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hollie hock

Latest posts by hollie hock

Winterwatch BBC2

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 10:49

Great, I do like these

Seed Swap/Give Away

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 10:48

Great a new seed swop

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 10:47

No now gardening apart from looking out of the window and thinking of nice it will be in the Spring and Summer. Be nice to start sowing seeds now but I've learnt not to do it so early and my new place doesn't have any deep windowsills either


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

Discussions started by hollie hock

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

Birds foot trefoil

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

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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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 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27


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

Is this a Clematis?

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

Buzzing Shrubs

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