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Latest posts by hollie hock

foxgloves in pots

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:27

It's probably the best time to do this,they only have a shallow root system. Don't know about the effect on flowering, but one to a pot sounds like a good idea

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:18

I don't normally get involved in the cat problem discussion cotty100 but on this occassion I will. I do think you are being antagonistic.

The idea of having a blanket legal ban on keeping cats as purely housecats is socially unacceptable..........at least in my world it is.

There is a world of difference between a cat and snakes,spiders and the burmese python!  I know it's a snake. Just like they are different from hamsters, rabbits etc.  You could argue that keeping birds in an aviary is cruel? I think birds are meant to be free and fly!

Oh dear, someone was late for work because they had to deal with a mouse, big deal.

 

Pallets

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:51

Well done Gardengirl in bashing those nails out  When we built a fence super long screws were the answer.

Free pallets are great, you can do so much out of them. Although they  do get the fire started as well Busybee

Fuschias

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:43

Been fairly ruthless today (for me) and cut mine back. They do seem to be easy to root from cuttings. Got a few that had the jam jar with water treatment and they are growing

The Mystery of NPK

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:38

Love the pink bum Mrs G, I will always remember it now

Get thrifty

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:19

Freecycle and Gumtree are my favourites Lots of useful stuff being thrown out in  skips, pallets are greats as welll

Buzzing Shrubs

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:14

You're in for the long term nut  Not that I know anything about this at all. The shrubs around me are about the same height as yours, so you should have some flowers soon.

Don't know Lizness, but will investigate tomorrow

Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 21:56

Don't know the answer, only started growing veg last year and that was in pots. Did love my courgette harvest though and want more this year

My gut instinct would be yes there would be advantage, just like the flowers I grow, that the soil would be warmer and having more protection but as for a higher yield........no idea

Buzzing Shrubs

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 21:42

Brilliant thanks very much The C. praecox is definately a buzzer nut. Can't spell it and can't pronounce it either.  That's amazing that you grew that from seed.

Up to now I've only been a flower grower but wow these two shrubs are amazing for early emerging insects

Buzzing Shrubs

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 21:09

Came across these two today, I couldn't believe the amount of insects on them

They were so full of wildlife, you could hear them as you got near. I know nothing about shrubs

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39634.jpg?width=246&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39635.jpg?width=246&height=350&mode=max

 I've seen some torteshells, peacocks and a comma? on the first one as well as loads of fat bumblies

Would I be right in thinking that you can take cuttings of them?

Thanks for any information

Discussions started by hollie hock

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 20:59

Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 18:12

Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 18:44

Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 15:01

Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Last Post: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 16/03/2016 at 19:02

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 23:19

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48
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