hollie hock


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Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 11:23
Mynx says:

One post did amuse me though, can't remember who it was and certainly don't wish to offend, but if listening to the news is upsetting and so isn't a part of your life, how can you make an informed decision on what I personally think is going to be the most important vote of a lifetime, not just mine, but my children's too. 


 Your right Pansyface - I am joining in lol.


 See original post



That will be me then, glad to have provided some amusement and no offence taken I'm not alone in my peer group to be non news watching and they will all be voting too. I forming my decision on my own moral values, discussion with friends and family,the radio and internet banter such as this.


I stopped actively watching and following the news etc must be about 6 years ago. Not missed it one bit, my life is better for it too. I sometimes catch the latest series of have I got news for you and Charlie Brooker's summaries once a year tell me everything I need to know.


I'm the same as you plantpauper, the whole world seems to have taken a massive step to the right.


I did finally get my leaflet, very late to get to Wales. Had a quick flick through and then into the compost bin  The ignore function still works on the new format

Forum changes now live

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 10:06

Just used the followed threads tab for the first time, really useful

my weedy garden

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 09:11

Gorgeous pictures Buttercup days. Always a thrill when something pretty has self seeded here

Rose in pot

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 09:06

Not a rose grower, but makes sense to me and the plant looks really healthy

Moving/planting confusion

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 09:01

I suppose it might be that potted plants have more of a confined root space than they would do in the ground. So those that are already in the ground have a deeper root run.


Having said that, I'm moving things around all the time at the moment. I take as much as the rootball I can get, good drink in their new position and this generally works well. They might flop over for a bit but provided the new site isn't in direct sunlight when replanted they usually bounce back.


Plants with lots of green and emerging flowers I either leave or cut back before I move.  I think the general advice is spring and autumn is the best time for replanting. Sometimes it does depend on the plant. I've been growing a lot of honesty which has a large tap root so the plant can't be uprooted and moved.

Young rose in shock

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 21:31

My partner found a thrown out rose behind the shed which was still alive. It's been potted up in a large pot, had a good drink and a bit of blood fish and bone and it's growing

Plant id please

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 21:27

Forget me nots can self seed everywhere but they are easier to deal with than the alkanet. They make a lovely underplanting to almost anything.  I'm a bit of a fan of honesty but they can grow big

Houttyana cordata

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 21:18

I don't like this one at all. I remember digging it up from a large patch of ground in my first garden, smells horrible too. I wouldn't put this in the ground, not sure about the membrane idea. I remember it as a plant that grew from runners under the soil

Too many plants

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 19:46

Ha ha Fishy,me too. I grew a lot of bienuals last year and have started thining and pulling things out for the new ones

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 19:29

Spent most of the day outside, such a relaxing day Been moving things about quite a bit as some things had got very lost.  Been chopping back the honesty, think it will be a good addition to the compost pile. The seedhouse is emptying out slowly.

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