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Latest posts by hollie hock

Seeds are up

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 20:52

You've got a lot of things growing cairnsie, that will keep you busy.

I've been growing cleomes, angel wings, snapdragons, forget me nots, sweetpeas, ox eye daisies, verbena sparkles, ox eye daisies, echinecias and rudebekias. Might have forgotten some.

Overall I have good germintaion and have started to prick the seeds out. No joy with verbena boneralis and aubreittas but plenty of time to try again.

 

 

Online seed suppliers?

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 20:42

I've bought from this site and would probably use them again.

http://www.seedaholic.com/

 

Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 20:31

Hello, yes I planted garlic which have sprouted, planted some shallots and some mangetout which are under cover. Leaving the runner beans for a while yet, they are so expensive in the supermarkets so looking forward to growing my own as I know you great volume from a small number of plants. Potatoes are chitting.

Still very much a beginner, OH knows more about this than me so our small veg patch is very much his domain.

A friend is just about to get an allotment after 3 years of waiting and has kindly offered half the space to us. The only thing is I still want to grow loads of flowers, I think that will change when I'm eating what we sow.

Damnation to double flowers

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 20:07

I'm developing a cottage garden so always grow with pollinators in mind, I tend to avoid the double flowers for that reason and don't really like the look of them either. Now I'm trying to plant with an all season interest for bees.

Slughunter, plants that that have done well for me in attracting bees and other insects and don't seem to be slug food are wallflowers, particulary the Bowles Mauve, which grow into lovely shrubs. I've enjoyed many moments enjoying bumblies feeding off snapdragons as well as lupins.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 21:06

Great pictures everyone. Keep looking in my pond and but no toads yet

 

Seed swap

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 20:54

Hi Joyce, I think some internet misunderstandings

It's a busy thread,but a really good one.

 

 

 

 

The Return of Gardeners World-8th March

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 23:28

Radio 4 might be a good alternative Bunny, I find it very peaceful. Maybe sneak on Womens Hour, Desert Island Discs or The Archers when he won't notice

Seed swap

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 23:00

Just had a recap on this busy thread. Nobody is ignoring anyone

 

The Return of Gardeners World-8th March

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 23:00

Bunny, after years of thinking I wanted to listen to Radio 4, I now do

Well worth giving it a try, I find that on the whole there is always something worth listening to. I tend to have the radio on much more than the TV these days.

I also find it's really good to listen to when driving, that way you can dip in and out of programmes.

The Return of Gardeners World-8th March

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 22:02

I'm a recent convert to GQT, well to be honest to Radio 4 in general, I think that it's worth the license fee in itself.

That aside I enjoy gardeners world presented by Monty but I would also enjoy any repeats with Geoff Hamiliton. I've watched some clips of him on youtube and really liked his approach and style. I didn't see him the first time round.

Everyone is different, but I also think that that things and people change and everyone has different tastes. I watched the A-Z of gardening once, and it didn't inspire me at all, but still I think there is another gardening programme onTV and that's a good thing.

Wish gardeners world was on for an hour though

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 22:23

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 19/04/2015 at 10:49

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09
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