HILLMOUNT CUPCAKE COMPETITION
56/58 Upper Braniel Road, Gilnahirk, Belfast Down BT5 7TXDate: Sat 8th Mar 14 to Sun 9th Mar 14
Do you love making cupcakes?
Then why not enter our free cupcake competition?
Entry forms available in store.
2 classes adult & children.
Prizes for 1st 2nd 3rd in each category.
Max 3 cupcakes per party
Please note all entries must be in by sat 8th march mid day.
for more info call us on 02890448213
January is the time to decide on the kind of potato you would like to grow in the season ahead. Once the decision has been made, purchase your seed potatoes ready to commence the process of chitting in late January or early February.
Chitting refers to the process whereby seed potatoes are placed (e.g. in an egg box) with the more rounded end with ‘eyes’ facing upwards. Place the seed potatoes in a cool location out of direct sunlight which benefits from high levels of natural light.
The aim of ‘chitting’ is to produce sturdy shoots which encourages quicker establishment and growth. Shoots should be plump and dark green or purple in colour; long, white shoots indicate the seed potatoes are receiving too much heat and not enough light.
After approximately six weeks the shoots should measure roughly 1.5cm to 2.5cm in length and will be ready for planting outside provided temperatures are mild and there is no frost. First earlies can be planted from late February with second earlies from early March.
A Tractor Run in aid of Tiny Life took place at Hillmount Belfast on Saturday 4th January 2014.
Over 35 tractors participated in the event and a large crowd gathered to admire the vehicles and watch as they left for the run around the Castlereagh Hills.
A great day was had by all and over £1,000 was raised for TinyLife.
HILLMOUNT HAS ARRIVED IN BANGOR – Prepare to be amazed!
Hillmount Garden Centre has now opened on Bangor’s Belfast Road. The former furniture showroom has been completely transformed to provide a stunning gift department, fabulous cafe/restaurant, downstairs all weather plant area, garden furniture, tools and gardening equipment and BBQ showroom.
Hillmount’s original store in Castlereagh has been lovingly nurtured by the Mercer family since 1940 and they have created a unique store for Bangor where you can spend the day browsing their exquisite gifts, Christmas trees and decorations in abundance, garden and cane furniture, plants, tools BBQs and then enjoy breakfast, morning coffee, full lunch or afternoon tea in their café restaurant – The Gardener’s Rest.
Staff from the local area will assist you with any gift ideas you may need, provide you with expert gardening advice and prepare mouthwatering meals for your enjoyment.
Hillmount is open Mon to Sat 9.00 am to 6.00 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm
Hillmount Bangor 116 Belfast Road Bangor BT20 3NN
Congratulations to all students and staff members who participated in the 2013 Garden Show Ireland Schools Competition.
We would also like to thank Hillmount Garden Centre for kindly sponsoring us and providing us with advice and help over the years at the Garden Show Ireland.
We successfully won the “Best Overall Garden”
After thorough planning and research we are extremely proud to present our interpretation of
“A Musical Garden.”
- Inspect -
Hose and regulators, we recommend changing your hose and regulator every 5 years.
- Check -
Burner Tubes for blockages, which will reduce heat output.
3. Oil – Cast Iron Cooking Grates then heat, this will improve the life of them.
4. Burn Off -Flavorizer Bars and Cooking Grates by heating your grill for approximately 10 – 15 minutes then use a good bbq brush to remove the residue.
- Don’t – Wash cooking grates etc in a dishwasher as the heavy residue will block the filters.
- Wash – down the outside of your bbq with mild detergent and water to remove any build – up then use a good bbq cleaner.
7. Polish - Stainless Steel with a Stainless Steel Cleaner then use a Stainless Steel Oil Protector to really make it shine.
9. Don’t - Forget to empty the drip tray under the bbq.
Charcoal – check that charcoal stored over the winter hasn’t got damp.
Gas – is your bottle full or does it need replacing.