Wednesday, October 15

Large Hips and Small Hips


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    1. Yes and No CJ not something I think of eating.

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  2. I've never used rose hips. Will you be harvesting them?

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    1. Neither have I , Jo and the hips are not ours to pick

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  3. I've been seeing rose hips every where I go. The mulitiflora rose is a huge weed here. But the have the cutest little rose hips that are turning red right now.

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    1. I wonder whether they are the same as our wild rambling rose, Daphne found in hedges with single pink or white flowers.

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  4. I made some jelly with Rosehips last year, but I found it disappointing. It looks nice, but doesn't taste of anything! Allegedly they are good for you, but the beneficial effect may be offset by the amount of sugar needed to make the jelly. But their ornamental potential is much better! If only you could eat them like Redcurrants...

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    1. We don't make jams or jellies, Mark because of how much sugar is needed. It;s why we make compote which uses half as much or less but the disadvantage is that we have to freeze it.

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    1. All the gardening will keep them trim Jean :)

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  6. I was going to say hip hip hurray - but that would be a bit corny.

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    1. No more corny than my title Elaine.

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  7. I think you have very nice hips Sue - but I see shrimpy got the pun in first

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  8. Ooh I wish I'd visited earlier in the day. Beautiful colour and sunny blue sky. Just what's needed.

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    1. They did look beautiful Victoria.

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  9. They say that there are many vitamins in these hips. Do you use them anyhow?

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    1. I don;t use them Nadezda but then again they weren't mine to pick

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  10. That's beautiful tree with hips. Never hear about them. Are they fruits?

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    1. They are the fruit produced by wild roses, Malar, The birds will love them

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  11. I love rosehip soup, I used to buy it in Norway as it is something you can get everywhere there – I have never seen that in Tesco! Just one more thing I miss from Norway. None of my roses makes any good tasty hips for cooking so I don’t leave them on, I envy you the display, but not the job if you are cooking them, cleaning them off and removing the seeds is a big task :-)

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    1. I've never heard of rosehip soup, Helene, The hips on the photos were actually growing in an RSPB nature reserve so definitely not for picking. The birds will ejoy them over winter,

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    2. My Swedish daughter-in-law swears by Rosehip Soup for curing colds and flu. I suppose it's the vitamin C. I was thinking of making some from the hips of our Rosa Rugosa but you have to boil them for ages to make them tender enough.

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    3. You'll have to let is know how it works out. I seem to remember being given rosehip syrup as a child to ward of colds.

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  12. I had thought of some puns but they've already been covered!

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    1. I went through a few before writing the title, Angie.

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  13. Nothing quite screams autumn like a fine display of rosehips. There will be some happy birds about for sure.xxx

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    1. Hope the waxwings arrive this year so we can go and try to see some, Dina.

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  14. The rose hips look very pretty and autumnal.Good photos :)

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    1. Thanks, Kelli. We took loads of autumn photos yesterday - only about 400 each.

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