hollie hock

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Posted: 27/10/2016 at 11:45

Ad blockers are great, never see any apart from a tasteful and non irriating Sarah Raven one. Does make the site a little blank but that's so much better than what you describe


Posted: 27/10/2016 at 11:42

Good point nut

using a propagator

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 11:41

Sounds like too much moisture.My understanding is that it's important to protect water loss from freshly taken cuttings, so bag or propagator should be used to minimise this. I usually leave them covered for maybe 2 weeks and if they haven't keeled over I either open the vents or take the bag off them. They need some ventilation as well.

I've always used multi purpose compost but will be swopping over to something more gritty as it will give better drainage. Newly taken cuttings don't like being in direct sunlight and they might be struggling indoors at this time of year with fading light.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 08:11

Oh yes having the fire will make all the difference Lesley. I've opened the curtains but it's still al little too  dark to let the cats out but I should really get on with some thing productive. Mind how you go on the path

Wonks it's your last day, it will be a breeze Have a good day everyone

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 07:33

I really hate the Winter too and have thought about those light boxes. I'm just trying to put a brave face on as we are plunged into eternal darkness. I've just finished watching  Game of Thrones, a very late arrival to this  and have been thinking at least our Winters don't last years like they do there and the nights aren't full of terrors.  I then I have to remind myself that it's not a real place but what a show. Real escapism.

Morning to everyone else who is up and about and those to follow. It's still dark so too early to be doing anything

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 07:12

The darkness seems to have descended really quickly and without warning this year chicky, well in my head anyway, it's like the light has been turned out. But there is something I like about the passing seasons,autumn colours are lovely in the sun and there's always the promise of Spring We might even get the wood burner in before Christmas, we have the wood, the burner and the chimney just need to get it installed. I won't mind the cold and dark too much then

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 06:39

Morning everyone, typical  don't have to go anywhere so didn't set the alarm, wide awake at 5.30. I think it was being pinned to the bed by 2 cats  that did it.They of course have gone back to sleep. So dark and so quiet and at least I don't have to rush off anywhere. Another coffee needed and then I might comtemplate what the day will bring


Posted: 27/10/2016 at 06:32

Nice photo GD, I love the foilage as well as the flowers

Wildlife pond

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 06:23

That's looking really good Angi


Posted: 27/10/2016 at 06:21

I think saffron comes from a particular type of crocus, so in theory yes you I suppose you could collect it but I think you would need a lot of crocus

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