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Apple and Plum Butter Recipe

Kevin has commented that he has not got enough plums to make preserves so ‘we will make traditional apple and plum ‘butter’. The end result is a stiff, sliceable preserve. Keeps years! ideal for sponge cakes as it is fairly
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Apple Butter Recipe

Kevin’s wife’s Apple Butter – thanks Kevin for this recipe! 1.Windfall apples (any) 2.Quarter, removing bruised and eaten bits. Keep pips cores skin intact. 3.Smallest amount of water to just covering bottom of lidded pan, this is to get juices
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Celeriac and Apple Mash Recipe

We had this celeriac and apple mash during a conference at Chatsworth House. It went well with the beef cobbler – and would be the perfect accompaniment for game. Ingredients for apple and celeriac mash: 2 Bramley apples, peeled, cored and chopped 1
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Strawberry Window Garden

Sainsbury’s Bank – Money Matters  have given us permission to reproduce their guide for using strawberries in a window box.  Spring is a great time to start growing your own strawberries.  What could be better than picking fresh strawberries from your
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How to Plant Raspberry Canes

Raspberries are best grown from bare root canes in the autumn. Always  buy virus-free stock. Most soils are suitable for raspberries, but the best soil is: * slightly acid * not too heavy * rich in organic matter * well
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How to Prune Summer Raspberry Canes

When the summer raspberry harvest has come to an end, prune out the old flowering canes at soil level. The new shoots that have grown this year will bear next year’s fruit. Removing the old canes from the raspberry row will prevent
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Mulberry Trees and Mulberries

Black Mulberries (latin name Morus nigra) are so ripe and juicy that they just melt in your mouth. This is a bumper year for mulberries. The trees are laden and the fruit is of excellent quality. The tree in this
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How to Tell Victoria Plums are Ready to Pick

There are four signs which tell if Victoria Plums are ready to pick: 1. Twist the plum gently off the stem. The plum is ripe when it comes off easily.  Plums usually leave their stalk on the tree. 2. The colour of the
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4 Steps to Prune Tayberries

Tayberries are easy to prune by following these 4 steps in late summer. 1. prune Tayberry canes as soon as they have finished fruiting 2. cut the canes that carried the ripe Tayberries back to ground level 3. tie the new  stems, which have grown
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Support Posts for Raspberry Canes & Other Fruit

It is worth doing a good job of putting supporting posts in, as it is such a nuisance if the raspberry canes fall down. Posts are needed in the kitchen garden to fix the wires along which fruit canes can be
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