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hollie hock

Latest posts by hollie hock

small bird watch

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 17:10

Seen it again today

Fork Handles

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 11:08

That sounds very cold Lottiebeans, do you have to be there today?

Fork Handles

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 10:57


Fork Handles

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 10:43

Becks- there is always that, although at the moment it feels more like part time hours

Composting and wormery

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 10:36

I put cardboard packaging, cat food boxes and the like and most junk mail in although do have a tendancy to just chuck them in fairly large pieces, the same really for any veg. Had some compost for the first time, but will try and spend a little more time adding smaller pieces of stuff in the future.

I have read somewhere that you can put hair in as well, but surely that would take a very long time to break down?

Sounds like you're getting great enjoyment and the results Lyn


Fork Handles

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 10:13

Good morning everyone, a bit more snow here over night- nothing compared to that 1963 Winter, that looked truly awful. But enough for me to have worked from home last week and taking a day off today. Don't live far from work but really don't like driving in the snow, it's the ice that I worry about. So an un expected day off for me

Talkback: Help wildlife survive winter

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 21:46

I liked the idea of leaving a sugar sponge out for late flying insects, I'm sure the same applies to early ones.

Seeds are up

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 20:38

I generally have a few wallflowers on the go for most of the year, they were one of the first plants that I grew from seed.They are so easy,quick and forgiving plants to grow. Wallflowers are tough and I think generally you can get them to grow and flower throughout the seasons. I've had really good results with an early sowing time.

Have to say that I really enjoy growing Biennuials, although at the time of sowing you think it will be ages before you see the flowers but then it comes round just as quick






small bird watch

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 17:39

Your description of a Japanese painting rings true with what I saw today, beautiful distinct markings. Thanks to both for helping me ID it, I've seen my first Jay.


small bird watch

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 17:17

I've been having a look around trying to ID it but only saw it for a few seconds each time. It definately had bright blue bars in it's wings  and a similar body colouring of a Jay. It was a beautiful looking bird. Funny until now I had always thought that Jay's were small birds

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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