hollie hock


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Cleome - garden revival

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 12:46

I grew these last year for the first time and found them really easy to grow, they germinate into strong seedlings. I think mine were just the normal mixed white/purple/pink type, I think from Wilko's.

I didn't really notice the catepillars mind you they were busy eating the sweet rockets! I collected some seeds so will give them another go this year.

 

April- Seed sowing

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 12:39

I always use the instructions on the seed packets as a guide so I think there is some lea way from the times on the packet. Some seeds can take a while to germinate so it might be a couple of weeks before you see them pop up

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 12:34

Hi Dove, it's good to be back. I haven't seen any bulbs other than the daffs and grape hyacyniths that came with me. I know it's daft but will miss not having any crocus this year

Did spot a primose on the bank behind the house and there are going to be lots of wild foxgloves. As it's on a small holding/farm the owner has a passion for trees and shrubs so looking forward to seeing them. Don't know anything about shrubs

 

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 12:24

I caught a couple of these programmes and think it's brilliant that there are finally some gardening programmes on in the Winter. I really enjoyed Monty's slot about wildflowers. Will try and remember to watch on Monday as I think that's when Lily Louise (pams) garden is on

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 12:12

Hello everyone, been a while since I've been on. Haven't had the internet, still don't really but managed to borrow it this weekend. The sun is out and whilst I should be outside doing something useful, think I'm going to stay in and play on the internet.

Hope everyone's ok, I've noticed that the days are getting longer (bit by bit), roll on the Spring time.

Can't id the plant Stacey, sort of looks familar though, similar to jack frost? Managed to get a small flower bed planted with some of my old plants and Oh has built a small coldframe which is housing all my autumn sown plants.

Off for a look around, hope everyone has a good day

New garden

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 08:18

Not usually awake and/or  active at this time of the morning  but got a busy day ahead. Thanks again for your good wishes, it's going to be brilliant! Already looking forward to sleeping in the complete darkness and listening out for the owls

The inside is good to go, just got to get the hefty bits of furniture in.

Leaving my garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 23:20

Thanks maggie, I feel very lucky

New garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 22:52

Thanks both, still feels a bit unreal as it's happened so quickly. It's going to be a great place to live.

Already thinking about plants that might do well there

silly quotes

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 22:21

You can take a horse to water but you can't make it drink

Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun

Many a true thing said in jest

Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back

New garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 22:12

I can hardly believe that I'm going to be living there if I'm honest. I feel very lucky

Discussions started by hollie hock

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 00:07

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

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09

Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34

Budelia

quick question 
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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 10:56

Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Last Post: 14/09/2013 at 21:28

Website

Site really slow 
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Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 16:30

What are these

Latest bargains 
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Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 23:15

Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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