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Latest posts by hollie hock

Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 21:26

Yes I think some good books are in order and Dr Hessayon's series would be the best one to start with. Can't go wrong with his advice

I do watch GW only started watching this with Monty Don, also this year been enjoying Beechgrove and as I'm now embarking on veg growing I think it will be a lot more relevant to me

Much as I love Holly Hocks, I'm not growing them this year as here, they get decimated with rust

Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 20:58

Thanks Dove,  I'll have a think and will get back to you

Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 20:28

The sun was indeed a treat today. There's a lot going on under the leaves in my garden, the closer you look the more you see

Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 19:50

So do all fruit & veg have flowers before they grow into themselves and then you get to eat them? If that is the case do they all need pollinating insects?

This might be a basic question but if you don't ask you don't know

Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 19:31

Thanks for all the replies I've got loads of ideas to be going on with.

Runner beans/ French beans, tatties in bag/pots, mange tout, shallots and maybe some courgettes. That I'm sure will be enought to be going on with.

Going to grow stuff that I know that I will eat, hopefully easy to grow and those I wouldn't buy at supermarkets because of the cost. We are a small household and have a small plot to work with so thanks for the advice.

Very interested in the courgettes, I always thought that you needed a greenhouse  to grow them. Had a look at the venus courgette from T&M

Bear  with me.........I'm puzzled. It's described as an half hardy annual, sowing months  April May June and flowering peroid June, July August I take it that the courgettes themselves are the flowers? So will grow to harvest in about 3 months?

 

Happy New Year

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 17:57

Happy new year to everyone from me too.

New Years Day flower count

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 17:43

Happy new year to you all. Did my very first new years day flower count

Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' still going strong, primoses, violas, different types of wall flowers, but the cloth of gold variety really strong and a daisy type thing.

 

 

 

Fork Handles

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 19:15

Hi Sasha, have a great evening and let us all enjoy some drier days. It feels like it has been raining for weeks.

Some happy cats there Maud, I've got 2 kittens maybe they are a bit young for that sort of thing

Just noticed how I can use the christmas smilies, I did know that I was short sighted but not that much!!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 19:07

It's finally stopped raining tonight- last night there was very strong winds- so strong that some of my wall flowers were coming out of the ground this morning. Looking forward to some promised dry & sunny weather to start 2013

new years resolution

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 19:00

Just thought of another one- stake tall flower plants as they are growing not after they get bashed and fall into a messy heap. I know it makes sense.

SantasLittleHelper & Nutcutlet, I'm going to sow some white tall snapdragons seeds tomorrow. This year I will not sow the whole packet into 3 small trays and then prick them out and try and and off load them to any one who will have them

 

 

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