Last man standing

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Last man standing

Post: #275232 oldjerry
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:57 am

When we got here 9 months ago,the garden was a fine lawn enhanced with several mature decorative shrubs and a variety of interesting well grown herbaceous subjects.

Contrary to the 1977 Geneva Conventions,(Article 54,Protocol 1) banning Scorched Earth policies,I've changed all that..

One of the few plants to escape was a single mature currant which now stands in an area of soft fruit surrounded by a dozen others, mostly black (and a couple of red), all clearly much younger,but doing their best to catch up,as you'd expect. To my horror I now discover that the 'survivor' is a whitecurrant. Large bundles of transluscent pearl - like spheres cause it's branches to arch as they grown under the weight.

Basically,what the hell d''ya do with them ? Shall I just rip the bloody thing out and have done with it?

Yes,I'm enquiring after some recipes. (please, nothing too effete)......Ta.

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Re: Last man standing

Post: #275233 Maykal
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:00 am

Whitecurrant wine?

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Post: #275235 boboff
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:42 am

Get a permanent marker and colour them in to make blackcurrants?
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Re: Last man standing

Post: #275238 diggernotdreamer
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:28 am

If all else fails, alcohol is always the way forward :drunken:

500g whitecurrants, add the zest of 1 lemon, 500g caster sugar, 15g fresh grated ginger and 1 bottle of cheap whiskey. Put it all in a sterilized Kilner jar and shake. Put it in a cupboard and shake it daily for two weeks. Strain through muslin into bottles and put away until Christmas

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Re: Last man standing

Post: #275254 The Riff-Raff Element
Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:32 am

White currant jelly. One of the finest preserves there is. I wish I could grow white currant, but the heat here kills them - I've tried more than once.

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Re: Last man standing

Post: #275305 doofaloofa
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:53 pm

Racists!
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