hollie hock


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Last 3 plant ID's

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:52

Looks like a nice heatlhy large aquilegia, that should give some beautiful flowers in a couple of months.

I can enlarge them here

wildflowers in containers

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:42

I would say that there is still time to create a border for these out of your lawn. I've grown the black ball, nigella and calendula before and they seem to grow quick once germinated.

I don't do much direct sowing just because I'm a lazy weeder and the slugs and snails get to them, but in pots they might do better than direct sowing straight into the ground

First day of (meteorological) Spring

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:36

Looking really good Bob, spring bulbs are so lovely I planted loads in my last garden in Autumn and it's always worth it when you see them pop up

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:27

First seeds of the year sown on the weekend, some sweet peas, white everlasing and some cupani , blue cornflowers and some erygiums (sp?). 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:22

First ladybird spotted Lovely pic of the bee feeding off the crocus

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:17

Lovely cute photo Longanberry, they are lovely birds I love the way they hop about. Had a fairly tame robin in the garden some time ago, he was called Scruff

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:13

Baz Luhrmanns "Sunscreen" always makes me smile when ever I hear it and I think has true meaning behind it. Makes me feel good.

Here's the link to the video, I only have it on tape in my car, it's the  lyrics I love so much

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI

 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:55

Don't listen to any music in the garden, but inside I love it! My favourite albums at the moment are Florence and The Machine "Lungs" and the new Artic Monkeys album AM. All killer and no filler as Liz Kershaw would say

 

 

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:41

Lovely pictures of drumstick primulas, seen a few sprouting up here, very nice surprise!

 I use IrfanView software to resize and crop pictures, it's free software and very easy to use

Anyone dismantled a greenhouse? Easy or not?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:32

Good luck with it, not ever moved a greenhouse, but dismantled and reassembled a free shed recently!

Discussions started by hollie hock

Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 14:02

Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 18:01

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 20:59

Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 18:12

Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 18:44

Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 15:01

Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Last Post: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 08/06/2016 at 08:29

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 23:19

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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