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Latest posts by hollie hock

Making new beds from lawn

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 22:01

Hello Kate,all i can say it that I dug up a lot of the lawn for beds last year and I did very little in improving the soil at that point and my plants did really well.

I wouldn't spray any areas, there maybe some good things growing as well. I do use weedkilller, i tend to paint it on selective invastive  weeds later in the year. I think these chemicals can have a longer term effect in the soil which affect the plants.

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 21:27

A wildlife pond with steel reinforcing re-bar mesh grid doesn't sound or look  very wildlife friendly to me. Leadfarmer you of course must do what is right for you, but I don't think you can call this a wildlife pond.

Gardening in the dark....

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 21:10

Love the question, I've been reading my gardeners world magazine, which is always a pleasure when it drops through my door. I do a bit online window shopping/research about what plants that I'm interested in. I have a little look around charity shops for any books, got the Geoff Hamilton Cottage Garden for £2. Doesn't quite qualify for when its dark but maybe....... seeing as it's too wet and cold to spend time in the garden.  I also enjoy this forum.

Weekend 22 March

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:38

Not much gardening activity will be going on here, it's very cold and very wet. I'm pleased the coldframes had a new thicker plastic sheeting put on, should keep all the seedlings nice and warm.

Given up hope that I will see my crocus flower to their full potential.....always next year

Greenhouse

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:15

I see quite a few on freecycle and local ads that buyer/collector have to  disassemble

sweet pea framework

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:10

Think you can use anything as long as the tendrils have something to cling to as the plant grows, sunshine allowing, it will cling on to itself. I've used hazel branches tied together as a wigwam, wire, trellis and other plants

Hosta's

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 19:36

Not ever grown hostas or ever been a fan of them before but picked up a clump locally off freecycle a few weeks back, one bit has gone into a pot and the other into the ground. The one in the pot is sprouting, I think the lady said that they were varigated leaves and had purple flowers. i'm looking forward to seeing what they look like when they flower

Seed swap

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 17:56

Hiya  Lyn, I'm not done yet either, although I haven't swopped any for a while. I'm also waiting for the weather to warm up to sow some more. I'll probably be having stuff on the go all year and I'm sure I'll have some left over and be on the look out for more

I can't even grow from seed!!!!!!!

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 17:47

good news,growing from seed is great

Help

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 17:45

Hi Spewy, really like the layout. Good advice given about waiting to see what you've got before uprooting everything. I inherited many plants when I first moved here, over time some I've kept and planted around and some have gone

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? 
Replies: 5    Views: 518
Last Post: 14/09/2013 at 21:28

Website

Site really slow 
Replies: 7    Views: 490
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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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 17:27
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