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Latest posts by hollie hock

Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:42

Hi Lily

white mouse

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

Great pictures fidget, don't know whether it's an escapee or an albino wild one. I bet you were surprised at seeing him! I nearly trod on a mouse last night, they do move really fast.

Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:23

Think that £5 is a very good starting price, they can go for quite a bit of money. Be worth keeping an eye on the bidding and then swoop in with your best offer. They are  heavy, is it postage or buyer collect?

Slavage yards are great places to visit even if it's just for a look around. The one I've bought from in the past do really reasonable delivery rates as well. Don't forget the humble carboots, there's still bargains still to be had.

Vegetable Seed Swop

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 22:14

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

Pickled Eggs

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 21:46

Great that's what I was thinking, thanks

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

Discussions started by hollie hock

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 19/04/2015 at 10:49

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

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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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

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
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