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Latest posts by hollie hock

Hedgehogs.

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 21:53

So enjoyed watching that, thanks

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 21:47

Hi Matt, think I sowed mine a few weeks ago no sign of them yet, mine are outside as well. I live close to you, be good to see how yours are getting on

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 21:36

Hi Tanty, they are very leggy, probably the result of too much warmth and fading light.

Sweet peas have long long roots so best to plant them in deeper containers. I'm trying my hand at sowing them in the autumn for the first time. I've sown mine in largish  pots and they are in my cold frames at the moment.......no sign yet.

I'm a sucker for giving any seed that's germinated a chance, I would repot them into deep pots and bury their leggy stems as much as you can.......it doesn't matter if you bend the stem to get it in the pot ( just don't snap it). They will do so much better outside.

I have a few home made  coldframes that are like the mini greenhouses but a lot more sturdier, I do all my growing in them.

I do start off seeds indoors on the windowsills but they always need somewhere to grow on. If these ones don't make it, don't give up, like others have said you can try again in the spring

something in the air

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 22:05

I do miss the edit button, never to got to grips with quote option, everytime I used it bar once, it just ended up as nonsense

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 20:57

Great idea, bit too far for me though

Ideas for 2 spare old railyway sleepers

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 20:46

Great to have some good quality wood to make stuff out of, maybe a planter/raised bed

Nature

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 20:21

Lucky you KEF

Nature

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 20:21

No idea patty, think I've seen  one  ladybird all year A few years ago I was staying with a friend and the bedroom for some reason was full of them, never understood that.

Maybe they in are in someway getting ready for winter? Don't know anything about their lifecyle, but maybe in some way they were getting ready for Winter?

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 20:04

I haven't seen Palisglide for a while or Gold!locks. Followed his advice on taking clemantis cuttings......and it worked. Got some good advice off Bunny as well

Think wintersong popped up a few months ago, her photos were good

 

 

Help needed for a novice gardener

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:51

I'd definatley go for some spring bulbs, there's loads on sale now and they are relatively cheap. Some of them provide an early source of nectar for bees and insects,crocus, grape hyacinths, daffs etc  planted now will give you some colour in the spring. The best thing with crocus and grape hyacinths and the like is that over time they multiple and you can add to them as you go

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

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

Cuttings

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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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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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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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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