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Latest posts by hollie hock

small bird watch

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 20:25

Lovely pic Caz, great that he used to eat out of your hand.

I had a similar helper last year we called him Scruff, been in a few Robin wars I think. He would come really close and wait for worms or even better vine weavil grubs, they were his favourite

Spring -summer

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 23:18

I've started some cappachino Rudbeckias from seed this year, from what I've learnt from here the bees really love them

 I think sweet williams are easy to grow from seed but they grow very well from rooted cuttings and need no special treatment. They grow into busy plants. I've pulled some up and planted them and they have grown.

Talkback: Garden seating areas

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 22:29

I have a permanent seat that was built in to the garden last year, it was all for free

 This pic was last May so unfinished, the back that you can see is very heavy made of iron I think, I had it hanging on the wall before I moved here. I think it cost me a donation of 50p. The seating/trellis was made out of stuff that were in a skip. All of it has been stained since and many a pint has been enjoyed on there and no doubt many more to come


Spring -summer

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 21:42

I know what you mean Bunny regarding an all season approach. Just an idea but for late Summer/ early Autumn flowers, have you thought about Rudbeckias?

I'm grew some mixed ones last year and once they got going they really did well and flowered well into October.

I've also seen some very cheap sweet william plants that will flower beautifully in the early Summer.

planting on verge.

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 21:00

Lovely pic Lyn. I'm sure loads of people get a lot enjoyment from it when they go past, I know that I would.

Great that you have carried on from your Dad adding a bit at a time and over the years the result is stunning.

There is a bit of land outside my garden that I have planted any spare and unwanted plants in, no doubt I'll add to it to it this year as well. Not had any complaints and as it's on a regular dog walk, if people objected I'm sure I would have heard by now.

A little bit of guerrilla gardening, I'm all for it

Feedback to Questions/Answers

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 00:41

Does it really matter Busy -Lizzie that the people who ask the question respond or not?  I don't mind if they disappear. For me the enjoyment of being on these boards is pasing on your own knowledge and gaining those of others. The point I'm trying to make is that the internet is a free medium, it's up to the indidivual and whether we like their responses or lack of them is up to us.

I'm not questioning/doubting the advice that Geoff or others give so I don't understand why you made reference to them

Lupin Seeds

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 23:22

The white lupin looks lovely Dave


Recycling things to use in the garden

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 22:53

The best freebies I would say are  palletts......loads around everywhere, nobody wants them, but you can make loads out of them them.  People are all to happy for you to take them off their hands. Slap some some wood stain on them, they will last for years.



Feedback to Questions/Answers

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 22:14

No need to apologise Geoff, I will have to ask the question though,what do you mind?

As far as I'm concerned I'm an active participant here but I don't expect/assume that people will act the same way that I or you do and that's up to them.


Seeds are up

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 21:15

I've not grown them before, think I've read that germination can be erratic. They have been in the fridge for 2 weeks then inside for another 2, now they are outside in my coldframes.........I'm going to leave them there to see what happens, be good to know what happens with your new seeds.

Discussions started by hollie hock

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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Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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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: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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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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How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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