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Latest posts by hollie hock

New Years Day flower count

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 19:49

Not heard of it either before, but will adopt it from now on.

Lovely cyclamen ThairGer

personal experience on composting

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 19:18

I've been chucking things in a darlek looking one (called Monty) for nearly a year now and that's all I have done apart from giving it a bit of shake every now and again.

It's in a hot position and has plenty of air but I haven't turned it so it has taken a lot longer to rot down than expected.

However I was pleased that today on lifting it and removing the contents at the bottom, it resembled compost, smelt of compost, felt like compost ( if a bit chunky) and has now been used in the garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seed swap

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 17:55

I too suffer from indecision as to where things should go and frequently keep things in pots to grow them on/settle them in.

The false sunflowers can either go straight in the ground or kept in a pot. They have just been dug up out of the ground so won't need to be kept inside.

Had a very enjoyable afternoon planting my parcels, sowing seeds and generally pointing and pottering. Thanks to everyone who has been swapping

Seed swap

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 12:12

Gardengirl- thanks for the cuttings, got them today, will post the false sunflowers to you on Monday

Nutcutlet- glad they got to you ok, I got your parcel also today so thanks, will be planting them out today

Sam- No problem will send you the list

love getting these parcels through the post

 

Seed swap

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 12:04


Seeds are up

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 22:57

Hey great news, have no idea what Mugwort is, but that's really quick

It might be January but we are heading into Spring, the days are getting longer and everything is growing

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 22:12

Hi all, I've sowed the seeds into toilet rolls before in the Spring and got a reasonable success. I covered the bottom with some sort of plastic and made drainage holes.

 

What to sow in January

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 20:09

I do agree it is about the growing on of seedlings when they have germinated and also about your location/climate that is the crucial thing and the space you have.

Having said that I started in January sowed some Calenduals and some wallflowers already, outside in a cold frame in a sheltered spot.

Other seeds I start off on in an unheated propagator on my kitchen window sill.

You can sow snap dragons indoors from Jan which I did last year but it is all about the space you have to grow them on and what the weather will be like. If you aren't  able to have a greenhouse then a cold frame is the next best thing

I always think it's best to look on the bright side so I'll be sowing a few seeds before the traditional advice just to see what happens

 

Seed swap

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 21:41

Lovely Aqueligias they are such pretty plants. I have a few established hardy ones and grew some from seed last year and planted out Hopefully will have a few different ones in the Spring.

Really enjoying this thread, thanks everyone

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

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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