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Vegetable Seed Swop

Posted: Yesterday at 22:14

Only just started veg this year, will have some runners spare at some point

Pickled Eggs

Posted: Yesterday at 21:46

Great that's what I was thinking, thanks

Enchinea

Posted: Yesterday at 21:38

I find these difficult plants to grow and over Winter. There's a lot of leaves on it ,I'd be guided on the size of the root growth.

If the roots has filled it's pot I would be tempted to plant it out given the warm weather so they have time to get down deep in the soil. It's not a popular view but a very thin barrier of slug pellets would give it all the protection that it needs, be it now or next year

 

Sweet peas from this year's seed - do they come true?

Posted: Yesterday at 21:26

Don't know if I'm honest, to me it makes sense to keep the seeds of strong/well performing plants.  I was sure I collected cupani last year but the flowers  that grew didn't look like them at all. 

You can do both.

My plants were sown in the Autumn last year in muddy soil, outside with complete neglect and they have done really well. I will be saving the seed

 

 

Pickled Eggs

Posted: Yesterday at 21:13

Hi nut the vinegar is spice flavour, Non Brewed Condiment. 4.5% acidity. I had my doubts about the fridge, I've pickled some beetroot earlier this month and my thinking is that vinegar is the ultimate preservative. So they are just in top shelf in my kitchen cupboard. I suppose I was a bit worried as they are eggs.

From what you're saying it sounds like I'll be alright to just pour the cold vinegar over the eggs and then just chuck a chilli and some peppercorns in with them.

Thanks for your tip about the garlic, I did buy some of that as well

 

 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: Yesterday at 20:56

I've got loads of surplus white Honesty seeds, feels such a shame to waste them.  If anybody wants them, please pm me and I'll send them 2nd class

Pickled Eggs

Posted: Yesterday at 20:50

Hello everyone, I've got a surplus of eggs,lots of them. I've got some pickling vinegar, peppercorns  chilies and bottles. I'm getting conflicting information from the internet.

I was going to hard boil the eggs, let them cool. Put them in the jar, with pickling vinegar, some pepper corns and a chilli and then leave them in the kitchen cupboard.

Some sites say that they need to be kept in the fridge? My fridge isn't big enough for the bottles. Also do I need to warm up the pickling vinegar and ingrediants before adding it to the jar?

Thanks for any advice

Help with Crocosmia

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:08

Don't know if it's a blessing or curse, but OH has those same genes. We live a messy life

Hardy Annuals

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:25

I don't do direct sowing but the ones that have worked for me in pots sown this time of year  are Calendula, Corncockles, Sweet Williams and Cornflowers

Am I a saddo?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:21

It's sounds like that's the likely outcome, but a sad one. I've not invested any cash here. The landowner has lived here for 20 + years and loves the nature. Nothing to do with me, but I can't help thinking when he has gone, what will become of it all

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Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 21:46

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09

Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34

Budelia

quick question 
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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 10:56

Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Last Post: 14/09/2013 at 21:28

Website

Site really slow 
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Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 16:30

What are these

Latest bargains 
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Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 23:15

Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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