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Latest posts by hollie hock

Wallflowers

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 11:12

Hello, I agree they are too small to go out now, they are hardy so should be fine keeping them in a cold frame and planting out next year.

I love wallflowers and grow mine from seed and had surprising results. I sowed some Cloth of Gold type in February this year for flowers next year,however they grew into very bushy large plants and flowered this year! If you have the time/space I would recommend growing from seed. Very easy to grow and you get loads of plants  for under £2.

I would prick out the growing tips of your plants to encourge side shoots

Free plants

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 10:56

I don't think you can expect people to just send you free plants as some one wil have to pay for the postage. I have had  a couple of lovely buddliea cuttings sent to me from a poster on here which are now in the garden I paid the postage by cheque but paypal could be an option as well. I guess it all depends how honest and reliable people are about this.

 

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 10:46

Morning everyone,

Tried to have a bit of catch up on here Hard frost here last night, but still got snap dragons in flower.

Just seen the competition so have entered, but don't ever win anything.

I do seem to accquire a lot of paperbacks, a while ago I used this site and got about £100 for my old books

http://www.greenmetropolis.com/

All books are £3.75 including delivery and you can sell your books on there for £3 each. They do support the woodland trust also.

Went with my heart earlier this week and now have 2 ginger kittens running around the place OH have to rescue one this morning as he went head first into a flower vase

I've called them Tips & Ali- Can anyone work out what they are named after?

 I've  also got 2 episodes of The Killing to watch before  the next 2 tonight, looking forward to the dancing as well

Generally housework/tidying to do

 

 

Signs of Spring!!!

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 11:55

Signs of Spring!!!

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 10:57

Frosts I can cope with but please not snow

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 10:56

Managed a piece of marmite on toast but sticking to the day in bed routine

Sounds like a good find Lottie, especially as the pots came with plants as well

I love tips and skips,can't go past one without have a nosey.  I accuired some old garden tools and several weathered pots a couple of weeks ago. Not sure what all the tools are for, one begins with a letter M I want to say matchet but that's not quite right and the other has a round shape at the bottom- which some one said was for onions?May not even use them but I couldn't leave them there

only problem I have is that I wish I had a bigger car or a van

saw the stones about 20 years ago at the time i thought that was going to be the last tour

not even started on the whole christmas thing

car tire planters

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 10:27

Well done on your project looks really good. My grandad has something similar in his garden, it was packed with grape hyacinths

Signs of Spring!!!

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 10:19

Ive got an Echinacea that's still valiantly trying to flower, bit late or way too early? as i was expecting to see it's first flowers next year. Snap dragons and rudebekias still going although I think there will be a frost this week. I've got a few spring bulbs sprouting, roll on springtime

shredded pansies

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 09:50

Could be slugs or birds. Last spring a lot of my crocus had their flowers pecked clean  off

Starlings

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 09:47

No starlings here.my mum has loads of them

Got some lard yesterday to make my own fat balls as well as some rasins and apples for the blackbirds.

Discussions started by hollie hock

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 13:20

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 19/04/2015 at 10:49

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

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 
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Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34
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