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Latest posts by hollie hock

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.

small bird watch

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 20:25

Lovely pic Caz, great that he used to eat out of your hand.

I had a similar helper last year we called him Scruff, been in a few Robin wars I think. He would come really close and wait for worms or even better vine weavil grubs, they were his favourite

Spring -summer

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 23:18

I've started some cappachino Rudbeckias from seed this year, from what I've learnt from here the bees really love them

 I think sweet williams are easy to grow from seed but they grow very well from rooted cuttings and need no special treatment. They grow into busy plants. I've pulled some up and planted them and they have grown.

Talkback: Garden seating areas

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 22:29

I have a permanent seat that was built in to the garden last year, it was all for free

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/19150.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 This pic was last May so unfinished, the back that you can see is very heavy made of iron I think, I had it hanging on the wall before I moved here. I think it cost me a donation of 50p. The seating/trellis was made out of stuff that were in a skip. All of it has been stained since and many a pint has been enjoyed on there and no doubt many more to come

 

Spring -summer

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 21:42

I know what you mean Bunny regarding an all season approach. Just an idea but for late Summer/ early Autumn flowers, have you thought about Rudbeckias?

I'm grew some mixed ones last year and once they got going they really did well and flowered well into October.

I've also seen some very cheap sweet william plants that will flower beautifully in the early Summer.

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? 
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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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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 17:27
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