hollie hock


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sow seeds

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 11:18

I grew a whole garden from my DIY coldframes a few years ago. You can grow anything in them. Mine were a sort of mini greenhouse type of construction with lots of shelves not the low level traditional types

Runner beans

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 11:13

I collected some from last years crop as well, good to know no preparation is needed, just sow them. I'm still eating my harvest from last year, at this rate, the supply in the freezer will keep me going until this years are ready. I love the look of the beans as well, such pretty colours

Bee Friendly Garden 2015 - Ready, Set, Go!

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 11:02

Great list, I always try and grow stuff for insects. Think the best is to try and always have something in flower throughout the year so they have a continued supply.

Some on your list are perennials/biennuals so wont flower the first year (don't know if you know this) Don't let this put you off though, the year goes by so quickly. Best of luck with it all

Spotted today

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 22:05

Very pretty, I love those Irises

Great Way of Making Some Money Out of this Hobby?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 21:04

Love the bee

Bee Pitstop

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 21:01

Snowdrops and  crocus are good this time of year. There's foxgloves,snapdragons, rudebekias, scabious also are really good.

Cornflowers

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:59

I would bury the leggy stems as much as possible to give the plants some stablility. I might even be tempted to plant them out if I was running out of pots and space

snap dragons

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:55

I had the same a couple of years ago, it was the year of the snapdragon! The garden was full of them. Yes wait til they've got some true leaves, some roots  and then pot them on. If you can't face doing  all of them, I did small clumps into pots and then thinned them out as I repotted. I gave away loads of them. Sounds like you'll have a good show in the Summer and the bees will love them

Seed Sowing Time Yet?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:42

I'm holding off this year, in the past I've done loads by now. Can't be too much longer, maybe March 1st?

Lupins

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:39

The bigger the plant when they go out the more chance they will have at surviving the slugs. When they get to a good size, it doesn't really matter if the bottom leaves get chomped

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

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Always exciting 
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