hollie hock


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Enchinea

Posted: 15/09/2014 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: 15/09/2014 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: 15/09/2014 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: 15/09/2014 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: 15/09/2014 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

Avatar ?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:47

I use a laptop/PC Runnybeak and I know nothing about the ipad things. From others on here I think there maybe a problem downloading pics/images from phones

A browser is a piece of software that we all use to access the internet. You could be using Internet Explorer, FireFox, there are others. They are the same whether on the phones or computers. 

You're not thick, don't ever think that, you're curious

Avatar ?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:14

I'll try Runnybeak. You go into your account settings. On the top right of the page you can see, there's an down ward arrrow. Click on that and you'll see some options. Click on My Settings. This will take you to another page.

On the left hand side, you'll see the faceless T- shirt boy, click on Edit

On this page you will see Change your profile picture. You will have to click Browse. Then you can pick the picture you want. All the avators are small so too big an image wont work.

Do you have a pic in mind and is it on your pc?

 

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What is this going to be?

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