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Latest posts by hollie hock

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 13:24

Lovely pictures everyone, I really enjoy having a look at everyone's gardens. Not ever had any hellebores, they are pretty. Looks like your garden is in a nice spot Tracey

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 13:19

I know what you mean Tracey, I've come across a few people who have said that they don't like music!! Find that very odd, when I was growing up I was always listening to my parents music, most of it I didn't like but some gems have stuck with me, Kate Bush- The kick inside, Carole King Tapestry, a lot of the Beatles stuff, the stones, Dylan

I've not been to Glastonbury and probably unlikely to do that now as it all looks a bit too big and busy for me, should have gone years ago when you could climb over the fence etc. I do have a look at it when it's on tv though

Seeds are up

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 13:10

Looking good Lizzie, looks a really good spot for them Only just started sowing on the weekend. It is great when they germinate and new life starts! My garden is a lot smaller so am trying to be restrained at the moment on the amount that I do........that probably wont last for long though!

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 13:01

Wasn't too keen on the artics earlier stuff but their new album is great! It's been on repeat a few times. Yes sounds like your children have good taste Tracey, I like The Stone Roses and Oasis. I like a little of Ian Browns solo stuff, he did some great tracks with UNKLE.

Reverend and the Makers are another great band from up North!  Don't mind a little Carly Simon, Your so vain is a great track, not a country fan but with the one exception of Jolene sung by Dolly Parton

Pallets

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:46

Pallets are great gardengirl, I have a very handy oh who makes stuff out them all of time, including coldframes, beds, seats, made a 60ft + fence out of them in my old garden. As others have said the tough bit is getting them apart! Anything he makes always get the dark wood stain slapped over them and you can never tell what they were

Looking forward to seeing your creations!

First Wild Daffodil

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:36

They are pretty, not really seen the wild type before

Hesperis Matronalis, Sweet Rocket

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:18

Hi Jack, sounds as if you have some wildlife attractors in their already.

I had a very small pond in my last garden and toads did arrive somehow as well as some wood piles in an undisturbed corner. I found that the bees adored the scabious, rudebekkias and echnicineas. There's lots of people on here who garden with wildlife in mind so I'm sure you will get loads of ideas.

Seed sowing is great and you will get loads of plants for very little money but tons of enjoyment

 

What to put in cleared terrace border?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:05

I could imagine seeing some aubriettas and snowcaps hanging over the walls, not sure if it would be too shady for them though?

Pruning a baby clematis

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:02

The only pruning advice for clemantis I know  is from Monty, if flowers before June don't prune

This works for early flowering types like Montanas but not sure about the others

wildflowers in containers

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:57

I think I probably did sow them indoors first in a covered propagator and then moved them outside, potted on and left them in the coldframes before I planted them.

Mind you I sowed some calendula outside in trays last Autumn and they seem to have pulled through the winter, just potted them on, on  the weekend. I've just sown some blue cornflowers outside in a tray, just to see what happens.

Will do some more sowing over the next few weeks of hardy annuals

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 13:20

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: 19/04/2015 at 10:49

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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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: 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
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