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Latest posts by hollie hock

Gardening and Chickens

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:57

Good luck with the chickens Mrs G. I've not long got my first 3. They have a run so not completely free range, but am I surprised how quick they removed the turf,not a single blade of grass or weed insight.

I can sort of move my run, it's a bit awkward though, so they do get the chance to peck some fresh grass. Mine are very tame and follow me as I walk past just in case there's some grub going spare.

Mine will be for the table eventually and the eggs are delicious

Music in the Garden

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:27

Some good tracks there Edd, love will you by Hazel O Conner. Another Frankie fan here, Relax especially the 12" is still as good today as it was then.

Having a bit of a Smiths/Morrissey revivial at the moment,didn't really get in to them much the first time round. Kate Bush "Lionheart" is also being played a lot, she's a genius

Good luck punkdoc with the glasto tickets, would like to go myself, but the price and the whole camping thing wouldn't be for me now.

 

clematis

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:04

Sorry don't know, the clems I have here are all growing, fingers crossed

a few pic's

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:03

Wow, looks great!!

miscellaneous plants progress

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:54

I would move them outside, it probably would be wise to harden them off first as Dove suggested just to get them used the outside temps. I find the calendulas tough little plants.

Opening and closing the grow house doors is brilliant as it provides good ventilation and protection. I do leave my little seedlings outside but if it rains heavily I bring them under cover as the rain could do them some damage as they are so small

 

Best butterfly plants

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:21

Verbena B, Scabious and Innulas

Good draining compost

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:19

Good luck with them Alastair, I grew them from seed last year in normal compost. They took an age to germinate after in fridge/out fridge, inside/outside treatment. In the end I just left them outside and finally up they popped!

I have a few still alive in pots from my last place, they are lovely plants and although I found them fidley to grow, they look lovely and the butterflies and insects adore them!

 ps- Didn't realise you can take root cuttings from them

miscellaneous plants progress

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:12

They all look really healthy, the calendula are hardy, all of mine are outside in an open coldframe.

Buying seeds online/eBay

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:54

I've used  seedaholics shop on ebay, really good germination rates

Sweet Pea thread

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:44

I don't think it's too late to sow them, might get around to sowing some more myself

Discussions started by hollie hock

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

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: 12/04/2014 at 21:59

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 
Replies: 16    Views: 516
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 
Replies: 7    Views: 412
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 
Replies: 7    Views: 357
Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 17:27

Seedling Id

What is this? 
Replies: 8    Views: 446
Last Post: 20/06/2013 at 18:20

Plant Id please

Blue/Green leaves and flowers 
Replies: 14    Views: 424
Last Post: 10/06/2013 at 20:58

Foxgloves

Anybody got them in flower? 
Replies: 16    Views: 583
Last Post: 06/06/2013 at 22:31
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