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Purple flower garden

Post: #287299 Odsox
Fri May 27, 2016 1:56 pm

Pretty flowers ......

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.... of my this year's potatoes. These are Mayan Gold, which are new to me. Below is the potato thicket, had I known they were going to be so rampant, I would have planted them further apart instead of my usual 18" each way.

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Purple and mauve flowers on another new plant, these are Shiraz peas and the pods are deep purple too, apparently.

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And, just to show that I DO grow a few non-edible plants ......

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Re: Purple flower garden

Post: #287300 CJay
Fri May 27, 2016 2:05 pm

I love purple.

Great pictures.

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Re: Purple flower garden

Post: #287302 Green Aura
Fri May 27, 2016 3:59 pm

Erm, lilac is edible. You can make loads of things, syrup, jelly, wine and scones were just a few options.

I don't know what they taste like but the picture I saw of lilac cupcakes looked very pretty.
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Re: Purple flower garden

Post: #287305 diggernotdreamer
Fri May 27, 2016 9:33 pm

I think you're turning

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Re: Purple flower garden

Post: #287306 CJay
Sat May 28, 2016 12:57 am

Lilac wine? Really? I'm planting lilac tomorrow.

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Re: Purple flower garden

Post: #287307 Odsox
Sat May 28, 2016 7:57 am

Green Aura wrote:Erm, lilac is edible. You can make loads of things

No, only you could do something like that, us mere mortals just appreciate the flowers for what they are. :lol:

Update: The Shiraz peas do indeed have deep purple pods, I will post a pic when they get big enough.
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Re: Purple flower garden

Post: #287308 Green Aura
Sat May 28, 2016 8:10 am

At the risk of being pedantic (who me?) you merely said it was non-edible, not that an old sourpuss wouldn't eat it. :lol:
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Re: Purple flower garden

Post: #287309 Odsox
Sat May 28, 2016 8:39 am

Of course you're right, I maybe should also have pointed out that I grow vast quantities of grass, which according to Barbara Moore (remember her?) is not only edible, but good for you .... but it doesn't have purple flowers. :lol:
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Post: #287310 Green Aura
Sat May 28, 2016 10:42 am

I had to look her up but I think a good maxim is to avoid nutritional advice from someone who starved to death.

Grass is only edible in the form of beef etc (apologies to any vegetarians etc). :lol:
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Re: Purple flower garden

Post: #287311 Odsox
Sat May 28, 2016 1:00 pm

Oh dear, showing my age then. She was always in the news back in the 60's, she reckoned she was going to live forever on grass, water and fresh air.
I agree about the beef though and I would definitely add lamb to the list.
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Re: Purple flower garden

Post: #287312 CJay
Sat May 28, 2016 2:15 pm

Don't forget pork and venison.

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Re: Purple flower garden

Post: #287387 sleepyowl
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:47 pm

And goose they graze too
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