hollie hock


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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

HELLO FORKERS!

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

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 10:56

Morning everyone, weather looks like it going to hold off so will be out sowing some seeds today. The temporary greenhouse is looking good and almost water tight now, lots more room and somewhere to go when it's raining

I've just started doing some art this year, not painting yet but doing some sketching etc. Great way to relax and get lost in something

Leek mash sounds very tasty

Have a good day everyone

fuschia's

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 10:46

I have a couple that are hardy and they stay in the ground all year round, but there are many that aren't hardy and need protection from the winter temps

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