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Latest posts by hollie hock

Will primroses grow in full shade?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:47

They would grow there I think, be worth giving them a go.

Some plant IDs requested please

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:42

My first thoughts of no 1 were of a poppy, no 3 hollyhock, no 4 maybe a sedum. The 5th one does look like a day lily to me as well

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:35

flimbuffy I have heard from others on here, that teabags soaked in Jeys fluid seems to be effective, whilst technically not organic,it does seem persuade them to go elsewhere. I'm thinking that a little bit of Jeys fluid goes along way and if it's in a tea bag, the chemical doesn't really go far into the ground and then you can remove it when need be. Tea tree oil might do the same thing?

I think the idea of having some sort of litter tray outdoors is a good idea, cats are creatures of habit and would probably use it if it was changed often enough.

Keeping cats indoors as a norm I would totally disagree with and could be cruel,it would totally depend on the cat. I had a indoor cat a couple of years ago, I was frightened of letting her out because of the road. One day she must have seen something out of the window and she went mental. She ended up attacking me and I just don't mean a scratch, it was very scary. Being inside all the time turned her head, in the end I had to hand her over to the vets. Having said that I've had other indoor cats who were perfectly happy.

I have to say comparing cats to fish, guinea pigs and hamsters etc is no comparison at all. I don't think it's acceptable to keep budgies in a small cage. Any animal we choose to keep should have a lot of space and be looked after.

Whilst I recognise that cats are predators, my two have bells, are in at night and do a fine job of catching rats, mice and the odd mole I love them.

I have to say Clarington, that whilst I do understand the problem, it's a shame that you have come across as advocating the use of antifreeze

Very long post from me,  I'm off to talk about gardening

 

2 Compost Bins For Free

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:41

Have you thought about putting it on Freecycle or the free section of Gumtree? People will come and collect them from you

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:32

First ladybird spotted and heard some woodpeckers.

The first of the primroses that I divided into an inch of the lives when I moved have started to flower

SEEDS SEEDS SEEDS

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:23

I would say that it's worth a go sowing the calendula,nigella  and cornflowers. I did an Autumn sowing of calendula  and they did germinate and survived the winter in my coldframes.  I've generally sown seeds indoors and them moved them out. Once they've got their true leaves showing and some good roots, they will need potting on to get the best of them.

I would definatley try and do a staggered seed sowing approach,you will be amazed at how many plants can grow from a packet if the conditions are right!

To feed or not?

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 10:49

I've got 2 cats and there's plenty of birds here. They both have collars with bells on them and they do have the safety catch on them which seem to work as a few times they've come back without collars!

I do keep them at night and let them out again when light in the morning. I think the bells do work re the birds, they still manage to catch mice, rats and the occasional mole!

Music in the Garden

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 10:41

Forgot to say hello lily everythings great in my new place, I love it here!

Music in the Garden

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 10:18

Is it because you lied at 17 Tracey?

Pink Floyd one of my favourite bands, love them but not so keen on the Sid Barrett days. Jo Cocker has a great voice

For those with rain,how about Here comes the rain again, The Eurythmics

scrapbook

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 09:58

None taken Edd

Totally agree that the scrapbook function would be a great way of keeping threads that are of interest to us. I know when I started out all the info on propagation would have been really useful to keep and refer back to.

I also find the copy and paste approach a bit tedious so don't do that anymore. I did suggest this some time ago but don't think it was possible so have given up using  the scrap book all together.

 

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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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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Last Post: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

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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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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