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Latest posts by hollie hock

MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 20:57


MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 20:54

It might be that they prefer to get advice off real people rather than one size fits all in the "how to" section. Any gardening advice is dependant on where you live as there are big differences in climate in this country.

This site isn't run by the bbc


MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 20:19

Is is just the MOB brigard that moan? I'm not old but have my say about a lot of things


Feedback to Questions/Answers

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 20:05

LIke I said Derek, I appreciate it but it's not the be all and end all for me.

The internet is a transient thing,  you can be speaking to a person one day and then never ever speak to them again.

I don't mind if people dip in and out of sites, getting the info they want. I don't expect to be praised/thanks for something I give freely and get a lot of enjoyment out of.

Feedback to Questions/Answers

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 19:58

I like to hear about peoples progress, but I give my time and any experience completley for free as I get my enjoyment on doing just that. I also learn as much as I give.

So whilst a thank you and an update is appreciated and I don't necessarily expect, need or want it.


Fork Handles

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 20:30

Hi Jean, lovely smells coming from the kitchen, roast duck with loads of veg

Fork Handles

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 20:13

Enjoyed your pictures Inka, 3 a day is doing very well

Gardens And Beyond...........

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 20:10

I'm waiting for my dinner, duck with veggies

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 19:58

Here's hoping the same Flower bird, it really was dismal last year.

I would have to disagree gardenning granny re the staking. I had lovely 5ft +  plants that got flattened by the awful summer rain last year, some of them ended up hanging over the walls of my beds, tangled up with the Scabious. One thing I did learn though was the stems quickly started growing their own roots when they had contact with the soil. I will guard against this for this year by some discreet staking just in case.


Seeds are up

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 19:22

Hi Sam, good news about the sea holly, just had a look at them, they do looking very attractive. It's great when you can move stuff about, I was always a bit shy about doing this at first but I've since learnt that they don't really mind.

Did relent and buy some seeds last weekend, some rust resistant snapdragons, they were the same seeds that did so well for me last year, they filled my garden, a few of those plants are still alive now and am hopefull I might get another season out of them.Mental note to me, I now do not need to buy any more seeds

Here's my space saving kitchen windowsill

 I'm experimenting with using a light bulb to the right of the picture.

All my seeds finally get moved out to my coldframes, which are all homemade on the cheap if not free


The photo below below was last April


New additions to the coldframes



Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

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Any one tried them? 
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Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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