hollie hock


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Bug Hotel

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 09:09

They all look great. Love the look of yours Hopeful Herpe, really natural. It looks like you've got all their needs catered for. I'm sure they are used to a bit of dampness

Lupine aphids

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 13:38

I had my first attack of these last year and the plant died. It was in a fairly sunny spot. This year I tried one in a lot cooler and partially shady place and no aphids. So I don't think that that just because you've had them one year it doesn't mean they will reappear, thankfully.

Picture Postcard Request

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 10:40

Thanks for posting the photo, sounds like it's going really well although it also sounds exhausing. So have a rest when it's done

Independence Day?

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 09:09

Glad you like the cat, it makes me laugh every time I see it


Pansyface, it wasn't a critiscm about the political debate here, just an observation. Yes people can be so fixed in their opinions and beliefs, it's good to have them challenged once in a while

Making your own rooting powder

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 09:02

I've just asked him aym. He says that he broke the leaves of the aloe vera so you could get to the sticky gel and then dip the fresh cutting material into it and then just plant them. I've never tried it myself

Independence Day?

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 08:36

Looks like the political discussion thread is here to stay on this forum. The vote didn't go the way I wanted but there we are, it's a democracy. So we all have to live with the consequences what ever they will bring. 


Found this the other day and thought it was so funny and accurate that I had to share.


Harebells

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 08:27

Nut, what a lovely little patch you have there, so pretty and colourful.

Making your own rooting powder

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 08:25

I read somewhere that the gel out of the Aloe Vera plant is a good rooting hormone, hubby has tried it and he thinks it works well

Referendum, Doesn't it make you spit!!

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 14:13

I thought it was stretched when I worked in the NHS in the 90s so I can only imagine the pressures it's under now. I feel fortunate that although I had to wait a couple of months, I've have access to out patient physio in my local hospital. I'm so glad we have it. It's far from perfect, but we are so lucky.


I just heard on the radio that there's a bill or proposal abolishing the bursary schemes for student nurses. In it's place will be the student loan route. That's not going to help with recruitment of new British staff. In or out of the EU.

Anyone Into Nostalgea?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 13:44

When ever I  hear this word I think of this tune. Nostalgia by Emily Barker, was used on Wallander some time ago.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w098rz-rdiQ


Lovely song, bitter sweet

Discussions started by hollie hock

Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 14:02

Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 18:01

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 20:59

Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 18:12

Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 18:44

Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 15:01

Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Last Post: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 08/06/2016 at 08:29

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 23:19

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

Vetch

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
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