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Latest posts by hollie hock

When to plant spring bulbs

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 16:14

I've been planting the small bulbs like crocus at the base of annual plants where I can. I know what you mean I have stuff to go out but still have a lot of plants on the go.

Thanks for the info Obelixx, I planted out loads last year and although I had a good show, it wasn't as good as it should have been. I think the wilko etc bulbs could with a good soaking before going in.

Autumn Colour

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 15:29

Stunning pictures of the acers Chris & David K. I've always admired them but never really thought about getting one myself. I noticed that you both have them in pots and they do grow to a fair size. Do you need to grow them that way? I've got a woodland area that I'm planting up, the lovely colour of them at this time year would really brighten that space up.

gary- I've always loved that plant and now I know the name- really beautiful.

I do forget sometimes how beautiful Autumn is, always thinking that Winter is on the way. Whilst I moan about the Winter,I do really love the changing of the seasons that we have.

I've still got a fair bit colour going on in the garden, sad as soon as the first frost come, they will be over.

What's for tea?

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 15:14

home made chilli- cooked last weekend, currently defrosting- no cooking for me tonight

need advice

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 14:54

I guess you could grow them from seeds, like other plants you need to let the seeds dry out properly before you sow them.

Have you thought about growing them from the corns instead. These plants really spread over a short space of time. How about dividing the plant?seperate it and then replant, you should have a good show next year

Do you have to have pick out points...

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 13:13

Hiya,

The garden has had a major over haul this year, and the first thing that changed was the path.

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As you can see I go for the haphazard planting scheme, in time hopefully I'll a lot more plants that trail over the walls and I probably will plant into the edge of path it self to soften it up even more

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 11:59

Morning, I've got a day planned of doing nothing, going to have a dossy day.

Looking forward to the dancing tonight

Geoff- in the end I signed the cat over to the vet. He was great and was going to try and find her a new home. It was a tough decision to make but my head tells me it was the only option but my heart tells me something different.Getting easier though.

Fork Handles

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 21:05

Evening everyone, I do confess that I haven't caught up on whats been going on.

I'm a recent convert to radio 4, I loved this

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00zs5v7

 

Creeping Buttercup

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 20:06

I hate this plant, it's the most invasive weed that I have (worse than bindwind) have a lot of it in my garden including around my very small pond. I deal with it as often as I can. I agree with Dove- get rid of it

Talkback: Make the most of a greenhouse in autumn

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 19:57

It really does depend on the plants, it's unlikely that tender non hardy plants will make it through any sort of unheated greenhouse through the winter. When over wintering plants you also have to think about your location and what sorts of Winter you can expect

Oh yea, oh yea,oh yea, an amazing announcement

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 23:16

There is something not right about all this, I'm going to block you from now on, you are now on my ignore list and all your alias names

Discussions started by hollie hock

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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New garden

Some pictures 
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Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Can't see them 
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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Budelia

quick question 
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Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Website

Site really slow 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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