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Latest posts by hollie hock

Fork Handles

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 18:14

Caz and Deano I love a bargain and free stuff. I'm a recent convert/addict to Freecycle and Gumtree. Caz, I'd be very happy with your neighbours gift.

Talk of garages reminds me that I have stashed some garden stuff in a friends garage when I moved here 2 years ago. Should really go and have a look........I know there's a water butt and I'm sure there's stuff inside it

Nice pictures Inkadog- is that a wallflower on the left? lovely colour

Talkback: How to plant shallots

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 17:59

Hello, I've bought my very first shallots sets- Golden Gourmet I think they are called. There is so much conflicting advice out there. When should I plant them?

Thanks for any advice

Ants friend or foe

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 17:43

I don't mind ants unless they are in the house. More likely the plants were dinner for some thing else, slugs/snails would always be my first thought

Fork Handles

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 17:40

Helllo everyone, hope you all have had  a good weekend and seen the sun at some pointGood to be out in the garden for a bit, found some bare roots of plants that I had forgotten about so in they went.

Got rid of loads of junk that's been hanging around, went to a very small carboot sale and came back with a set of 3 cast iron saucepans with lids, 2 balti dishes, a garlic press and a metal 3 tier steamer all for £6. Happy days

Bought my first ever  veg seeds as well.

Enjoy your evenings

What is this?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 19:02

Hi Dove, thanks for the info, that might explain why they were non existant last year. Have been reading others thoughts about nematodes and I am thinking about using them

What is this?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 17:56

Thanks very much. I do remember having some of these in pots before I moved here, and did plant them out. Don't think they did much if anything last year so had forgotten all about them. Will look forward to seeing the flowers, I'm assuming that over time they will spread

What is this?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 17:42

Hello everyone

Been out generally clearing the beds and spotted a couple of these.  .

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18677.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

Not the clearest pictures.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18678.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

The leaves seem to be growing from some sort of crown which is above the soil level. Any ideas? Thanks

Seeds are up

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 16:33

A couple of weeks I think

February in Your Garden

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 12:24

Paul I do the same, had some really good results, just by cutting all the dead leaves off them and give them some tlc

bolting seedlings

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 12:17

I start the vast majority of my seeds in a propagator on my kitchen window sill. I usually move them out to my coldframes and like Lyn says when I pot them on I bury the stems quite deep into the soil. I'm experimenting this year with having a light over them as well.

Thanks for the advice and link re the tinfoil, might give that a go as well

Discussions started by hollie hock

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 20:48

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 19/04/2015 at 10:49

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
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