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Latest posts by hollie hock

Early sown biennials

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 20:48

Hi Alina,

All the forget me nots went in a few weeks ago. In the end I just planted them in various places but most went into the woodland area. They look so much better for it. Think I'm going to have loads of forget me nots.




Cheap seeds

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 20:27

I know, what a bargain I got loads. There were some that I wouldn't have thought of growing,  but you can't leave them there at that price. There's some great offers around, don't think I will need to buy any for next year.

But then again........ I love buying seeds and you can never have enough


Picket fence using pallet tops

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 12:05

Pallets make great fencing. The 50 foot fence that I have is made entirely of pallets, slats separated, denailed, renailed into place and painted.

Didn't cost anything..........just a bag of nails, some paint and an eagle eye! And some hard work

Free pallets are every where, just got to go and get them


Posted: 14/07/2012 at 11:53

I use Firefox, but wouldn't be without Ad muncher- brilliant software, no annoying adverts of any kind. Even blocks adverts  when watching tv online


Posted: 03/07/2012 at 21:03

Thanks for your reply

Lupins from seed

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 20:33

Hi Caroline,

Planted some mixed  lupin seeds a few weeks ago and they are doing really well.Their true leaves have already grown.They look already like tiny lupins

They were sown in individual pots outside and left in coldframe, only to protect them from the rain. I'll be collecting seed off the plants as soon as they ripen.

 Think this is the time to sow them

Salvia Sclarea

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 19:39

lovetogarden- This certainly,caught my eye.

Sounds and looks like my kind of plant. 

Thanks for sharing

PS- Is that cosmos or larkspur growing to the left in the first picture?




Posted: 30/06/2012 at 21:13

The tallest blooms of some of my larkspur are starting to go to seed, with a few flowers on top of the largest stem.

I am in mind to cut them off. Would this prolong the flowering ?  The plants are quite bushy and the  shorter stems are still in bloom.

They are flowering beautifully and it's the first time I've grown them from seed so looking for a way to prolong the flowers if possible.

Thanks for any advice

gws thompson morgan offers

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 10:48


You won't get a response from T & M on here re the perennials offer I'm afraid.

There is a thread on the plants forum- which does give T & M reply about the late dispatch of these plants.


Posted: 30/06/2012 at 09:48

Thanks for the pic gardeningfantic- really sweet

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