hollie hock


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 13:56

Hiya Nut no landline, so no broadband, been trying to sort it with BT for ages, but they certainly aren't known for their customer service! Managed to borrow some internet this weekend. I love living here so it's a small price to pay, feels like a real treat to be online . My excuse for not leaving the sofa today as yet

 

Reducing the Noise from Road

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 13:03

I have lived next to a busy main road and I have to say in the end it started to affect my heatlh as there was never any let up from the noise. It was also difficult to open the windows in the summer as well

One I think I also noticed that when it rained, the noise of the tarmac was incrediable I had a lovely garden but the traffic noise spoilt my enjoyment of it. I do think it would be worth another look at a different time of day. In my time at the property I did notice an increase in the traffic so that might be worth having a think about as well. Sorry to be negative

Cleome - garden revival

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 12:46

I grew these last year for the first time and found them really easy to grow, they germinate into strong seedlings. I think mine were just the normal mixed white/purple/pink type, I think from Wilko's.

I didn't really notice the catepillars mind you they were busy eating the sweet rockets! I collected some seeds so will give them another go this year.

 

April- Seed sowing

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 12:39

I always use the instructions on the seed packets as a guide so I think there is some lea way from the times on the packet. Some seeds can take a while to germinate so it might be a couple of weeks before you see them pop up

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 12:34

Hi Dove, it's good to be back. I haven't seen any bulbs other than the daffs and grape hyacyniths that came with me. I know it's daft but will miss not having any crocus this year

Did spot a primose on the bank behind the house and there are going to be lots of wild foxgloves. As it's on a small holding/farm the owner has a passion for trees and shrubs so looking forward to seeing them. Don't know anything about shrubs

 

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 12:24

I caught a couple of these programmes and think it's brilliant that there are finally some gardening programmes on in the Winter. I really enjoyed Monty's slot about wildflowers. Will try and remember to watch on Monday as I think that's when Lily Louise (pams) garden is on

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 12:12

Hello everyone, been a while since I've been on. Haven't had the internet, still don't really but managed to borrow it this weekend. The sun is out and whilst I should be outside doing something useful, think I'm going to stay in and play on the internet.

Hope everyone's ok, I've noticed that the days are getting longer (bit by bit), roll on the Spring time.

Can't id the plant Stacey, sort of looks familar though, similar to jack frost? Managed to get a small flower bed planted with some of my old plants and Oh has built a small coldframe which is housing all my autumn sown plants.

Off for a look around, hope everyone has a good day

New garden

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 08:18

Not usually awake and/or  active at this time of the morning  but got a busy day ahead. Thanks again for your good wishes, it's going to be brilliant! Already looking forward to sleeping in the complete darkness and listening out for the owls

The inside is good to go, just got to get the hefty bits of furniture in.

Leaving my garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 23:20

Thanks maggie, I feel very lucky

New garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 22:52

Thanks both, still feels a bit unreal as it's happened so quickly. It's going to be a great place to live.

Already thinking about plants that might do well there

Discussions started by hollie hock

Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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