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Gourds ' Turk's Turban '

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Gourds       ' Turk's Turban  '

I cut these off today .... I'm going to let them dry and then varnish them ......



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Brilliant idea

19 Aug, 2010

 

Nice Amy, do you have them for decoration.

19 Aug, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks 6p ... yes Dawn , they keep for ages once they've been varnished and look nice in a big basket ...........

19 Aug, 2010

 

What a great idea!

19 Aug, 2010

 

wow can you calve them out amy at all i realy like them.

19 Aug, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Hi leigh , what have you done to your face ?? I suppose you could carve them like a Pumpkin Leigh but I don't want to spoil them , I have some Pumpkins growing they are still green , I'm not sure if they will turn yellow I'll have to wait and see .. :o)

Thanks Carole ..:-)

20 Aug, 2010

 

can you eat them amy, or dont you like them to eat, sound lovely though varnishing them for decor

20 Aug, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I've never tried eating them San although I can't see any reason as to why you shouldn't .. sometimes I grow an assortment of all different shapes and sizes but this year I have all the same .... One year I had them growing up the holly trees they looked strange and difficult to reach the top ones as well .......

20 Aug, 2010

 

wow they grow high them amy, but its something different to look at in the garden ;o)) just looked them up and also known as mexican hats , good for baking and stuffing

20 Aug, 2010

 

i realy like them . what do you mean about my face amy ?

20 Aug, 2010

 

Lovely Amy....I love squashes and gourds.........they'll look great for Autumn.

20 Aug, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks San but I don't think I will do that ... they are much bigger than they look they are about the size of a big dinner plate .....

There's nothing wrong with your face Leigh , I couldn't decide if your Avatar was your face or not ? ... did you or Jim ever make that living wall ? xx

Thanks Janey they are a lovely autumny ( is that a word ?) colour ...lol....

20 Aug, 2010

 

know we didnt do te wall the more we thaught of it though theres aspects of that idea that would be lovley in a waterfall .i am 2 faced amy lol see you soon hopefully bye for now xx .

20 Aug, 2010

amy
Amy
 

No you're not Leigh ! your head might be but your'e not ....LOL....

A waterfall would be great with the living wall , you wouldn't have to keep watering it ... :o))

22 Aug, 2010

 

thats just what i thaught but realisticly i think you would have to have plants that dindnt mind the conditions damp but i think youd have to water them . the more i hink about it the more different ideas i think of so watch this space . take care bye for now amy xx .

22 Aug, 2010

 

Love these Amy ... my mum used to varnish hers ... whole bowlfuls! I haven't really seen them since in anyone's garden so thanks for the nostalgia!!

26 Aug, 2010

 

They look lovely Amy. They're lovely roasted. I used to peel them first but Daughter said there was no need. Just cut them and take out seeds, cut into chunks, put in ovenproof dish, salt and pepper to taste, sprinkling of herbs, and drizzle of Olive oil. Tasty. :o))

30 Aug, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Linda , I didn't know that , you would think the skins would be too tough wouldn't you ... I like roasted vegetables thats another one to try ! :o)

30 Aug, 2010

 

I've never actually tried your variety, but I do the same with Butternut squash and their varieties. The skin softens (like chewy) and helps to keep the flesh in one piece. My Daughter had me doing it, after a visit to her house. Now I do what I call a healthy mix.And it saves on the cooking pots. lol. 1 casserole dish, cut into chunks, courgettes, carrots, parsnips, squash, marrow, onions, potatoes(these need to be cut a bit smaller), seasoning, herbs and a drizzle of oil. Just roast in oven, when your'e cooking your meat, like you would if you were roasting potatoes. Saves on fuel too. My Daughter even does swede and things as well. :o))

30 Aug, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I do one similar to this Linda , I love it , ! I haven't put a butternut squash in before I will try that .. I put swede in to, in fact anything I have ...lol.. . :o)

30 Aug, 2010

 

:o))

30 Aug, 2010



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