hollie hock


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Am I a saddo?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 18:25

I moved last November so most of my favourites were still above ground fortunately.

I live in the real world but I do get sad when I hear of the loss of habitat, without nature as humans we are nothing.

Pallets

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 18:11

That's a great pallet you manage to get in the skip and wow love the train Well done you

Am I a saddo?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 18:06

I know that feeling Beaus Mum. I moved last Winter although I wanted to go, was really upset about  leaving the garden, there were tears. I move around a lot but what I have learnt is that once you've  made a garden you can do that anywhere. Your knowledge goes with you.

That didn't stop me digging up  a lot of plants and chucking them in pots and bags mind you. Amazingly most pulled through.

Sad news about the wood Fidget

Nothing to do,with gardening

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:23

Flower is my favourite, but I did quite like Lotherio.

Dragonflies

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:43

Two great things happened today when I was putting the washing out I saw this huge dragonfly. I think it might have been an Emperor, it was really big and so colourful. It hovered about a bit around me, just checking me out and then flew off. Not ever seen one before, they are really big and so beautiful.

I saw it again, I think enlocked in an embrace with another, I take it they mate in the air?

I also had a tiny frog/toad land on my flipflop feet...........happy days

 

Nothing to do,with gardening

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:31

Runnybeak, have you seen Meerkat Manor? Great programme, a sort of soap opera about Meerkats

It was done a while ago now. I think it was made in conjuction with a Uni as part of a research programme. Most of them had collars and  so you could follow all the social interaction/dynamics  that went on and it was very complex. The commentary was very witty and you could definatley identify different characters in the group. If you haven't seen it, it's worth a look.

Ps- I had to stop myself giving any spoilers away

 

 

Even a micro pond helps!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 23:22

That's great Lindsay

Jay

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 22:48

Saw my first Jay maybe a couple of years ago, beautiful birds.

Lupins help with cutting back...

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 22:45

If you cut the first flower stems off when they are done, your likely to get a second and maybe third flush depending on your plant. They do get eaten a lot, but they are tough plants once they get established and should come back for many years.

They do tend to get eaten by lots of things. If you protect the new shoots next year when they are just poking thorough, that will give them the protection they need to get going.

The dried stalks of the plants I think would make great homes for hibernating insects so I tend to them until Spring before I cut them down.

Basal cuttings are really easy to do, you keep your favourite plant and it's a lot quicker than growing from seed

 

Homegrown Wedding Flowers

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:50

Have you thought about Sweet rocket? I know them in white and purple, I've always thought that they would  look and smell amazing  in a wedding.  Touch and go whether if you get them to flower for next year now though

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Mother in law tongue

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Sweet Rocket

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Move it now?

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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

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What is this going to be?

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