hollie hock


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Re using last years patio pots

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:15

I  generally mix up old and new compost and if I remember chuck some feed in to it

Hesperis Matronalis, Sweet Rocket

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:13

Sweet rocket is a wonderful plant Jack! I sowed some in 2012 into seed trays and then potted them on until they were big enough to go out. In their first year they grew into  very large flat rosette type plants and last year they certainly did rocket up!

I had armfuls of cut flowers last year  and they smelt amazing. I did get some white cabbage catepillars on them but I had so many it didn't matter to me. I was surprised how big they got! I grew mainly the white ones but had a few purple ones as well. Did dig up a couple of the bigger sweet rockets when I moved here and I think i might get some more flowers this year as well

Also a big fan of night scented stock, one of the first that grew from seed and grow it every year.

My last garden was grown with all insects in mine and had some evening primose as well, looks some of it has snuck it's way here when I potted up some other plants!

Haven't tried nicotians yet. Good luck with your wildlife friendly garden

Seedaholicism

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 00:07

Hello my name is hollie, I'm a recovering seedaholic. I've been in remission for a few months now but today I felt the tell tale signs. I opened my tin and there were loads of envelopes, a lot of them didn't even have a name on but hey.........so what!  My finger nails are looking a bit grubby as well. I don't have the space to accomadate all these possible plants.

Should I be worried?

 

Cheap veg seeds

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 19:46

Thanks for the info, will do some research

Cheap veg seeds

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 20:20

Great,thanks again.The catalogues can go in the compost bin

Cheap veg seeds

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 19:57

Thanks fidget, I think it's a fairly big plot, maybe 100ft by 50ft wide. It's an oblong shape and it's on a hill. Looking to get a veg plot established but think it will be a bit at a time.

There's some other veg plots next to it,at the moment it's all covered over but it's been used for veg before

Cheap veg seeds

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 19:37

Hello everyone, been looking at some cheap aldi veg seeds, are they worth buying? I've got a decent size veg plot this year for the first time, grew a little last year, but don't want to waste my time with a cheap seed for not much return.

I was pleased with my wilko courgettes but I grew them in pots and they did seem to run out of stem

I'm looking to grow runner beans, mange tou, courgettes and maybe things like leeks, brussels sprouts, beetroot?

Thanks

Leaving my garden

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:33

Hi nut, no not really,not sure if BT will sort it out, but I get to borrow it so I'm happy with that

Large bird of prey

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:23

Hi Fairygirl, it's all good Windy and very wet, but I love it!

Leaving my garden

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:20

Hi lily, I love it here There's lots of things to be getting on with but I have a feeling up here it starts a bit later than what I'm used to. I'm so looking forward to being outside in the quiet.

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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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06
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