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Latest posts by hollie hock

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

Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 20:58

Thanks Dove,  I'll have a think and will get back to you

Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 20:28

The sun was indeed a treat today. There's a lot going on under the leaves in my garden, the closer you look the more you see

Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 19:50

So do all fruit & veg have flowers before they grow into themselves and then you get to eat them? If that is the case do they all need pollinating insects?

This might be a basic question but if you don't ask you don't know

Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 19:31

Thanks for all the replies I've got loads of ideas to be going on with.

Runner beans/ French beans, tatties in bag/pots, mange tout, shallots and maybe some courgettes. That I'm sure will be enought to be going on with.

Going to grow stuff that I know that I will eat, hopefully easy to grow and those I wouldn't buy at supermarkets because of the cost. We are a small household and have a small plot to work with so thanks for the advice.

Very interested in the courgettes, I always thought that you needed a greenhouse  to grow them. Had a look at the venus courgette from T&M

Bear  with me.........I'm puzzled. It's described as an half hardy annual, sowing months  April May June and flowering peroid June, July August I take it that the courgettes themselves are the flowers? So will grow to harvest in about 3 months?

 

Happy New Year

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 17:57

Happy new year to everyone from me too.

New Years Day flower count

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 17:43

Happy new year to you all. Did my very first new years day flower count

Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' still going strong, primoses, violas, different types of wall flowers, but the cloth of gold variety really strong and a daisy type thing.

 

 

 

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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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 10:56

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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