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hollie hock


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Tomatoes

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 21:44

Don't know as this is the first year of growing them. They are in a greenhouse. Tomatoes picked is a zero, but I think they just might be starting to ripen........maybe

Drooping Foxgloves

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 21:39

Don't really know, but when ever I'm faced with a floppy plant, I just give it a water and hope the for best. It could be anything,maybe this one is just a weaker one.

Onions - Autumn planting

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 22:22

That's great advice Wonion,thanks.

Planted some sort of onions earlier this year, straight in the ground and were amazed that we had to keep replanting them for a while. I'm thinking that they were so light that when the birds had a nibble it didn't take much for them to lift out.

They are growing now but not very big

 

Canada Geese going home : (

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 22:11

Funny you should say that, I haven't seen any swallows for a few days,maybe they've legged it as well.

New garden

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 21:52

Thank you, it means a lot 

I'm looking forward to getting my exciting seed parcel. Still love growing from seed, it's so much fun growing new plants. Will always grow flowers, but at the moment I'm loving the veg!

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:20

Hi Matty I have some of my original plants from a couple of years ago. They survived the last mild wet Winter. I've just taken some cuttings, first time I've tried it. I stuck them into some compost in my greenhouse.

I can only wish for self sowings,mind you I'm leaving some of the flower heads to go to seed in that hope

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

Discussions started by hollie hock

Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

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New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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