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Latest posts by hollie hock

Bees in garden

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 18:32

I grew the white Cosmos for the first time this year and saw the same as you the bees loved them. Mine were very late in flowering as the Summer was awful but when then did grow..........they can get to be tall plants. Will grow them again next year

I had a huge amount of large bumblies attracted to the snapdragons, got lots of enjoyment watching the bees bums as they fought their way in

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 22:00

Hi Becks, they are lovely, sweet things, although the xmas tree is a bare one, one of them got tied up in the lights and of course tinsle and baubles.............

Watched "Triangle"  in the week, worth a watch I think, would be classed as a horror, but for me more of a psychological thriller.

Turned the TV off, as it was rubbish, Radio 6 mix much better

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 21:32

Evening everyone, it's the weekend So let the long lie ins, lazying around, music and films begin.

Fork Handles

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 20:01

It is indeed a school night so something to eat and then episodes 5 & 6 of The Killing watched on a TV got this week from Freecycle

Goodnight everyone


Posted: 09/12/2012 at 18:56

You can't have too many mushroom bags



Posted: 09/12/2012 at 18:32

Thing is with those bags if you put too many mushrooms in the bags split, now I see it's much better to spread the purchase over a couple of bags

Hardy Fushias

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 18:16

Hi J, I have a couple of fuschias in the garden, one I know to be hardy as it has come through 2 Winters so far, with very little care or attention. I've not mulched around the plant before but might do a little this year as I would hate to lose it

The other has more delicate, smaller paler flowers which was sold to me as hardy....... I'm not convinced ..............but time will tell

Hardy Fushias

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 17:16

Thanks again

Hardy Fushias

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 16:57

Thanks for all your replies. Spring time it is then. I'm assuming you can clearly see the new growth emerging and then you cut the old growth back?

Hardy Fushias

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 16:32

I have a lovely hardy fushia which has been doing very well. Last year we cut it back at some point, but can't remember when.

It's now stopped flowering and the berry things have gone, Is now the right time to cut it back to the ground?


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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