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Chives....



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They're ever so pretty, Bloomer :)
Somebody was telling me, the other day, that if you infuse a few heads in wine vinegar, it makes nice salad dressing...

7 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Karen..one of my favourite plants.I suppose it would make a nice dressing..I just cut some to sprinkle on salads...and the flowers too..:o)

7 Jun, 2012

 

Yes, that's what I do too :)
But, I suppose you could have chive dressing when it's out of season... :)

7 Jun, 2012

 

Very pretty Bloomer

7 Jun, 2012

 

Lovely clump there Sandra. I find them so useful too.

7 Jun, 2012

 

I wouldn't like to be without mine. So pretty to look at and so useful in the kitchen.

7 Jun, 2012

 

Good idea,Karen..it should keep ok in the wine vinegar..
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Thanks Paul..I love the colour :o)
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Thank you Cinders..wish everything was so hardy and reliable..such a good plant to have in th garden..:o)
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Same here,H.bird..one of my favourites :o)

7 Jun, 2012

 

I love these...bought a packet of seed, but didn't get around to planting them...lol

7 Jun, 2012

 

I've got some in flower, usually i use them alot and they never get to this stage, but i've let them flower as i'm going to see what the flowers taste like as i now you can eat them aswell.

7 Jun, 2012

 

There's something strange about eating flowers, though...nasturtiums are another edible, aren't they? ;)

I came home from holiday once and wondered why I didn't have any courgettes...
It turned out that OH's son and girlfriend had eaten all the flowers, stuffed and deep-fried! lol! :)))

7 Jun, 2012

 

I've seen them use courgette flowers on these cookery programes on tele thats where i heard of eating chive flowers.

7 Jun, 2012

 

Yes, they thought that they were delicious! I haven't tried them though...

7 Jun, 2012

 

great :)))

7 Jun, 2012

 

I'm sure they would be fine,if you seeded some now,Moti..try some in a pot for now..in fact,I think they would look lovely..might do that when I split mine.:o)
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I remember you saying that last year,Carole..glad you let them flower this year..you can have both the flowers and stems now..:o)..and another good thing..I never see any snails or slugs around them,so dual purpose really :o)
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I know what you mean,Karen..I was a bit sceptical,when I first tried them..but to be honest,I prefer the green bits..I only scatter a few petals on ,to look pretty...none of our lot would try them though! ..:o) I don't like Courgettes ,so it won't be me nicking your flowers ! LOl...
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7 Jun, 2012

 

I've got mine in a trough,

7 Jun, 2012

 

That will look nice,Carol..:o)

7 Jun, 2012

 

They are looking very pretty Sandra, are they planted in your gravel area, they look very happy!

7 Jun, 2012

 

Thank you,Carole..they are in a small border next to the gravel..and it fills all the space,which was the intention..it's quite well drained,and gets all the sun,so seems to like it there..:o)

7 Jun, 2012

 

Courgette flowers are a big thing in Italy, and you can packs of them at vastly inflated prices - I think they're a bit overrated, myself. I have chives in my herb border, but they are a bit overshadowed by the huge sage bush, and I tend to forget they are there. Wonderful flavour, though - I like 'em snipped into potato salad.

9 Jun, 2012

 

So do I ,Gattina...and cottage cheese..:o)

9 Jun, 2012

 

They look lovely Bloomer. I have something similar and it is Garlic. I tried them in salad last year it was lovely. :o)

10 Jun, 2012

 

Thank you,N3...nice to hear from you..I have wondered where you were..I like Garlic,but OH doesn't ..not heard of those before ...

10 Jun, 2012

 

Glad to be back... Lots going on here but now have time to myself, well at the weekend and looking forward to catching up with you all. Hope you and your family are doing well. Will take a pic tomorrow, could do with smellovision :o)))) xxxx

10 Jun, 2012

 

Lovely clump of chives. Very useful in salads. The flowers always remind me of the wild thrift that grows along the cliffs.

11 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Lindak..they do look similar don't they? I like to see the thrift growing well too..:o)

11 Jun, 2012



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