hollie hock


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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 20:23

GWRS and Michael. Poor germination from those trays with the green stuff, just water added. I think it must be a combination of wet soil and strong sunlight? Maybe? Once it started it's a real pain, it's really hard to judge how wet the soil is and seeds really struggle to get through it.


Not much done in the garden apart from boxing up some for market tomorrow, hope I sell them, I'm needing the space

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 21:15

It's been a beautiful day Potted on lots of small plants, divided some speedwell that I just bought as well as some large clumps of primoses. Took some more penstenmon cuttings. Have done lots of watering and moving things about.


I have quite a bit of that green stuff on top of the compost as well. Very annoying. Pots that were in my mini greenhouses seem to get more of it.

New flower beds need filling

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 08:46

Bowles Mauve wallflowers are lovely, flower continually and need very little care. Just trim off the spent flowering stems and they just keep growing new ones

Aubretia Problem

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 08:36

Slugs and snails are the most likely culprit, any slime about?

gallery of shame

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 07:00
Busy-Lizzie says:

But Hollie Hock, that isn't a border, it was the garden pond. I can't be bothered with it ever since a friend's labrador punctured the liner when he thought he'd go for a swim.


See original post

 Ha ha Would never have guessed! Looks very natural

gallery of shame

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 20:38

Nothing at all wrong with pic 1 Busy Lizzie, looks like a full lush boarder to me. Love pot storage area, they just seem to do that all by themselves. As for the palletts and black sheeting, that would be my partners work in progress


Sad story about the wrens. The babies are so small. When we lived on the farm I saw some that had just fledged. The cats were kept in for a while to give them a chance, so tiny.

Clematis - can I prune now to stop growth?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 20:17

Love the bicycle Richard

Is something sleeping in my geraniums?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 20:09

Might be, it definatley looks an animal has either slept or run into it. That must be lovely to watch

Is something sleeping in my geraniums?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 19:09

Cat's most likely culprit. I really like hardy geraniums, I've got some blue type. They grow really quick from splitting up a clump

pet companions

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 21:51

Gorgeous pets, been a real pleasure looking through them


I have serious dog envy. I'm in the position now where I could have a dog of my own my family always had them but at the mo not quite ready to take on the committment. So for now my 2 ginger toms, Tips and Allie




Born in a tyre and they were only the surviving ones in the litter. They've been trained to come in at a  bell which works most times and to sit for food.


Not the greatest pic but here's long Allie



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