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Latest posts by hollie hock

Crocosmia Lucifer deadheading

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 11:36

I don't have the Lucifer type but the orange ones, I tend not do anything with them, just remove the dead leaves. I'm sure I read that the leaves provide winter protection for insects but I'm sure slugs/snails will be in their as well

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 11:29

thanks Bjay for the tip- I had really good results from their white cosmos seeds this year. Although I have enough seeds to fill a polytunnel of plants

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 11:26

geoff- I've always been brought up with animals and the house just felt empty without them. If things were different ie had a large plot of land, money and time I'm sure I would have a managerie. I really would love to have a dog too but I know how much work they are.

Think 70s tv programme

Foxglove seedlings

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 11:19

I've grown a lot from seed this year as well, agree with others that they will need  to be hardened off before they go into the ground and also the advice to plant in groups rather than singular.

Stunning plants, i've got some of the normal pinky ones, white and peach coloured ones, really looking forward to seeing them next year and hopefully they will self seed as well

Wallflowers

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 11:12

Hello, I agree they are too small to go out now, they are hardy so should be fine keeping them in a cold frame and planting out next year.

I love wallflowers and grow mine from seed and had surprising results. I sowed some Cloth of Gold type in February this year for flowers next year,however they grew into very bushy large plants and flowered this year! If you have the time/space I would recommend growing from seed. Very easy to grow and you get loads of plants  for under £2.

I would prick out the growing tips of your plants to encourge side shoots

Free plants

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 10:56

I don't think you can expect people to just send you free plants as some one wil have to pay for the postage. I have had  a couple of lovely buddliea cuttings sent to me from a poster on here which are now in the garden I paid the postage by cheque but paypal could be an option as well. I guess it all depends how honest and reliable people are about this.

 

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 10:46

Morning everyone,

Tried to have a bit of catch up on here Hard frost here last night, but still got snap dragons in flower.

Just seen the competition so have entered, but don't ever win anything.

I do seem to accquire a lot of paperbacks, a while ago I used this site and got about £100 for my old books

http://www.greenmetropolis.com/

All books are £3.75 including delivery and you can sell your books on there for £3 each. They do support the woodland trust also.

Went with my heart earlier this week and now have 2 ginger kittens running around the place OH have to rescue one this morning as he went head first into a flower vase

I've called them Tips & Ali- Can anyone work out what they are named after?

 I've  also got 2 episodes of The Killing to watch before  the next 2 tonight, looking forward to the dancing as well

Generally housework/tidying to do

 

 

Signs of Spring!!!

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 11:55

Signs of Spring!!!

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 10:57

Frosts I can cope with but please not snow

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 10:56

Managed a piece of marmite on toast but sticking to the day in bed routine

Sounds like a good find Lottie, especially as the pots came with plants as well

I love tips and skips,can't go past one without have a nosey.  I accuired some old garden tools and several weathered pots a couple of weeks ago. Not sure what all the tools are for, one begins with a letter M I want to say matchet but that's not quite right and the other has a round shape at the bottom- which some one said was for onions?May not even use them but I couldn't leave them there

only problem I have is that I wish I had a bigger car or a van

saw the stones about 20 years ago at the time i thought that was going to be the last tour

not even started on the whole christmas thing

Discussions started by hollie hock

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 
Replies: 55    Views: 1649
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

Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
Replies: 16    Views: 588
Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34

Budelia

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

Caterpillars

What are these? 
Replies: 5    Views: 513
Last Post: 14/09/2013 at 21:28

Website

Site really slow 
Replies: 7    Views: 487
Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 16:30

What are these

Latest bargains 
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Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 23:15

Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 17:27
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