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Saturday 31 July 2010
by Wulf
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Lady’s Mantle

Unlike many of the plants I am interested in, Alchemilla mollis is not to my knowledge either edible or fragrant. It is, however, beautiful particularly when the leaves capture drops of water and serves as a good choice for filling … Continue reading

Friday 30 July 2010
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Crabapples

We want some trees and crab apples seem like a good choice. They are relatively small and spend most of the year either decorated with blossom or fruit. The fruit is not edible to us raw (although the neighbourhood birds … Continue reading

Thursday 29 July 2010
by Wulf
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Plants I Want to Grow

One of the features of Folia, the social network for gardeners (and, more importantly for me, an excellent online garden notebook) is a wishlist where I can jot down ideas for what I want to grow. I have finally reached … Continue reading

Wednesday 28 July 2010
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Rice Bread

Last weekend I visited the Lakeland store near Bicester and picked up a grain grinder they had on sale. This lets me turn grains like rice into flour which can be used for all sorts of purposes. My first experiment … Continue reading

Tuesday 27 July 2010
by Wulf
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Flying Scales

I discovered yesterday that my kitchen scales fly well. Unfortunately they aren’t so hot on landing! The challenge of getting used to a new kitchen is that not everything has a proper place to live. Jane had left the scales … Continue reading

Monday 26 July 2010
by Wulf
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Soil Testing

Harvesting steam to get distilled water turns out to produce ample for the purposes of soil testing and we tested a couple of spots at the end of last week. The back of the back garden showed a medium green … Continue reading