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Latest posts by hollie hock

May has come early.

Posted: 15/09/2012 at 22:12

Same here Cheerybeth, got a couple of flowers on each. Some of  my spring bulbs seem to be sprouting as well

newly planted perennial plugs

Posted: 15/09/2012 at 21:05

 I received all my plants at the end of May and they are now all in ground. they all have done really well-  a couple of the delphs have flowerbuds developing

What is this plant or weed?

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 21:16

A while ago I got some oxalis from a free T&M offer, I did some research on it and I only planted the bulbs in a large pot, I'm so pleased I did. I don't like them at all.  I would just apply weed killer to the leaves and try to kill it off.

Changing hydrangea????

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 21:09

I do know that Hydrangea flowers can change depending on it's soil condition, but sorry can't help any further

Help

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 20:22

I think there might be some truth in the wet hands approach to handling them. The reason I say this is when I kept tropical fish if you really had to take a fish out of it's water by hand, using wet hands prevented any damage. Having said that if I was being chased by a cat, I don't think I would mine a dry hand and then being released.

A friend of mine a while a go for some reason has an onslought of very tiny frogs/toads about the size of a 5 pence all over the house. She has cats, she just swept them up using a dust pan & brush. Never knew where they came from,

My cat would love to go up into the loft and get those mice

Woodland plants

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 20:02

 I bought my first woodland mix seeds a couple of years ago now when I was just started out. I sowed them first in trays and then planted out. I have since learnt that doing that way I lost a lot of the annuals, but seen the first flowers of the perennials/biennials  this year.

Tried again earlier this year and sowed some directly in the ground and have had some really good results.

Had a quick look at Solomons Seal plant and that looks a perfect addition to my woodland area. Does anyone know if it is known to be beneficial to wildlife? I'm particularly interested in plants/flowers that provide an early food source for pollinators. I've been looking into growing some Lungwort as this seems to do the job.

 

Latests posts- only the last 100

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 19:22

Thanks Flo & Gary.

I did a search on here and the post I was looking for has come up.

Hadn't thought to search Google like that before, just tried it and it works a treat Learn something new everyday.

Many Thanks

 

Identification

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 19:15

Thanks to everyone, I took some cuttings in June following Gold1locks excellent advice and I'm pleased to say that some of them took and are now growing new leaves.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/11626.jpg?width=350

 No roots showing through the bottom of the pot yet. I'm tempted to just overwinter them in the pots rather than plant out now. They do go  to stick in the winter months.

Any advice/experience would be much appreciated as they have done so well so far. Thanks

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 21:58

Good luck with your pond.  I think it's the very best way of creating a garden that will attract wildlife. I have had a pond for just over 12 months and already the toads have moved in

 

Woodland plants

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 21:36

I've been planting up a smiliar area under 3 large beech trees, this area can be very shady at certain times of the year so I plant for the Spring show and then try and get some woodland perennnials over time to provide the green ground cover.

I would suggest crocus,snowdrops,primose, wallflowers & foxgloves. I've also had good results from a woodland seed mix both sowed straight in the ground and in seed trays.

 

 

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quick question 
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Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

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What is this? 
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Plant Id please

Blue/Green leaves and flowers 
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Foxgloves

Anybody got them in flower? 
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