hollie hock

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Must have natives?

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 12:47

The suggestion of honesty is a good one and has reminded me that sweet rockets are lovely plants too  Shasta daisies did well here also. I like forget me nots, they do self seed a lot but very easy to pull out and transplant somewhere else.

Cold frames and greenhouses

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 12:28

Found an old pic of one

 This one's been moved now, but still in use, all the others are made along similar lines

Cold frames and greenhouses

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 12:24

Hello, I'm a cold frame fan myself. The ones I have are not the traditional on the ground type. There more of a sturdy mini greenhouse type design, my oh makes them out of bits and pieces. I'll try and find a pics of one of them for you.

If I had more space and money I probably would go for a greenhouse as well as the only thing with my coldframes is that you can't get in them, so when the weathers bad............no gardening. Up to now I've done all my seedsowing etc in them

Having said that OH picked up a greenhouse frame off freecyle and has constructed a sort of square shaped polytunnel using sheets of thick polyethene. It's near water tight now and it's great to be able to walk in there


Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 12:14

I have couple of large beech trees at the bottom of the garden and have found that things like primoses, bugle, campions, foxgloves seem to do well.

Front garden revamp - before and after photos

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 12:09

Looks really good Bob, think you've done a great job Like the blue slate as well


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 21:47

Not a great deal done here today, got some great music on and I'm cooking tea.......makes a change

Problems with Private Messages

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

I can read some of my mesages, have to look at the date. Think there's some that I can't see, sorry for not get back to people

I don't know what forum posts is

Seed swap

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 20:29

Thanks very much

Statues OR Ornaments

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 19:16

Sorry to hear about your cat Zoomer, very upsetting. I have a patch called diggys bed,  it was once where my rabbit lived, someone took him Try and keep it mainly white, that spot in the garden is always diggys bed


So exciting!

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 11:25

Nice pic Forester I have a tiny pond, to call it a pond is a bit of exageration really, more like a ditch but things do  find their way, no frogs but I do see some toads from time to time

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

What's the chances of it growing back? 
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Mother in law tongue

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What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 18:01

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 20:59

Move it now?

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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 18:12

Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 18:44

Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 08/06/2016 at 08:29

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 23:19

Jacobs Ladder

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

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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