hollie hock


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It Is Not Spring Yet !!!

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 21:59

Hi bunny, all I know is that I've started seeds off earlier than that what most traditional advice would be for the last 2 years on my kitchen windowsill heated by a rad and have had on the whole great results. Once I think they are strong enough, out they go into my coldframes which are in a sheltered spot. Granted some might be a bit leggy but in my experience that goes when I pot them up as I bury their leggy stems deep.

It does depend on your location and your growing on conditions

It Is Not Spring Yet !!!

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 21:39

Have to say I don't agree that it's too early to start sowing some seeds. There are many that can be started off indoors at this time of year. Others I give them a go and if they don't do well I'll do a later a sowing as well.

Avatars & Profiles

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 20:49

I use smilies only because like others it helps as the written word is open to a lot of mis communication. As for avators & profile information I think it's up to the individual whether they chose to use them or not. It doesn't make any difference to me at all.

 

It Is Not Spring Yet !!!

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 20:39

Beautiful Spring like day here, yes it's only February but for me as the snowdrops are out and the crocus are starting to flower and I've seen the first daffs out. A couple of different types of Clemantis are starting to bud up....... Spring is definately on the way.

 

 

Fork Handles

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 18:14

Caz and Deano I love a bargain and free stuff. I'm a recent convert/addict to Freecycle and Gumtree. Caz, I'd be very happy with your neighbours gift.

Talk of garages reminds me that I have stashed some garden stuff in a friends garage when I moved here 2 years ago. Should really go and have a look........I know there's a water butt and I'm sure there's stuff inside it

Nice pictures Inkadog- is that a wallflower on the left? lovely colour

Talkback: How to plant shallots

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 17:59

Hello, I've bought my very first shallots sets- Golden Gourmet I think they are called. There is so much conflicting advice out there. When should I plant them?

Thanks for any advice

Ants friend or foe

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 17:43

I don't mind ants unless they are in the house. More likely the plants were dinner for some thing else, slugs/snails would always be my first thought

Fork Handles

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 17:40

Helllo everyone, hope you all have had  a good weekend and seen the sun at some pointGood to be out in the garden for a bit, found some bare roots of plants that I had forgotten about so in they went.

Got rid of loads of junk that's been hanging around, went to a very small carboot sale and came back with a set of 3 cast iron saucepans with lids, 2 balti dishes, a garlic press and a metal 3 tier steamer all for £6. Happy days

Bought my first ever  veg seeds as well.

Enjoy your evenings

What is this?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 19:02

Hi Dove, thanks for the info, that might explain why they were non existant last year. Have been reading others thoughts about nematodes and I am thinking about using them

What is this?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 17:56

Thanks very much. I do remember having some of these in pots before I moved here, and did plant them out. Don't think they did much if anything last year so had forgotten all about them. Will look forward to seeing the flowers, I'm assuming that over time they will spread

Discussions started by hollie hock

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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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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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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New garden

Some pictures 
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Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Budelia

quick question 
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Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Website

Site really slow 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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