hollie hock


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To feed or not?

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 10:49

I've got 2 cats and there's plenty of birds here. They both have collars with bells on them and they do have the safety catch on them which seem to work as a few times they've come back without collars!

I do keep them at night and let them out again when light in the morning. I think the bells do work re the birds, they still manage to catch mice, rats and the occasional mole!

Music in the Garden

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 10:41

Forgot to say hello lily everythings great in my new place, I love it here!

Music in the Garden

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 10:18

Is it because you lied at 17 Tracey?

Pink Floyd one of my favourite bands, love them but not so keen on the Sid Barrett days. Jo Cocker has a great voice

For those with rain,how about Here comes the rain again, The Eurythmics

scrapbook

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 09:58

None taken Edd

Totally agree that the scrapbook function would be a great way of keeping threads that are of interest to us. I know when I started out all the info on propagation would have been really useful to keep and refer back to.

I also find the copy and paste approach a bit tedious so don't do that anymore. I did suggest this some time ago but don't think it was possible so have given up using  the scrap book all together.

 

 

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 00:10

I think the snapdragons are quite hardy cairnise. I'm further South that you but I've had them survive in coldframes a lot earlier than this

I grew most of my plants that were in my last garden, growing from seed is great!

 

scrapbook

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 23:33

I've only managed to store the articles on here into my scrapbook. I do know what you mean nut.

In the past I've cut and pasted advice from the threads into either notepad or into a word document and labelled it as such

Seedaholicism

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 23:28

I too have seed packets secreted in some strange places, I have a main tin (old biscuit) some smaller tins (tobacco)

Recently I've been  tempted back into my old habits........... when I remembered that the ones I collected last Summer, I stored some in brown envelopes that are in some empty cat food boxes

Hesperis Matronalis, Sweet Rocket

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 23:18

I'm a great fan of biennials, you think you wont see them for ages but the time goes so quick and then you have some wonderful plants which you can collect the seed off for more. Some of them can self seed as well so you have the bonus of extra plants

 

Pallets

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 22:58

Hi gardengirl, just it give a go I would say. I'm not a great diyer but my partner is. I've seen the stuff that he has created, he can turn anything into anything!

He is very talented I think but when I ask him how do you know how to do that? He just says I had a go at it!

I do know that good tools are important but it's amazing what you can find in carboot sales, gumtree and freecycle.

Had a quick look at the vid for the bench, that guy has some very fancy tools, I wouldn't be put off by that. 

 

 

Pound Shop Lupins

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 13:33

Best of luck with pound shop lupins, I bought a root from B&M a few years ago. It did grow the first year but it wasn't until the 2nd year in the ground that I had any flowers off it. It's since moved with me and is growing really well.

Yes the slugs adore the new leaves, once the plant gets established though you shouldn't have  problems.  So far so good re the aphids, never had any.  I learnt from some one on here that you can take cuttings off them fairly easily as well

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