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Pickled Eggs

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Hi GWRS, yes I have 3 lovely hens. Only got them this Spring. So far they lay 3 eggs a day every day. I usually sell any surplus I have but they just built up!

Found a great pickling jar at a car boot so all 30 went in! With some black pepper and a couple of small chillies. I'm thinking they will take  4-6 weeks to be ready?

I only tried pickled eggs this year Orchid Lady, they were cheap in Wilkos, I liked them but hoping mine will taste better. Keeping chickens is great fun and relatively easy. The eggs taste so much better than those in the shops

pulled my first parsnip yesterday.

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:08

Nice one, don't think mine are doing so well

Collapsing Cosmos

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:03

Mine are looking tired as well, just did some deadheading, probably for the last time. The little bees are still on them so want to keep them flowering for them

They've done a great job again this year, I keep forgetting how tall they get!

what's plants do you have in your greenhouse right now.

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 23:44

That's looking really good Nooze, loads of plants to come How exciting

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 23:41

It looks like an honesty  that has been munched by catepilliars. To the right of one of the pictures it looks like you've got seed pods forming.

From your pictures this looks like this years growth that did very well and threw out a couple of flowers.  Honesty are really tough plants and grow wild. I don't think you need to do anything as they are really hardy, The risk taker in me would probably cut them back a bit in the hope they grow to their full potential next year.

There's some self seeded honesty here that are in flower, probably from plants that were in flower this spring.

I could be wrong though

 

need tlc after a horrible summer

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 21:46

That's sad news Mark, the great thing about gardening is that there is always next year and that gives us hope for things to come

hormone rooting powder

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 20:57

I rediscovered my pot this year, I've still used it,can't see it doing any harm. In the end some cuttings will take and others wont. I''ve used it on some my fuschias, penstemons and bowles mauve cuttings.  Fingers crossed

what's plants do you have in your greenhouse right now.

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 20:50

That's a lot of Lupins Whippet! I'm going to try and take my own advice and shift a lot of stuff outside this weekend. The lupins and hollyhocks would do fine outside. I'm not a rose grower but I would expect the same of them. It's a way of hardening them off  for the Winter.

Nooze, sounds like your hubby is doing a great job, can't give you any advice, but I'm sure others on here can as they've done the same thing. Just think of the great things you can grow there when it's up

Cuttings Advice Please

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 22:21

I've got a similar experiment going on in my greenhouse. I've got some penstemons and lavender. So far so good that they haven't keeled over.

I don't know anything about the self watering trays. I'm finding my cuttings are remaining fairly damp without much water. I've watered them a tiny bit when the soil seems a bit dry.

I'm expecting to cut down on the watering as we move into Autumn and Winter. Good luck with yours, it's great when cuttings pull through, good established plants for free

Discussions started by hollie hock

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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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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Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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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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