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hollie hock

Latest posts by hollie hock

Spring Garden

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 20:17

Hello, from what I have learnt from others, Tulip bulbs perhaps do not do that well in the ground. I planted a few last year and left them in the ground and I'm going to just see what happens next year. I had a good display from those that were in the pots



Posted: 27/08/2012 at 19:47

Over the last few weeks I've seen more butterflies when out & about. I've seen a few peacocks but not managed to take a pic, but fantastic to see them. Simply beautiful.

I am a definite convert to loving all the insects that we see in our gardens. I've seen so many types of bees/flies? this year. Great encouragement for me as I've been growing plants that attract them

gardeningfanatic-  do you think the bee conservation trust would  ID some of the bees I've seen? No idea what they are all but I've seen loads of different ones.

Like the purple thistle plant in the last photo.



What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 19:25

Weather very poor here- rained all day. Cars had their sidelights on at 5.30

I always stay signed in here, means I come to the site without having to do the user name & password thing

veg garden planning software

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 19:14

I haven't used any veg planning software.

For me, I've seen enough of what you have to say to be my first ignore on here, best thing to do with the likes of you. Very rude but also very sad

My Thompson & Morgan seedlings

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 19:10

Hello yvette, they are small when they first arrive, but after potting on they do really well. Kate is right for finding a sheltered spot for them outside, over the Autumn & Winter.

You could make a coldframe for them or get a little mini greenhouse (cheap at Wilkos & B&M at the moment) or shelter them outside somewhere not exposed, depending on where you live.


Posted: 26/08/2012 at 23:22

A little mouse with clogs on

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 22:48

I'm sorry jean, my words should have been to you. Lungs is a great album, dig it out. I'll be looking to get her next album from what I have seen tonight.

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 22:22

Kasbian is now on- not a great fan but some of their tracks I do like.

Flo- if he likes Pink Floyd............he can be talked in to all sorts of stuff..

I love Kate Bush- for me Florence has similar appeal


Fork Handles

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 21:24

Evening everyone, I'm all for long hand English I thought I knew what OH I'm not sure

Watching Florence at the Reading Festival- that girl can sing,brilliant performer. 

I've had a few things in the past on the keyboard- somehow the quote button would be substituted with a question mark and vice versa. Always worth checking that the keyboard isn't put on to default US.

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

Discussions started by hollie hock

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


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


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


What are these? 
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Last Post: 14/09/2013 at 21:28


Site really slow 
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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 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 17:27
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