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  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,299
    edited November 2020
    There's a GW page, a GW magazine page, and several groups on Facebook. The groups are insanely busy and I had to leave as my feed was completely overwhelmed, even with notifications off. The pages are much more manageable, and theGW one has been posting viewer videos - some of the ones that don't make it onto the TV programme - for several months.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • Danae(dan-Ah-ee)Danae(dan-Ah-ee) Posts: 942
    edited December 2020
    In 2016, there was a thread relating to quinces and the extract below was one of my contributions to it. 

    I believe there are several kinds of edible, "proper" quince.  My grandfather had two, one only for cooking and the other, juicy, sweet and highly aromatic, to eat raw.  I adore quince, from its beautiful blossom to its priceless fruit. 

    Moreover, its equally aromatic leaves, when dried, make lovely, refreshing tea; wonderful when taken with toast and honey!  (Or whatever you may prefer, of course.)

    The fruits from both trees were used to make the most wonderful preserve, nothing like it in my opinion; and they were also cooked with pork.  Amazing!

    However, very soon after that, Monty said on GW that quince cannot be eaten raw.  I thought he can't be right, surely; but I could not find any written information that proved my memory was correct.

    Most unexpectedly, today I came across this: 

    Aromatnaya quince trees Cydonia oblonga Aromatnaya is a heavy-cropping self-fertile quince, and a good choice for growing in sunny areas in the UK. Although primarily a fruit for cooking with, Aromatnaya is also one of the few quinces that can be eaten raw. The fruits should be picked and then left to ripen for a few days, and have a tropical flavour, somewhat reminiscent of melon or pineapple. They add an unusual touch if grated thinly on to fruit salads.

    So relieved that I hadn't been misremembering, or even imagining things!

    (As for the return of GW, I imagine we shall have to wait till March...)
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,400
    Just been reading my GW mag ......GW starts back on 19th March and every episode will be an hour long this year 🥳🥳🥳
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,145
    Good news @chicky :)
    There's another winter special on Friday at 8pm
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,572
    Viewers’ gardens are going to feature again, though I can’t say I’m bothered. If I were the editor at least two thirds of the clips shown last year would have ended on the editing room floor.
    Rutland, England
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,818
    That's why it's a good idea to record it so you can FF the dross but also watch the good bits again.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,218
    Pity I'm allergic to it @talkcamiaJ0Mms245 , be careful what you recommend 
  • bédébédé Posts: 3,011
    edited 22 February
    I video, and then fast forward.  I skip most amateur videos, Monty when he's potting or sowing, Carol Klein, muted to avoid her giggle-talk.

    With a Chelsea programme, I avoid show gardens (so unrealistic) but do watch CK as she is the only one who goes in the plant "tents".
     location: Surrey Hills, England, ex-woodland acidic sand.
    "Have nothing in your garden that you don't know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
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