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Latest posts by hollie hock

New garden

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:56

Thanks everyoneI'm certainly a lot more active since moving here and I certainly feel a lot stronger physically. I think carrying lots of watering cans up a hill does that to you! I've certainly learnt as much as we put a lot of our selves into a garden, you can take that with you anywhere. A lot of the plants travelled with me,they are sort of old friends now.

The runners are doing really well, so has the beetroot. I had a egg and cucumber roll yesterday and it was the best I've ever tasted.

I have plenty of spare eggs! The girls have done so well. How different fresh eggs taste compared with the supermarket.

I didn't name them, the chickens,not the eggs well apart from one, who is called Corky as she has tail feathers that reminded me of a corkscrew. She is the only one that I can tell apart from the others.I like to think that she is the boss, as I think she  is the that one sleeps in the nest box.

My nan had chickens too,they are great to keep. She had little bantoms at one point  which perched in the trees even in the wildest weather

Thanks everyone

 

Cucumber

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:39

Thanks lucy, I picked the one in question and it was very tasty. I grow courgettes but somehow didn't know to apply the same principle. There's another one on there for picking too

I've cleaned out my greenhouse

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:34

I don't think so, they look really healthy. The cuttings I've taken I've used a freezer bag for a couple of days and then removed it. So far non of them have wilted.

I've been moving them around a bit and have now put them out of direct sunlight, all look ok.......apart from a fuschia, it looks a bit crispy. I've read on here that misting might be helpful

After a good day in the garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:25

Everything sounds so tasty..........I eat late and my dinner is cooking. I will have a look at the soup recipe artjak

After a good day in the garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:07

At the moment things that I have grown or produced. Had egg and cucumber sandwiches at lunch, delicious

Frost?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:02

No way, it's too early! Have to say I noticed loads of blackberries in the hedges today. I'm ever an optimist, I'm planning for an Indian Summer

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 22:01

Hello

Good day had, just pottering about. Planted most of my late sowings of Beetroot,did some cuttings and generally a nice day. It was windy but the sun was out. Seeing the change of sun level in my garden, come to the conclusion that the sun shines on it 6 months of the year!

I'm a relatively late driver, past about 5 years ago. and still probably what a lot of people would say anxious. Hats off to you for going out with a family member. After a few lessons with my ex hubby he said he would never go out with me again...........and he didn't.

 

Tiny garden plot

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:35

Well done Tracey, sounds like you've been busy. Can I ask when you say wire mesh and cheap stakes, do you mean that you've enclosed the area?

The compost heap sounds great, I have a very lackluster approach to compost making.

New garden

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:18

Thanks both   I love living here and it's such a pleasure to be outside.

Mind you the weeds are pretty impressive! I have pulled out so much speedwell, that's a plant that grows and grows!

The veg plot has been a such a lovely surprise and adventure. I thought I was a flower girl but there is something about picking your own food. Love my chickens too, I'm getting 3 eggs a day from some happy hens

New garden

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 20:40

Hello everyone

Thought I'd post some pics taken a couple of days ago. The main bit of the garden has been more of a Spring/Early Summer show that maybe what I first thought.

It's a North Western facing garden on a hill so have learnt since that I've been here that it doesn't get much sun. In fact the sun is slowly but surely moving off the garden. Will be thinking of that when I plant for next year.

The Spring bank is now full.......unfortunatley of very tall willow herb of some sort! Luckily it has very shallow roots but will have to be pulled up at some point.

This flower patch was were the chicken were

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57024.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 

Very lucky to be able to use extra land. Here's the veg patch

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57025.jpg?width=246&height=350&mode=max

 With added flowers

The second patch, I promise there is some veg growing amongst the weeds

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57026.jpg?width=246&height=350&mode=max

 Chickens in their new home and extension in the making

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57027.jpg?width=246&height=350&mode=max

 

My greenhouse

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57028.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 The greenhouse walk, mines the one at the top.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57029.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 

 

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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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

Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34

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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