21
Views: 6125
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Sep 04, 10 7:50 am   Subject: in praise of chokeberries
as can bindweed don't talk about the "B" word!
  Topic: Quinces
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Replies: 16
Views: 3614
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 10 6:52 pm   Subject: Quinces
We get given sacks of them here.

I dont get any! I must get a tree this year....to go in my forest garden lol
  Topic: Asparagus peas
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Replies: 9
Views: 2541
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 10 6:47 pm   Subject: Asparagus peas
they were the only crop on the allotment not to be bothered by pests!!

ROFL see even the bugs dont like them either
  Topic: Slow cooker Vs Haybox....
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Replies: 10
Views: 2761
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 10 6:40 pm   Subject: Slow cooker Vs Haybox....
The person i spoke to seemed to think you had to bring everything up to boiling BEFORE putting it into the slow cooker as well, but a couple of people have since said the opposite. Does that work for ...
  Topic: Asparagus peas
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Replies: 9
Views: 2541
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 10 10:30 pm   Subject: Asparagus peas
I grew a couple last year but had no pods off them
  Topic: Cherries all over
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Replies: 35
Views: 7205
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 10 10:29 pm   Subject: Cherries all over
I have a morello, are they good or bad?

I believe they are a cooking cherry but not 100% on that fact. I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong
  Topic: forest gardening/agroforestry
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Replies: 93
Views: 12568
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 10 10:23 pm   Subject: forest gardening/agroforestry
For people who are too far away to visit, there are some photos of A.R.T.

This is fantastic! some really good pics and ideas, thanks Cassy
  Topic: furry nectarines?
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Replies: 4
Views: 2358
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 18, 10 1:23 pm   Subject: furry nectarines?
I am also a beginner when it come to nectrines as I only got mine a few weeks ago but the fruit on mine is all smooth. What variety have you got?
  Topic: Desparate plee
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Replies: 5
Views: 1598
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 18, 10 1:20 pm   Subject: Desparate plee
Yes try yahoo groups freecycle and put out a wanted post, you will be amazed at what gets offered on there
  Topic: Garlic rust
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Replies: 24
Views: 6633
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 18, 10 1:17 pm   Subject: Garlic rust
I also have rust on my garlic but that is not a problem compared to the ones that have already died back due to white rot
  Topic: French Bean germination failure
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Replies: 62
Views: 12888
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 18, 10 1:09 pm   Subject: French Bean germination failure
we filled a pint mug with blotting paper & put the bean seeds halfway up the mug against the glass so we could see them, then put water in the bottom, only enough soaked up to germinate them, none ...
  Topic: French Bean germination failure
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Replies: 62
Views: 12888
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 18, 10 1:04 pm   Subject: French Bean germination failure
also decorate it and save money on christmas trees.

ROFL I like your thinking but I dont think Wifee would be as open minded about as we are

I didnt know they were perenial so would th ...
  Topic: French Bean germination failure
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Replies: 62
Views: 12888
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 10 4:14 pm   Subject: French Bean germination failure
Come down here and i'll give you some

the season will be over by the time I get to summerset on my bicycle but thank you
 
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