hollie hock

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Unreliable tradespeople

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 11:21

Fortunatley my partner seems to be able to turn his hand to most things, so not a huge experience of dealing with trade as a customer but I've been around them. Some are notoriously unreliable and even though you are paying them, they flounce around as if they are doing you the favour. God forbided you p them off, they just don't come back and then some of them won't complete a job if it's been started by someone else. Don't pay them an hourly rate.

The job is now a grand more expensive! That's a huge amount of money!  I don't know the size of the drive but that seems really pricey. Anyway hope you get it sorted soon with minimal headache

change my email address

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 10:51

I didn't know you could do this, thanks Dove. Just tried but I can't remember my password.


Posted: 22/04/2016 at 09:44

Just been listening to Lets go Crazy, love the start of this track and I remember that 1999 seemed a long way ahead in the 80s

Cornflower plants

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 08:57

I'm growing a few of these this year. Space is a bit cramped in the seedhouse so I have just left the tray outside. Mine are way too small to be planted out yet but as long as they have been hardened off gradually they will be fine outside.

The only protection I would give mine would be if it hammered down or maybe if the temps got really chilly as I think that would slow their growth. They are hardy and lots of people sow them in Autumn and they survive


Plant ID

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 08:22

Nice toadlet madpenguin


Posted: 21/04/2016 at 20:27

Never seen him live Wonks, but very sad to hear of his death.too. Like Bowie a one off creative Great song writer as well , Nothing compare to U is beautifully sad

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 18:20

Not much done today. Checked the seedhouse, all looking good. I'm waiting for them to grow big enough to pick out. Had a walk around and looked at things, everything in the beds have got so big ,must be the blood fish and bone. First time I've used it

I'd choose time in the garden over any type of corporate entertainment Tootles but curling? Sounds painful in all sorts of ways

Passion Flower

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 11:35

Good to know, thanks. Most parts of the garden get a lot of sun in the summer so I've got a few options

Passion Flower

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 11:10

I've just been given one of these. I've repotted at the moment and I'm wondering where it should go. I'm in the south so it might stand more chance down here. I'd imagine it would have larger roots so would do better in large pot if not able to go in the ground.

Weed identification please

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 11:06

I think it's ground elder from what I've seen on other posts here. Very difficult to dig out and is one of those plants that need a topical weedkiller to deal with.

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

What's the chances of it growing back? 
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Mother in law tongue

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What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

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Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 18:44

Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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