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hollie hock


Latest posts by hollie hock

wildflowers in containers

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:57

I think I probably did sow them indoors first in a covered propagator and then moved them outside, potted on and left them in the coldframes before I planted them.

Mind you I sowed some calendula outside in trays last Autumn and they seem to have pulled through the winter, just potted them on, on  the weekend. I've just sown some blue cornflowers outside in a tray, just to see what happens.

Will do some more sowing over the next few weeks of hardy annuals

 

Last 3 plant ID's

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:52

Looks like a nice heatlhy large aquilegia, that should give some beautiful flowers in a couple of months.

I can enlarge them here

wildflowers in containers

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:42

I would say that there is still time to create a border for these out of your lawn. I've grown the black ball, nigella and calendula before and they seem to grow quick once germinated.

I don't do much direct sowing just because I'm a lazy weeder and the slugs and snails get to them, but in pots they might do better than direct sowing straight into the ground

First day of (meteorological) Spring

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:36

Looking really good Bob, spring bulbs are so lovely I planted loads in my last garden in Autumn and it's always worth it when you see them pop up

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:27

First seeds of the year sown on the weekend, some sweet peas, white everlasing and some cupani , blue cornflowers and some erygiums (sp?). 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:22

First ladybird spotted Lovely pic of the bee feeding off the crocus

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:17

Lovely cute photo Longanberry, they are lovely birds I love the way they hop about. Had a fairly tame robin in the garden some time ago, he was called Scruff

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:13

Baz Luhrmanns "Sunscreen" always makes me smile when ever I hear it and I think has true meaning behind it. Makes me feel good.

Here's the link to the video, I only have it on tape in my car, it's the  lyrics I love so much

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI

 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:55

Don't listen to any music in the garden, but inside I love it! My favourite albums at the moment are Florence and The Machine "Lungs" and the new Artic Monkeys album AM. All killer and no filler as Liz Kershaw would say

 

 

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:41

Lovely pictures of drumstick primulas, seen a few sprouting up here, very nice surprise!

 I use IrfanView software to resize and crop pictures, it's free software and very easy to use

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Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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How long to leave bag over them? 
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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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New garden

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I'm moving 
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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Budelia

quick question 
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Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Website

Site really slow 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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