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Latest posts by hollie hock

Seeds are up

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 19:11

Seed swap

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 20:47

Good news re the verbena seeds Sam. No joy here with them.

The hebe cuttings are still doing well Gardengirl

 

 

Daffodils

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 20:17

I would yes GG, although not tried it myself. I often wonder how the lovely drifts of spring flowers that we see in hedgerows etc get to be there in the first place.

March in your Garden

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 20:13

Good news Rain, growing from seed is brilliant. Looks like nothing then all of a sudden.........life.

Definately a different garden this year in Spring to last year. It was really mild last year and all my crocuses were out by now. This year they are just started to bud and the daffs look like they are going to put on a better show.

Overall the garden is looking good for this time of year, I have the Cloth of Gold and the Bowles Mauve wallflowers still flowering, primoses galore. Lupins and Aqueligias are showing fresh growth as well as the clemantis, Montana and Jackamini.

Big surprises for me are that the annual Scabious that I grew from seed last year have survived desite the frost and snow and are putting on fresh growth and a lots of the Snapdragons also grown from seed seem to be turning into woody shrubs and are sprouting new growth

Daffodils

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 19:35

I've just seen an unexpected crocus due to pop up in the lawn. Every year Spring is a surprise to me but this one I know I wouldn't haven't planted there.

Seeds are up

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 19:32

Hi all, Spent a couple of enjoyable hours in my newly converted shed this afternoon.

Pricked out the cleome seedlings, got about 25, still find it hard not to prick on every single one that germinates. Think I've got 4 viable white snapdragons from my first sowings this year.

Had a rejig of the cold frames and moved some germinated seeds from the kitchen outside into the frames to harden them off. 

Not sown any thing else  lately apart from some more snapdragons. There is a tray indoors which has germinated but they are called unknown. Think they were collected from some garden visit but I have no idea.

Thanks for the infor Gardengirl re the teasels, didn't realise you had to shake the seeds out of them.

Glad that the seeds are up for everyone

The Return of Gardeners World-8th March

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 22:48

Looking forward to it as well as Beechgrove being on the TV.

It Is Not Spring Yet !!!

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 21:37

Not long now, that's when the days really start to lengthen. 

I know there is always some critiscm of the clock changes in this county but I really enjoy them. They mark the seasons and the passing of the time for me, just in the same way as the solstices do.

It Is Not Spring Yet !!!

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 20:58

Beautiful Spring like day here, even had blue skies and some sun.

I can now say the clocks change this month.........always make me feel better

Spring has sprung in my garden

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 20:42

Great to see the garden just starting to come back into life and colour. Snowdrops are out here, primroses and nearly the crocuses. I love the little blue irises.

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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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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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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