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Latest posts by hollie hock

Winter wonders

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 20:28

The sun was indeed a treat today. There's a lot going on under the leaves in my garden, the closer you look the more you see

Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 19:50

So do all fruit & veg have flowers before they grow into themselves and then you get to eat them? If that is the case do they all need pollinating insects?

This might be a basic question but if you don't ask you don't know

Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 19:31

Thanks for all the replies I've got loads of ideas to be going on with.

Runner beans/ French beans, tatties in bag/pots, mange tout, shallots and maybe some courgettes. That I'm sure will be enought to be going on with.

Going to grow stuff that I know that I will eat, hopefully easy to grow and those I wouldn't buy at supermarkets because of the cost. We are a small household and have a small plot to work with so thanks for the advice.

Very interested in the courgettes, I always thought that you needed a greenhouse  to grow them. Had a look at the venus courgette from T&M

Bear  with me.........I'm puzzled. It's described as an half hardy annual, sowing months  April May June and flowering peroid June, July August I take it that the courgettes themselves are the flowers? So will grow to harvest in about 3 months?


Happy New Year

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 17:57

Happy new year to everyone from me too.

New Years Day flower count

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 17:43

Happy new year to you all. Did my very first new years day flower count

Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' still going strong, primoses, violas, different types of wall flowers, but the cloth of gold variety really strong and a daisy type thing.




Fork Handles

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 19:15

Hi Sasha, have a great evening and let us all enjoy some drier days. It feels like it has been raining for weeks.

Some happy cats there Maud, I've got 2 kittens maybe they are a bit young for that sort of thing

Just noticed how I can use the christmas smilies, I did know that I was short sighted but not that much!!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 19:07

It's finally stopped raining tonight- last night there was very strong winds- so strong that some of my wall flowers were coming out of the ground this morning. Looking forward to some promised dry & sunny weather to start 2013

new years resolution

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 19:00

Just thought of another one- stake tall flower plants as they are growing not after they get bashed and fall into a messy heap. I know it makes sense.

SantasLittleHelper & Nutcutlet, I'm going to sow some white tall snapdragons seeds tomorrow. This year I will not sow the whole packet into 3 small trays and then prick them out and try and and off load them to any one who will have them



Fork Handles

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 18:34

Very good new years evening to all. Showed my face at work, but left promptly after lunch. I'm very excited at the prospect of a dry and sunny day tomorrow, will be sowing my first seeds. I know it's early but just can't wait any longer

 Flo re the ironing shedule. I am blessed with a strong allergic reaction to ironing, to the point that I am unable to have one in the house

Caz- yes I too have to pay 5p for a carrier or 10p if I want a really strong one! I've sort of got to used it now.

Watched the making of the new Snowman with Raymond Briggs, really enjoyed it. Saw the whole programme after....... lovely, something about animation drawn by hand.


Fork Handles

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 21:08

Found it, the worlds strongest man.......... reminds me of Geoff Kapes.

Goodnight all

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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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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