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    Uplandlady is offline Seedling
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    Default Ideas for homegrown pressies for Christmas??

    Apologies I know it's only August but needs must. Large family and lots to think about. Fancy making up my own gifts this year. But what???


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    Well I have a lily of the valley patch that needs splitting - so mine will be lily of the valley pips planted in a frame with moss- a Victorian idea I think. They can be forced to flower early indoors.
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    What a lovely idea Jeanied. Will look out for some . Have you done this before? Any pictures?

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    Foodies seem to appreciate a plait of home grown garlic.

    Some people like homemade jam/jelly

    Some like piccalilli

    I also plant some of the early flowering bulbs in pretty pots for presents
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    For some small children a fancy plant pot, compost, a miniature watering can and a pack of fast growing seeds.
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    My mother had a friend who always gave bulbs planted in a Pyrex or similar bowl . Hyacinths were best.At least you had a bowl afterwards.Old cups and saucers from charity shops with homemade sweets or anything else suitable, depending on the age. But nothing beats home made jam,cake,chutney or TIME! Ie I will do your ironing, take you out or anything similar.I find all these are much appreciated!


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    I've been busy making elderberry syrup yesterday and today. I think the best gift for Christmas could be started now. A large tub/plant pot of new potatoes. Can you imagine how happy you'd be opening a tub of spuds on Christmas morning!

    As a gift this is best suited to a foodie who won't have already prepped their lunch by then!
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