hollie hock

Latest posts by hollie hock

Primroses changing colour?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 21:06

I like primroses, especially the pale lemon ones, they can cross pollinate into some lovely colours

I sort of know what you mean Dove, isn't there something that you can tell a geranium and possible a foxglove by the tint in their leaves?

Large bird of prey

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 20:57

That's very exciting Jim, birds of prey are so beautiful

What are people sowing right now?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 20:53

Not sowing anything right now, although I'm started to get itchy fingers. Maybe in the next couple weeks I'll have a go at starting some flowers, indoors in a propagator and then move out to the cold frame.

Leaving my garden

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 14:41

hi little ann, thanks, everything is really good


Posted: 11/01/2014 at 14:35

Thanks nut, that's really nice of you will pm you.Trying to contact BT seems an endless circle of automation

Hi lily, it's nice to be back, it's a great place even in the  Winter so I can only imagine and look forward to the Spring and Summer


Leaving my garden

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 14:09

Thanks again to everyone, for all their well wishes It's a great place to live

Hi hutch, it was a wrench which I wasn't really expecting, like you I brought some with me and I'm starting again. It's a completley different landscape so lots of learning to come


Posted: 11/01/2014 at 13:56

Hiya Nut no landline, so no broadband, been trying to sort it with BT for ages, but they certainly aren't known for their customer service! Managed to borrow some internet this weekend. I love living here so it's a small price to pay, feels like a real treat to be online . My excuse for not leaving the sofa today as yet


Reducing the Noise from Road

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 13:03

I have lived next to a busy main road and I have to say in the end it started to affect my heatlh as there was never any let up from the noise. It was also difficult to open the windows in the summer as well

One I think I also noticed that when it rained, the noise of the tarmac was incrediable I had a lovely garden but the traffic noise spoilt my enjoyment of it. I do think it would be worth another look at a different time of day. In my time at the property I did notice an increase in the traffic so that might be worth having a think about as well. Sorry to be negative

Cleome - garden revival

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 12:46

I grew these last year for the first time and found them really easy to grow, they germinate into strong seedlings. I think mine were just the normal mixed white/purple/pink type, I think from Wilko's.

I didn't really notice the catepillars mind you they were busy eating the sweet rockets! I collected some seeds so will give them another go this year.


April- Seed sowing

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 12:39

I always use the instructions on the seed packets as a guide so I think there is some lea way from the times on the packet. Some seeds can take a while to germinate so it might be a couple of weeks before you see them pop up

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Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Always exciting 
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What is this going to be?

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