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  Topic: Plums
Shan

Replies: 13
Views: 342
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 18 7:01 am   Subject: Plums
I tend to make up my recipes as I go along.
  Topic: Plums
Shan

Replies: 13
Views: 342
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 18 11:13 am   Subject: Plums
I could imgine a greengage sauce spiced with green cardmom, ginger and fennel seeds. Would go rather well with goose and duck.
  Topic: Plums
Shan

Replies: 13
Views: 342
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 18 7:14 am   Subject: Plums
We have 2 plum trees and 1 damson. All of them completely covered in fruit this year. Unfortunately, one of the plum trees has had 90% of its branches break. I would have thought the heaviness of the ...
  Topic: Plums
Shan

Replies: 13
Views: 342
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 18 7:15 pm   Subject: Plums
plum sauce freezes well.

if you go the full hoi sin it keeps for several years in a larder

I make mine with brown sugar, loads of rice vinegar, onion, garlic, dash of chilli flakes, Chinese 5 sp ...
  Topic: Plums
Shan

Replies: 13
Views: 342
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 18 7:13 pm   Subject: Plums
Any suggestions for slightly icky or unripe plums?
Somebody didn't thin them out enough & we've had a branch full snap off...
Plum sauce is good for unripe plums. The tartness of the plums balan ...
  Topic: Plums
Shan

Replies: 13
Views: 342
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 18 4:01 pm   Subject: Plums
I have processed 2 buckets of plums and made:

Plum sauce
Plum sorbet
Dehydrated plums

Yes, I'm feeling smug.
  Topic: Rose Bush
Shan

Replies: 3
Views: 266
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 24, 18 6:13 pm   Subject: Rose Bush
I must be doing something right because the damn thing doubles in size every year. Reminds me of 'Little House of Horrors'.
  Topic: Rose Bush
Shan

Replies: 3
Views: 266
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 24, 18 11:12 am   Subject: Rose Bush
Just finished trimming back and shredding the cuttings from 1 of the many rose bushes. Let's just say, it fought back!

I don't know if anyone else does it but I find, I end up having a second flush ...
  Topic: For those of you with a Pool
Shan

Replies: 24
Views: 1362
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jul 20, 18 2:27 pm   Subject: For those of you with a Pool
I should have known I could count on you for an explanation.
  Topic: For those of you with a Pool
Shan

Replies: 24
Views: 1362
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jul 20, 18 7:26 am   Subject: For those of you with a Pool
I've been using the Avon Skin so Soft Dry oil and I have been fairly bite free. It's got citronella in it, which I actually hate the smell off but for some reason it doesn't smell like citronella... a ...
  Topic: For those of you with a Pool
Shan

Replies: 24
Views: 1362
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jul 19, 18 3:29 pm   Subject: For those of you with a Pool
A Plague of Journalists would be even worse. A pox on the lot of them!
  Topic: For those of you with a Pool
Shan

Replies: 24
Views: 1362
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jul 19, 18 8:20 am   Subject: For those of you with a Pool
I know! What on earth is their purpose? There have been loads of horseflies this year - both in the UK and Portugal! Evil creatures!
  Topic: For those of you with a Pool
Shan

Replies: 24
Views: 1362
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 18 7:38 am   Subject: For those of you with a Pool
Everything plays its part (although I have no compunction about murdering midges and mosquitos).
  Topic: Folks, A trick I learned for growing green onions/scallions
Shan

Replies: 25
Views: 1757
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 18 7:19 pm   Subject: Folks, A trick I learned for growing green onions/scallions
Flowers are also rather nice sprinkled on top of a soup.
  Topic: For those of you with a Pool
Shan

Replies: 24
Views: 1362
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 18 1:00 pm   Subject: For those of you with a Pool
I'm not all that keen on wasps but I don't like seeing anything drown.
 
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