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Latest posts by hollie hock

pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 20:10

When I was growing up we had a budgie called Wogan.

My grandparents had 2 dogs called Blitzen & Solumon (Solly). There's been a Lady, named after Lady & the Tramp. I've also had cats called fatcat & thin cat

I had a rabbit called Digs, simply because he was a digger and a cat called Rags,  because her first toy was a knotted corner of a painting sheet.

Absolutely enormous slug

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 19:43


they truly are disgusting creatures, I've had some whoppers this year but nothing like that.

I'm sure Shaun Hudson wrote a horror novel titled "Slugs"

Has anyone received their November 2012 issue yet?

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 19:30

Got mine

Talkback: Planting spring bulbs

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 21:34

I'm optimistic that I will get a good show next year

Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 21:06

I really hate that creeping buttercup  weed/plant

spring bulb crisis!

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 20:02

Which bulbs do you think were the most affected?

I planted a lot of daff bulbs and a lot of them came up blind  this Spring or the flowers were damaged this Spring. Very poor showI'm pretty sure it was because of  weather conditions.

Some of my crocus heads were also snapped and bitten off, from what I've learn't this  in my garden it may well be birds, apparantly they do go for the yellow ones

Moving beech hedging

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 21:02

that's a lot of hedging. The reason I say this that we've had some beech "hedge" which have been moved around a lot over the last year- 18 months, they were 1ft- 4ft  and even that was hard work.

I'd be tempted to cut them down a bit at the top, add some staking,or tying to the walls let them recover for next year

 

 

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 20:32

Evening everyone, my lazy day did extend in to today as well, not much done but a good time was had.

By chance saw that Faulty Towers is having a rerun, true comedy just gets better with age, brilliant SCD, never thought I'd say it it but  I was hoping that cricket player would go over Jerry Hall.

I'm going to embrace  my middle age as Radio 4 is great, I do complain about the young,older comedy gets better, but I still play loud music.

Although somewhat expected, it's going to get colder

Talkback: Planting spring bulbs

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 21:48

oldchippy- I do know what you mean,very poor year for daffrs this year. That's why I'm not buying any this year, all those that didn't perform I'm hoping they will they will come into their own next.

PLANTING NOW

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 21:39

Ok, thanks for the advice. I've got some cold frames they can go in.

 

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 
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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

Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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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: 511
Last Post: 14/09/2013 at 21:28

Website

Site really slow 
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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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