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hollie hock

Latest posts by hollie hock

Vipers Bugloss

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 18:50

I'm growing the blue bedder type for the first time this year. They have germinated well. I'll bear that it mind when pricking out, thanks Tanglewood Twitch

If only I could get paid for doing what I love!

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 16:04

Is reducing your hours an option luvmegarden? I work part time now, 2 days a week and I have small business on the side. I don't ever want to go back to working full time no matter what job anymore. As long as I can manage to pay the bills I'm going to carry on the way I am.

I can't afford holidays, don't do takeaways,  I drive old cars, I very rarely buy anything new. I don't have much cash but I can honestly say I don't want for anything.

Life is too short to be stuck doing something that causes you pain, long term stress damages us. Follow your dream in anyway you can

I like the sound of the WRAG training course Jengil

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 15:45

I did go out with the intention of doing a few things but when I got out there, wasn't feeling it. Too cold and it's since started raining So I'm in for the afternoon with some DVDs. Some house plant watering to do as well

Recommend Dutch Hoe

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 11:06

Don't know anything about makes, sorry. I picked mine up as a job lot of tools in an auction. It's got a long handle which I like as I can stand on my log in the centre of the big bed and do most of it from there.

Monty's Dog

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:55

I don't have a dog at the moment  as I'm not sure I could handle the committment. Maybe in the future, I like labs and German Shepherds too........ well I like all dogs

My cats will drink dirty rain water outside but inside they like theirs served cold in a pint glass!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 09:06

Morning everyone, it's grey and damp here. So not sure if I'll be going outside,just when I was getting into it. Hope Wonky is feeling better.

I bury leggy stems all the time Busy Lizzie, I think the cosmos would be fine

Spring bulbs - what to do with ones I have found?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 21:06

I'd plant them, that's not that long to be hanging about

What are your favourite scented plants?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 21:04

Those little flowers pack a punch, they are meant to be good for moths too Mine were always a bit of hit and miss, but last year worked a treat.

What are your favourite scented plants?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 20:51

I've not long sown my first night scented stock Hefty, going to try and do repeat sowings so the fragrance lasts longer. OH has got a living wall idea going on near the back door might try and get some to take there just so it's easy to smell them

Had lots of success with fresh seed sown direct last year

What are your favourite scented plants?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 20:33

Yes Lilacs smell beautiful, was chatting to OH about getting a lilac here

You know those little basket Jasmines you see around this time of year about, can they be planted outside?

Discussions started by hollie hock

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?

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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


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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: 16/03/2016 at 19:02

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


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
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