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Latest posts by hollie hock

Killing Ivy in a Hedge

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 21:16

My garden has one side with a hedge of sorts- mix match of stuff but it works as a boundary and as it's not in my garden, the neighbour has to cut it twice a year It does have some ivy under & growing through  it, I'm going to leave it be as I loved seeing the blackbirds jumping up for the berries last winter/spring

 

Gardeners' Question Time

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 22:13

I've caught a few snippet's for the first time over the last few months. I've started listening to Radio 4 lately.whilst I'm driving even giving audio books ago.............must be an age thing. There's some great stuff on Radio 4

Even listened to The Archers

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 22:00

Hi geoff- had a full blown attack from her 2 weeks ago- very nasty, she smelt something on the air and then she just went mental. I had to sheild myself with my quilt after she really did some damage to my leg- I was just getting up at the time so had bare skin. I'm not a drama queen, this wasn't a swipe this was a full on cat attack. 2 weeks on I still see the damage although nearly healed now.

She was unneutered at the time so got her spade straight away thinking that might have been the problem. This was 2 weeks ago tomorrow. She then was fine until last Sunday and then it all started again. To the point that I was frigthtened to go in the house- left her for 3 hours with a window open( so she could go out of her own free will) as soon as I walked in,all the behaviour started again.

Yesterday was the first time that I spent time with her. I did think about some rescue centre but they all overrun with unwanted cats/kittens, I really don't think she can be rehomed especially to a house with children.

We've rigged up a great bed in the shed, with a heater, plently of food. I know don't think it's a hormonal thing,friends & familily who are animal lovers think it might be something else...........they have never  known anything like it

 

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Posted: 07/10/2012 at 21:25

Hiya, ventured out yesterday into the garden with her, that's the first time I have any contact with her for nearly a week, because the attack, 2 weeks ago, was so nasty I do have a  genuine fear of her now. She has been out of the house for a week now, but she isn't going anywhere. I pushed myself to go out out in the garden with her yesterday and it went ok, but I was still very much on edge. When I got over my fear, she was very affectionate but at time very on edge and defensive. At one point my OH came close to me and she started to wail in a nasty way.I just dealt with it by turning my back. Since I've been out yesterday she's been at the door crying to be let in- which I just can't do.Just like a kitten calling for it's mum. OH went out to this evening, very defensive. She's very stressed and so am I. Just can't see it improving but only getting worse. It's not going to work out especially as the winter is on it's way

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Posted: 07/10/2012 at 21:06

I really enjoyed SCD this weekend, seems that finally it's got back to it's original format of being a dance competition without the pantomine.  The forced standing ovations did get on my nerves as well as DB's constant use of the word yeah- but I think she is really good addition to the panel. Glad they are reverted back to previous shows on who stays on. I don't mind Craig- he is honest if some what harsh. As for Bruce, I can put up with him, he is true professional, he is over 80 and still hosting a live prime time slot- good for him.

Watched Hunted and really enjoyed it- might have to watch it again before next weeks episode just to make sure I haven't missed anything.

Also saw Prometheus today- amazing, brilliant film. As good if not better than Inception in my opinion. If you enjoyed Alien that you would love this- left me asking loads of questions.

@geoff- disco tent- made me chuckle.

Not going so well with shed cat- some difficult decisions have been made

Long-handled bulb planter

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 20:07

Have to agree, Monty's looked really good

shady plants

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 23:11

I have been developing a  very shady area, woodland plants do very well. I would suggest all the lovely spring plants that you can grow from bulbs. I think it's always the best route to try and imitate nature. Crocus, snowdrops, bluebells, foxgloves and forget me not, really hardy but reproduce or self seed every year so they are sustainable for a  minimal cost.

 

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Posted: 04/10/2012 at 22:46

Becks- I know, even in the days that I'm talking about they were like that. I remember them climbing up 3 flights of stairs to have a look that I didn't have a portable hanging around. I didn't, so it was a  wasted journey. it seems to be if you declare that you are no tv you are classed as suspicious.

As long as you  prove on their initial visit that you don't have a "live" feed of (bbc)tv coming into your house that's all you have to do. As far as I know in this country the only people who can insists on coming into your home are the police- they still need a warrant.

not sure how the bbc are going to work out the radio stations in  the future- as far as i know you don't need a license to listen to them

echinacea

Posted: 04/10/2012 at 20:52

on the same subject of echinaceas & cutting them back. I've sowed some from seed this  year and at the moment I have some flower heads developing. I know that as it October these flowers are not going to come into fruition. I was going to just let them die back naturally........is this the right thing to do?

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Posted: 04/10/2012 at 20:44

phew- been trying to catch up Great peppers & chillies everyone, made me hungry just looking at them

Spectrums, commadores (not the band)(although that could work as well) & SNES are the antiques of the future- especially if you have the games etc as are LPs which are making a comeback. Not sure about Betamax though

my OH regular visits the darlek compost bin, he says saves him having to go back  into the house.

Nola- frost? please no

On the subject of the dancing- if this year is full of gimmicky pantomine rubbish then that will be it for me- I was very tempted to switch off last year- but I'm going to give it another go.

I had times in my life where I didnt have a tv at all and that was before the days of the internet- what I can remember that it gave you time to do all the other things that you were meaning to do.

You don't need a tv license- if you don't have a way of getting live TV into the house so a satilette dish or ariel. you can use bbc iplayer as long as you don't watch any live tv being streamed, you can still watch the programmes on iplayer or download them on dvd or dvix format. It's an option I'm considering, think in the long run, the BBC should be afraid of.  The internet can be a splendid thing

I really dislike yvette fielding as well

 

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Couple of Ids please

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Not sure if it is? 
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Some pictures 
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Hardy annuals

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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

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