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Latest posts by hollie hock

feeding the otter!

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 22:03

Wildlife pond, that's what I would do


Posted: 31/01/2013 at 21:46

Good news Smalemi, pretty sure I saw spawn and some tadpoles last year, don't think much came of it thought, but maybe this

Too late to plant Tulip/Daff bulbs?

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 21:32

I would have done the same dave and chilli lover, in fact I still have some tulip bulbs that were given to me still to go in. Better in the ground than out

National DIY chains remove bug killer containing neonicotinoids from sale

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 21:07

Good to hear that major retail chains have withdrawn them

Seed swap

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 21:48

Bev, glad they got to you ok, thanks for your seeds, not grown either before, so looking forward to how it works out.

Gardengirl, hopeful that my Hebe cuttings have rooted as well


Long, thin, narrow strip to plant up...

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 20:14

Hi Sarah,

I've been trying to imagine your garden. The first thing I would think about is the boundary, you say it's boring light brown fence. Boundaries really change things, I really like a dark brown effect against the green of the plants, but I do get a lot of light.

It's long and narrow, similar to the shape that I have. I would avoid planting to that shape and design.

Any chance of a picture?

Rustic trellis

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 19:49

Hi bunny, we used hazel as a make shift trellis type structure to block a gap in the hedge. About 4-5 verticals and then the rest was woven in horizontally.

Also used fresh cut hazel for stakes to support Lupins, was very surprised last year that the stakes started growing fresh shoots, not sure if they are going to sprout this year.

Not had any experience about willow but OH tells me they go soft quickly

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 14:57

Already planning new meals to cook, only had a hob before. PIcked up some great stuff off free cycle and gum tree lately

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 14:38

hi bunny, OH getting to grips with it

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 14:30

Afternoon everyone, been on a little jaunt to pick up a worktop style cooker. Working perfectly and in really good condition £20! I love a bargain.

Going to enjoy warm baguettes, bacon & brie and settle down to Afternoon drama on BBC 4- Animal Farm.


Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28


Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

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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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

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
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