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Latest posts by hollie hock

slug pellets help

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 22:43

Not sure that this discussion is a logical one but I'm happy to be proved wrong.

How is the use of slug pellets denying hedgehogs or thrushes food? My garden is grown always with wildlife in mind.

 

 

 

Seeds are up

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 21:53

Hi galest, had a quick look at  the cleome plant, looks like I  had a lucky buy, I'm not sure I even paid any money for them, they might have been a gift ...........even better.I have accquired that many seeds. Do you know if they attract pollinators? Thanks for the advice about collecting the seeds.

Interested in your experience of larkspurs being hardy. I still have some annual scabious plants that I grew from seed last year, still alive even after being covered in snow for a week. New plants/offsets have come from the original so will cut them the plant back when the time is right.

Thanks for the picture Gardengirl, it is great to see the seeds coming up. I moved my first sowings into the cold frames a couple of weeks ago, I'm hardening them off in the frames and then I will prick them out. Mine do look a bit leggy, but I have to say what do they do in nature? I'll bury their leggy stems when I pot them on.

 

Buddleia

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 21:51

I'll be prepared bunny, take some sharp cutters and a polythene bag, less then a minute I'll be well gone

Lovely pictures nutcutlet, hopefully I'll see similar. The plants I have are very small but I know once taken it grows and grows

Side of House

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 21:12

Hi Jean, that looks like a real tricky spot to plant up. Will it get more light as the year progresses?

I don't grow many shrubs so not able help with this. My first thought was woodland plants but I get the feeling that your looking for a shrub that can fill this space for you.

 

Buddleia

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 20:34

I love the white type too chilli lover. I know where there is one hanging over a fence, was tempted last year to take a cutting, this year I just might

Seeds are up

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 20:21

Fantastic results from the sowings last week, rudebekias up I grew them last year from seed for the first time and they are truly lovely plants. Took a while to get going due to very poor weather but they did put on a show. Especially happy that there's 8 Cappachino types poking through. Seen some great pictures on here of bees loving these flowers.

Good germination off the Cosmos, dwarf and taller varieties, ox eyed daisies, the angel wings, statice and cleomes. Not the grown the last 2 before, they were 20p each. Be good to see how they turn out

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 21:49

Thanks to both

Save our bees

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 21:16

I've also signed up. I too didn't know anything about these chemicals before

 I'll send the link on to interested friends

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 20:51

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18183.jpg?width=800&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18184.jpg?width=800&height=350&mode=max

 My first ever veg plot

Buddleia

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 20:19

Sounds good I have the dark knight and a pale pink one too.  Looking forward to seeing them grow into useful screens for me and food for the butterflies.

Discussions started by hollie hock

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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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

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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