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  Topic: Folks, Managed 6 lbs of sour cherries.....
gz

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PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 18 9:34 pm   Subject: Folks, Managed 6 lbs of sour cherries.....
We competed in the Alva Highland Games today (on our bikes) and afterwards found the cherry trees in the park laden with ripe cherries...very like the wild geans but dark and ripe. I'm surprised how ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 18 10:27 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
that looks a serious problem , Cassandra.
on a lighter note,cat with matching jumper..
  Topic: Folks, Managed 6 lbs of sour cherries.....
gz

Replies: 9
Views: 181
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 18 6:58 pm   Subject: Folks, Managed 6 lbs of sour cherries.....
I've been picking Geans..Wild Cherries..they seem to be ripening well this year,although it is a race with the birds!
  Topic: testing garden picture posting....
gz

Replies: 22
Views: 381
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 18 8:37 am   Subject: testing garden picture posting....
gz,

These were actually made from what's called composite wood which is a misnomer since they're actually made from recycled compressed plastic but it does help the environment and zero maintenance ...
  Topic: testing garden picture posting....
gz

Replies: 22
Views: 381
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 18 9:35 pm   Subject: testing garden picture posting....
great seeing successful deep beds..aren't these bed walls things that come round pallets of tiles or something similar?
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

Replies: 58
Views: 3282
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 18 8:46 am   Subject: Wildlife
Went for a morning stroll in the community woodland.
Saw a Roe deer, a robin, blackbirds and moorhens, disturbed a vole-hunting buzzard and heard plenty of small birds..I'm not good at id of bird so ...
  Topic: Folks, Just a short introduction.....
gz

Replies: 7
Views: 264
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 18 8:58 am   Subject: Folks, Just a short introduction.....
Welcome from Scotland
  Topic: Elderflower and Rose Petal Syrup
gz

Replies: 10
Views: 5840
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 18 8:19 am   Subject: Elderflower and Rose Petal Syrup
elderflower plus a hint of rose ...I used 4 lemons instead of 3.5, as I was halving the recipe. Its probably a bit more lemony than intended by Minamoo!!

I think that if it was steeped for a ...
  Topic: Elderflower and Rose Petal Syrup
gz

Replies: 10
Views: 5840
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 18 10:10 pm   Subject: Elderflower and Rose Petal Syrup
Query from a friend..could she use her Mock Orange/Philadelphus flowers instead of roses or elderflowers?
  Topic: Elderflower and Rose Petal Syrup
gz

Replies: 10
Views: 5840
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 18 9:46 pm   Subject: Elderflower and Rose Petal Syrup
Awesome, even after only 24 hour's steeping, and with pink roses instead of red....next time....

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29527/P6252141.JPGhttp://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29529/P62521 ...
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

Replies: 58
Views: 3282
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 18 10:16 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Two Magpie Moths and a Magpie Moth caterpillar. The moth (Abraxas grossulariata) used to be regarded as a pest of Gooseberries and currants, but has declined and is now not so much a problem. The wing ...
  Topic: Elderflower and Rose Petal Syrup
gz

Replies: 10
Views: 5840
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 18 10:15 pm   Subject: Elderflower and Rose Petal Syrup
I've juggled recipes a bit,referred to Minamoo's elderflower and ginger and Nicky colour it green's elderflower....
we'll see how it goes!!
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

Replies: 58
Views: 3282
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 18 9:22 pm   Subject: Wildlife
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29523/P6242127.JPGhttp://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29524/P6242129.JPGhttp://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29525/P6242132.JPGhttp://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29526/P6242134 ...
  Topic: Elderflower and Rose Petal Syrup
gz

Replies: 10
Views: 5840
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 18 5:36 pm   Subject: Elderflower and Rose Petal Syrup
has anyone any idea where the rose linky went to?

I've got Elderflowes and petals from Rose Comte de Chambourd, which are nicely perfumed if not a deep red...

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29 ...
  Topic: hounds
gz

Replies: 5
Views: 809
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Jun 23, 18 9:03 am   Subject: hounds
Great show and good work...did we spot Ki near the end?
 
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