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by cocobelle
Thu May 12, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: What is happening to this lemon plant?
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Re: What is happening to this lemon plant?

A friend of mine has the same problem with his. His opinion is that the last winter was too harsh and he didn't protect it well enough. Though it didn't look too good to me during last summer either!
by cocobelle
Thu May 12, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Excess of rhubarb
Replies: 15
Views: 2449

Re: Excess of rhubarb

Maybe make some chutney from the crazy amounts of rhubarb some of you have. I had some the other day with belly of pork and it goes so well.
by cocobelle
Thu May 12, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: What to do with plums?
Replies: 9
Views: 2273

Re: What to do with plums?

You're so lucky, I love plums but i've not had a ripe lovely, sweet plum in so many years. I never buy them because they're so disappointing but I know there are good ones out there. If I were you I would just eat them ripe. But plum jam is also very good.
by cocobelle
Thu May 12, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Calling all Londoners
Replies: 9
Views: 1257

Re: Calling all Londoners

Shame you're not around Bristol. There an annual organic food fair in the city around August time I think you probably know about this already. Might be a bit too late in the year to get a spot. I'm guessing it's Bristol City Council you'd need to contact. There seems to be more and more of these ev...
by cocobelle
Thu May 12, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Jam
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: Jam

Wild garlic preserve sounds interesting. I've never come across this.
by cocobelle
Thu May 12, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Open fireplace
Replies: 14
Views: 1347

Re: Open fireplace

Yes, old original fireplaces are beautiful and it's a shame not to use them. A friend of mine lives in an old apartment block in Berlin and her only source of heat it an old burner and it's so effective I couldn't believe the heat it kicked out. It looks very pretty too. Must be cheaper than having ...
by cocobelle
Thu May 12, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...find an authentic pattern and material for re enactment
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Re: ...find an authentic pattern and material for re enactme

Sorry I can't be of help with the pattern but what about a cotton type of smock. Should be fairly easy to work out. Maybe take an old over sized shirt and adjust the measurements a bit. Sorry might be a rubbish suggestion.
by cocobelle
Thu May 12, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Find use for unused kitchen cabinet doors?
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: Find use for unused kitchen cabinet doors?

Yes I would use them in the garden some how if you're not bothered about them getting ruined. I've got so much that needs to be reused but it's also finding the time to revamp it.
by cocobelle
Tue May 10, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Rosemary tea
Replies: 21
Views: 1662

Re: Rosemary tea

Amazing i've never thought of rosemary in tea terms before. I love the to smell it and also cook with it often. Will have to try it as tea soon. Thanks for the info
by cocobelle
Tue May 10, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: growing herbs for teas
Replies: 28
Views: 2567

Re: growing herbs for teas

I'm a big fan of camomile and peppermint. Tried a rose tea recently -lovely. Not so into the fruit teas.
I really like spearmint and eucalyptus. Ps i'm shocked by the behaviour of nutmeg
by cocobelle
Tue May 10, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 40249

Re: What are you havesting

You should all be very pleased. I've got some rocket on the go, a lot of it got scorched unfortunately so don't have many survivors. It's just so expensive to buy from shops.
by cocobelle
Tue May 10, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Essential oils
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: Essential oils

This sounds very interesting. I've always been interested in essential oils and aromatherapy I stopped visiting my gp a long time ago and always look into a herbal remedy for any illness. Thanks for the info on this.
by cocobelle
Tue May 10, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pak Choi is up!
Replies: 25
Views: 1968

Re: Pak Choi is up!

I ate pak choi just recently. Unfortunately though I didn't grow it myself. I made a soy, ginger and honey dressing to go with it. It was really good
by cocobelle
Tue May 10, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Bay Tree
Replies: 18
Views: 1796

Re: Bay Tree

I use bay in most stews and with slow cooked meats. It has many uses and yes you can use it in sweet dishes too.
by cocobelle
Tue May 10, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Beer and slugs
Replies: 15
Views: 1749

Re: Beer and slugs

My friend has all sorts growing in his garden, so he's in slug hunting mode at the moment. Every night he goes out with his torch protecting his garden. "Caught them at it again" he says when he comes back in.

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