Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June Flower colour: creamy-white Other features: delicious,...... more
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June Flower colour: creamy-white Other features: delicious, greenish-brown kiwi fruit Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection) This is a self-fertile variety that produces both male and female creamy-white flowers, so it does not need a pollinating partner to produce delicious, greenish-brown kiwi fruit - perfect if there is only enough space for one fruiting plant. It is a vigorous, deciduous climber, which is best suited for training as an espalier against a warm, sheltered wall in a sunny spot, where it will start producing fruit around 3 years after planting. Garden care: Provide good support with a network of horizontal galvanised wires spaced at 30cm intervals and using raffia or garden twine tie in the plant, first vertically up a bamboo cane and then laterally, along the wires as it grows. It produces fruit on one year old wood, so you should aim to train pairs of lateral stems to develop permanent fruiting stems. When these exceed the alloted space, pinch out the tips and train a new leading shoot. It may take 3 or 4 years to start to producing fruits.
Advantages: Wide range of recipes to suit most tastes. Disadvantages: None, really
...the recipes, the book includes general notes on juicing/smoothie making, a nutrient chart, a list of juices which may be helpful for particular ailments, and a selection of juice "courses" for different requirements, e.g. detoxing and boosting your immune system.
The spiral binding also makes the book easier to use, as it's easy to lay it flat on your work surface.
The benefits of fresh fruit...
Advantages: Handy recipes, colourful, nutritional info, fun, various types. Disadvantages: No use if you're not into juicing or blending, pages are not wipe free.
...juices I could make myself. Thus, as I read the inlay cover of this book and flicked through a few pages, I thought that this book was a good one to buy. It doesn?t confuse me like other text publications have managed to do in the past because it has been written with a view of educating people about the positive aspects of juicing and making smoothies in the most basic way possible.
Advantages: easy to follow, good range of recipes Disadvantages: paperback
...did not work! I therefore decided to invest in a book on juice recipes and came across ?The Big Book of Juices and Smoothies? which I bought from WHSmith. This retails at £12.99 but I picked this up in the sale for around £5. The book is written by nutritionist Natalie Savona and contains 365 different recipes ? one for each day of the year. No chance of getting bored then!
The book really is...