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Latest posts by hollie hock

Seed swap

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 22:00

I'm loving the seed swop as well. I know what you mean Sam. I've got my seeds, looking forward to sowing them, thanks.

Gardengirl, the false sunflowers have been sent to you today and thanks for the seeds/cuttings in exchange

What we are doing this week

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 19:41

Some generally tidying of brambles and ivy that are trying to take over. OH will be preparing the veg plot/space.Lots of looking and pointing at the Spring bulbs and some seed sowing. Should really go to the tip to get rid of stuff as well.

Sorry to hear about the break in disco dave

 

Grow House

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 19:30

Hi Eddie R, I don't have a greenhouse either but have a couple of homemade coldframes which are fantastic. I leave them open for ventilation unless it get's very cold. I'm over wintering some larkspurs for the first time in there and they seem to be doing ok.

They aren't the traditional type ie boxes on the ground, with a top opening, but more of a sturdy mini greenhouse affair. Great for when space is limited.

what you find when out walking

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 21:14

I've never seen or found a spare toddler, that is very unexpected

I'm happy with buzzards, rabbits or some fungi.

I'm sure the mother was very relieved

Seed swap

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 20:53

I've been shifting stuff about as well, thined out a lot of primoses, split and planted  pulmonaria, ferns will be fine to move and the crocosmia.I would say foxgloves would be fine as well.

Got an itchy spade for dividing my purple lupin but will hang fire on that for a moment.

personal experience on composting

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 20:34

I've chucked in carboard,old envelopes/letters (without plastic) scraps of fruit and veg, old compost,plant roots,old plants/flowers,leaves.

I'd forgotten until reading this tonight that I put worms in there as well.

The turning gadget sounds great as does the progressive darleks (Monty's)

Seeds are up

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 20:06

Hello, I  just wanted to add my two penith in. I have learnt and still learning loads from more experienced gardeners on this forum and that's one of reasons that I really enjoy being on here.

However I don't think there is anything wrong with trying something a bit different or which goes against more traditional opinions. If it works great, if it doesn't, then lesson learnt for next year and for me that is what true knowledge is. I take on board what people advise, think about my own experience and go for it

I had some great results from "breaking" the rules.

No seeds up for me yet but it's early days

When is gardeners world back on the TV??

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 21:19

Not sure but maybe March/April

Seeds are up

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 21:14

I've been sowing indoors and out,sowed Aubreittas,Calendulas,white Snapdragons, mixed forgot me nots and different types of Wallflowers.

Having a bit of experiment, One of the first plants I grew from seed 2 years ago was some Tom Thumb wall flowers.. Looked at the seed pod yesterday and some of the seeds had germinated in the pods so I collected the remaining seed and have sowed them

water feature

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 20:52

A small pond was added into the garden about 18 months ago, since then I've seen toads in there a few times. It now resembles more of a ditch but here's a picture of it in Sept 2011 with accompanying picture of toad last year

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17442.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17443.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

I was very pleased that one morning, there were two of them

 

 

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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