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Old 18-09-2007, 04:14 PM
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I have berries on my fuchsia plants and I am really surprised to find that you can make jam with them.

Fuchsia Jam

1 and a half pound of ripe fuchsia berries
1lb sugar
Juice of half a lemon
2 tablespoons of water or apple juice

Put the sugar and water in a pan over a low heat until the sugar dissolves. Let this cool. Add the washed berries and lemon juice. Bring to the boil and then boil rapidly until setting point is reached. Pour into warmed jars.
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Old 18-09-2007, 05:29 PM
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Thanks Lesley, I will have a go.
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I have berries on my fuchsia plants and I am really surprised to find that you can make jam with them.

Fuchsia Jam

1 and a half pound of ripe fuchsia berries
1lb sugar
Juice of half a lemon
2 tablespoons of water or apple juice

Put the sugar and water in a pan over a low heat until the sugar dissolves. Let this cool. Add the washed berries and lemon juice. Bring to the boil and then boil rapidly until setting point is reached. Pour into warmed jars.
Hi, Love the recipe.look foreward to joining the site again.Very interesting ideas and tips.Down to earth too. Magpie1942
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Old 18-09-2007, 09:54 PM
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How do you get 1 and1/2 pounds of berries? I've got loads of fuschias but I dead-head like crazy. Should I stop now and let them set seed?
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Old 18-09-2007, 10:19 PM
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Oh! Blimey!! I never realised that I was supposed to dead head fuchsia's. Growing vegetables is what I love - I'm hopeless on flowers!
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Well, I look after the grounds(hanging baskets etc.) In a large pub. If you don't dead-head the fuschias they look very tired very quickly. I like to keep them going until the winter baskets arrive. I suppose I do it automatically in my own garden when I'm doing our hanging baskets and ground shrubs. My MBH calls it "pottering"
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Hi Lesley jay, this is amazing, dare i ask if you have tried it and if so is there a comparable taste? my fushias are covered. Whilst we are on the subject of making the most of these gifts from our flowers, a friend of mine told me about poor-mans capers, she collects the small still green seeds of her nasturtium plants each day and drops them in a jar of cheap vineger. She has them on salads through the year. Once again I'd love to know about the jam. Many thanks Sue
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