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Latest posts by hollie hock

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 10:43

Morning everyone Beautiful but frosty day here, but very much looking forward to doing some gardening again, roll on Spring. Have already noticed that the days are drawing out ( even if it's only a bit).

I've moved house again, life on the hill was just too expensive, cold, dark and hard work!  Think I've managed to catch up with people living in the 21st century with heating, hotwater and internet. I've got a small but great blank canvas of a garden which actually gets some sun. My last place only had sun on the garden for 6 months!

I never get the chopped bags of onions, even worse.........chopped frozen onions, just don't get why you would buy them.

Have a good day everyone

Not sure what to do with early growers

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 11:18

My wallflowers are growing quick and quickly out grow small pots. They will be fine outside, either pot them up in bigger pots or maybe plant them out. Don't know if you know this but if you pinch out the growing tips you will get a lot more bushier plants and flowers next year.

Talkback: How to sow fresh seed in autumn

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 11:09

The aquilegia might be better sown in the Spring now. I sowed some straight off my plant a while ago. They have germinated but they are tiny and in seed trays so not sure if they will make it through the Winter.

Wall flowers are really quick to germinate, I found the same with sweet williams this year, sowed these fresh off the plant and they were up really quickly

Insect bites

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 11:05

I've been bitten a lot this year, I found this product called After Bite, it's a roller pen type thing, the active ingrediant is 3.5% Cutaneous Emulsion Ammonia. You just rub it on to the bite and it really soothes it and stops the swelling and itching

Plant ID please

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:27

Euphorbia of some sort?

Pickled Eggs

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Hi GWRS, yes I have 3 lovely hens. Only got them this Spring. So far they lay 3 eggs a day every day. I usually sell any surplus I have but they just built up!

Found a great pickling jar at a car boot so all 30 went in! With some black pepper and a couple of small chillies. I'm thinking they will take  4-6 weeks to be ready?

I only tried pickled eggs this year Orchid Lady, they were cheap in Wilkos, I liked them but hoping mine will taste better. Keeping chickens is great fun and relatively easy. The eggs taste so much better than those in the shops

pulled my first parsnip yesterday.

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:08

Nice one, don't think mine are doing so well

Collapsing Cosmos

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:03

Mine are looking tired as well, just did some deadheading, probably for the last time. The little bees are still on them so want to keep them flowering for them

They've done a great job again this year, I keep forgetting how tall they get!

what's plants do you have in your greenhouse right now.

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 23:44

That's looking really good Nooze, loads of plants to come How exciting

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 23:41

It looks like an honesty  that has been munched by catepilliars. To the right of one of the pictures it looks like you've got seed pods forming.

From your pictures this looks like this years growth that did very well and threw out a couple of flowers.  Honesty are really tough plants and grow wild. I don't think you need to do anything as they are really hardy, The risk taker in me would probably cut them back a bit in the hope they grow to their full potential next year.

There's some self seeded honesty here that are in flower, probably from plants that were in flower this spring.

I could be wrong though

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

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

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

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
Replies: 9    Views: 337
Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
Replies: 8    Views: 354
Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
Replies: 8    Views: 484
Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
Replies: 32    Views: 1190
Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
Replies: 8    Views: 489
Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
Replies: 18    Views: 1661
Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
Replies: 55    Views: 2140
Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04
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