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Latest posts by hollie hock

Buying spring bulbs online

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 22:21

I get some cheap ones from Wilkos & B&M if I want to get the show going. I also buy from a local nursery.  I'll probably buy a bag of cheap daff bulbs as well.

Lavender Lady- I 've looked at Sarah Ravens site a few times. Whilst I'm in no doubt that the quality is great, it  is very expensive

Lavender

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 22:13

My lavender plantlets arrived at the end of May. I have been growing them on, I'll be planting them out next Spring

Keeping cosmos

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 21:49

Hello, I've just started collecting seeds to sow for next year. For me, collecting seeds from annuals are not  worth the effort, unless you  have the space and time  to grow them on/ or live in mild weather conditons. The seeds are really cheap. Ive been growing Cosmos Purity.,. did very badly in the lack of Summer.

Jean- there's loads of seeds to be collected in the garden. I still haven't cut my foxgloves off.

DIY Cold frame

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 21:12

Hello eveyone, I love my coldframes, they do so much. Most of  my plants have been grown in them. So economical to build.

Tessa- great freebie, I accquired  a smallish glass panel a while ago, it  was very heavy.

I guess that my coldframes look a bit like sturdy mini greenhouses.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/11077.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/11078.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

 Flo- now you can tell me how it's done

Ash Tree Stump

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 21:44

Me too

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 21:41

Robot- beautiful pictures, really lovely.

Gary & Gracie- The yellow plants that I have are not Rudbekias. I thought maybe they were Bupthalmun, because they seem to be the closest match and all the insects love them.

The leaves look different to your pic Gary, I'm thinking they could be a different strain/species of them.

Ash Tree Stump

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 21:22

Hi Matt, Like the last picture, did you get the stump out? I agree cut the main root off and get that stump out of there

Plant Confirmation please

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 21:54

Thanks James for the photo. I've not seen this before,on first glance it reminds me of an Echinecea. Like the fact that it's attractive to insects and it self seeds

caterpilers

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 21:45

Yes Peter I believe it is  Seeing a pair of toads in my garden was fantastic, hopefully we will have some toadlets soon. I saw a type of dragon fly on my washing line today. Over the last few evenings I've seen bats flying about, all firsts for this year.

Cabbage Butterflies & Nasturtium

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 21:00

They love them- I  first grew them  in a pot many years ago, I was amazed how many caterpillars could be on one plant, they really do eat!  I love the white butterflies

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 21:46

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 
Replies: 16    Views: 558
Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
Replies: 12    Views: 517
Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34

Budelia

quick question 
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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 10:56

Caterpillars

What are these? 
Replies: 5    Views: 474
Last Post: 14/09/2013 at 21:28

Website

Site really slow 
Replies: 7    Views: 453
Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 16:30

What are these

Latest bargains 
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Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 23:15

Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
Replies: 7    Views: 397
Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 17:27
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