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Latest posts by hollie hock

Chickens

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 11:23

Hi Pinkypoo,

I've just started keeping chickens a couple of months ago. I have mine in a coup and a long run covered with chicken wire. Eventually I would like them to have more space. They don't really need much looking after, but as others have said you have to let them out and then lock them up safe at night. I only have 3 and find that I clean them out once a week and the muck etc goes onto my compost heap.

They do need fresh clean water daily, mine are layers so I feed them pellets (and all the scraps!) Because mine are in a run, the ground does get a bit messy, especially in wet weather  so I do try and move them to fresh bits of grass when I can.

Not sure if mine are particulary dim, but we have a removable cover on the run as they tend to go in the rain and get soaked!

I don't think they are that smelly, and as long as you keep them clean and remove any unwanted scraps  they shouldn't attract any more rats/mice then your average rubbish bag does. My cats avoid them, I think they are a bit afraid of them.

I'm so pleased I got mine, the eggs are very tasty and I enjoy looking after them.

Lovely chicken enclosure Victoria

Lupines leaves seem to be dying

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 11:10

I bought another Lupin over the weekend and some of the older leaves are dying off, as long as you can see new growth coming through they should be ok. Slugs and snails love the new shoots and some people have had problems with aphids attacking the plant.

Some types can get quite big so might do better in the ground when the plant is strong enough

Wallflowers

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 11:06

They do get past their best after they flower, but I have some stragglers that keep on going. You could always let a few go to seed and then sow them for next year.

Might be a few weeks yet if they've still got some flowers on them

No to everyone who asks for donations ? Do you agree or disagree with this ?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 11:02

Housing associations and councils will have some sort of dept eg community investment who may be able to help, especially if the childrens parents are tenants. Community growing is very in here at the moment. They too like free publicity and getting their name out there.

Organisations such as Keep Wales Tidy or equivalent may be able to help as well..........best of luck with it.

Planting out Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 21:47

Not sure but you might find Ngcards that they do better for a chop down and grown more bushy

New garden

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 21:40

Your might be right BusyB, although I have to confess I have no idea what sibling awareness day is

New garden

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 21:20

I had welsh poppies that were self sown in my last garden.  Just had a look at the blue meconopsis, lovely colour, really like blues and purples, I like a challenge.

There's some established buddleia already here and I have some geums that I moved last year Brilliant!

Best butterfly plants

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 20:05

Not ever heard of butterfly weed before, looks like an interesting plant

clematis

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 20:01

Courgette

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:59

I grew some last year for the first time, yes they are big seedlings! Did you sow them in a greenhouse or inside? I've got a few sown in a cold frame, but no show yet.

Discussions started by hollie hock

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 25/07/2015 at 20:54

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: 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
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