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Latest posts by hollie hock

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 21:11

At the risk of sounding controversial, I'm starting to think that the license fee is good value for money. No adverts, great radio and some great programmes

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 21:05

Enjoyed GW tonight, too short as always.

As others have said each to own regarding  their preference of presenters. I don't find Monty objectional at all.  I agree marshmello with reference to the path.

For me the only person on the show who isn't in touch with real gardeners is Joe Swift, to me his slot is a complete waste of time, he says exactly the same thing re structure, texture etc and then cherry picks plants that would look good.

The green house looks amazing. I do think it's unfair to pick on this as a cost to the license fee payer though David. I don't watch much TV but if you are going down that line, more credible arguements of waste of money could be said about the awful presenters of other programmes, soap actors, comedies etc. They get paid a lot of money for stuff I don't even watch.

I'm more than happy for Radio 4 for my cost of license fee. GW is a bonus

Seeds are up

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 20:37

Good news bunny

Seeds are up

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 19:13

Sowed some Echinecias weeks ago inside, I thought only 2 had germinated, another 1 popped up today. I find these plants a bit tricky, but will leave alone to see if more will germinate.

Seedlings and 'true leaves'

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 18:29

Was the soil too wet? That's usually the major factor when seedlings collaspe. My first sowings of snapdragons failed completely in Jan due to having no heat and damp soil.

red hot pokers

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 22:27

All my 3 are looking good and seem to be surviving the prolongued cold temps. Leaves are green and healthy, think all 3 are going to flower this year

Making new beds from lawn

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 22:01

Hello Kate,all i can say it that I dug up a lot of the lawn for beds last year and I did very little in improving the soil at that point and my plants did really well.

I wouldn't spray any areas, there maybe some good things growing as well. I do use weedkilller, i tend to paint it on selective invastive  weeds later in the year. I think these chemicals can have a longer term effect in the soil which affect the plants.

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 21:27

A wildlife pond with steel reinforcing re-bar mesh grid doesn't sound or look  very wildlife friendly to me. Leadfarmer you of course must do what is right for you, but I don't think you can call this a wildlife pond.

Gardening in the dark....

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 21:10

Love the question, I've been reading my gardeners world magazine, which is always a pleasure when it drops through my door. I do a bit online window shopping/research about what plants that I'm interested in. I have a little look around charity shops for any books, got the Geoff Hamilton Cottage Garden for £2. Doesn't quite qualify for when its dark but maybe....... seeing as it's too wet and cold to spend time in the garden.  I also enjoy this forum.

Weekend 22 March

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:38

Not much gardening activity will be going on here, it's very cold and very wet. I'm pleased the coldframes had a new thicker plastic sheeting put on, should keep all the seedlings nice and warm.

Given up hope that I will see my crocus flower to their full potential.....always next year

Discussions started by hollie hock

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
Replies: 7    Views: 168
Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 13:20

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
Replies: 12    Views: 367
Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
Replies: 11    Views: 296
Last Post: 19/04/2015 at 10:49

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? 
Replies: 8    Views: 380
Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
Replies: 32    Views: 1073
Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
Replies: 8    Views: 444
Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
Replies: 18    Views: 1522
Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
Replies: 55    Views: 1991
Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
Replies: 74    Views: 3969
Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09

Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
Replies: 16    Views: 731
Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
Replies: 12    Views: 680
Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34
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