hollie hock

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Plant id please

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 21:27

Forget me nots can self seed everywhere but they are easier to deal with than the alkanet. They make a lovely underplanting to almost anything.  I'm a bit of a fan of honesty but they can grow big

Houttyana cordata

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 21:18

I don't like this one at all. I remember digging it up from a large patch of ground in my first garden, smells horrible too. I wouldn't put this in the ground, not sure about the membrane idea. I remember it as a plant that grew from runners under the soil

Too many plants

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 19:46

Ha ha Fishy,me too. I grew a lot of bienuals last year and have started thining and pulling things out for the new ones

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 19:29

Spent most of the day outside, such a relaxing day Been moving things about quite a bit as some things had got very lost.  Been chopping back the honesty, think it will be a good addition to the compost pile. The seedhouse is emptying out slowly.

Mini Greenhouse/Growhouse

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 10:45

I use these and hand made similar versions. Yes you can start off seeds in them. I use a propagator lid to give the seeds some extra warmth, once up I take the lid off.

The main thing with them is make sure they are secured firmly. Many people have lost theirs in high winds. When it's warm make sure you open the flaps to give the plants plenty of ventilation.

Weeding My Boarders

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 09:16

I've not got so many weeds in my beds at the moment, I packed them full of plants last year so there hasn't been much light on the soil. For any that do get through, I use a long handled hoe to knock the tops off.

At the moment my hot bed is jammed with honesty, sweet rocket,sweet williams and bugle. Some will have to come out  once they have had their time but they have done a great job on surpressing weeds

Guerilla Gardening

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 09:06

Fab pictures Hefty, so cheerful I bet your planting gets loads of admirers. I've done a little guerilla gardening in the past too. There's a mainly unused weedy alley at the back here so everynow and again a few tough stragglers get planted there

My new garden 'room'

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 21:27

Looks very smart, sunny and private

The animated gifs ie. advertisements are very annoying

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 21:20

I think fire fox blocks the ads here through one of their add ons. Don't see any

Forum changes now live

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 10:38

I too still have loads of empty space as I block the ads as I've always done but the colour tweaks of the overall page has helped my eyes. It's less of a glare although still a bit sterile.

I haven't tried the edit funtion or uploading photos,I've gone and lost the lead for my phone. The smaller space of the posts means more fit on a page so less scrolling. They could do with being a bit smaller at my end but loads better. Now there's the pagination thingy on the top and bottom, navigation of the site isn't so difficult.

Having the quote function work is really useful although it doesn't need to be quite as big. The previous forum design was perfect for me but sadly it's gone. At least we have an involved moderating team in Daniel and Nora who are listening and acting on feedback so hopefully we will end up with something that is useable for everyone. 

Discussions started by hollie hock


What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

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Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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