hollie hock

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Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 23:11

Ha ha Kitty There was me thinking that you had solved that problem I will look back on their progress to date and how they survived the tower of terror

I don't really do a lot of bedding, Busy. Maybe they would be better in some pots rather than in the ground?

I hope the weather's better tomorrow as I feel I haven't quite sown enough. Nite

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:52

We certainly grow a lot of plants! And you managed to have all of that in your house Kitty!

Never thought of starting cosmos in toilet rolls so thanks for the pics. Great idea, do you trust in one seed per roll or a bit of sprinkling?

I'm long way off from planting out Busy Lizzie. My ruddies only have about 4 leaves. I've grown echium blue bedder for the first time so not sure what to expect with these. They've grown quick and could probably go in the ground and some corncockles too.


Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:30

Great name, had a quick google lovely colour of the leaves.

Wonks I know this as jacobs ladder, I grow the wildflower one. I'll be collecting seeds later this year. If you want any let me know. Really easy and quick to grow, seem to do well anywhere and fully hardy. Oh the bees like them too

A prince earworm might just be taking things a little too far

Last edited: 21 May 2016 19:32:24

Hostafan ....

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:15

I grow mine in those old galvinised pots, they seem to do ok


EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:05

I saw that bit KT53, now that was madness. We are talking of vast amounts of money, really wasteful

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 16:36

Lovely bright colours Vic and the giant red one is a show stopper! Snap Joyce, no roses or anything summery at all and I'm down here.  I think the next burst of colour will be the sweet williams.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 16:20

Have a great time you two

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 16:10

It's good to be able to discuss stuff like this on here, I've learnt quite a bit Always good to hear others peoples opinion whether they are the same as mine or differ. Long may that continue, we live in a democracy after all.

I can't say that I've changed my mind and I'm probably not alone it that.  But it has made me more aware. I watched half hr of that Paxman programme about the inner workings of the EU. Seemed a very convoluted sort of set up and I have no idea who did what.  I have to confess I only watched half of it then turned over for Corrie!

In answer to one question posed by Tetley about how many of us would choose to join right at this moment............not many. But that's not the situation we find ourselves.in. A lot has happened since the end of the war so it doesn't sit well with me that everything can be blammed on the EU? 

Happy to be corrected but surely the internet has had as much if not more influence on our high streets?  I live in a small town where independant shops/restaurants have a real hard time surviving, many don't.There's lots of empty shops in the high street and it's only the larger budget end of retail that seem to move in.

Here I would have said this was down to exorbitant rates and rents for buisness. Is that something would change if we left? The cost of food is relatively cheap now as well, I can only see that going up if we leave. How can it not?

I don't want increased house hold bills, things are tight as it is.

Hi Mynx, most people only know each other through the forum, although some are friends in person so to speak

Hostafan ....

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:03

Lovely plants, I've only got one type but very fond of it.

cleome colour fountain

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:30

Plenty of shuffling about left for you then Kitty. I didn't start any of mine inside this year, windowsills no good here

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