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Latest posts by hollie hock

Underplanting aubretia

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:24

Hello, I've been introducing aubreittas here over the last couple of years. They are perinnial so will come back next year. I think the trick is to cut them back hard after they have flowered. I'm still a bit shy of doing this but the ones I cut back the hardest last year, gave me the best show this.........some of them are still flowering.

This year I'm going to delibratley leave some seed heads on a few to see if they self seed.

Bees or wasps?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:15

Hi Leadfarmer, some great pictures. Have you seen this site?

http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/wpn003/beewatch

 

It's a nationwide study on what bees are distributed across the uk

I put a picture in and they id it as a common carder bee, my one had a circular bald patch on its head

Missing Spring Fun

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:01

I do know what you mean Red, I've been sowing some biennuals for next year, should grow enough to plant out late summer/early autumn. All the fun of sowing and then potting up Even sowed some easy quick growing annuals yesterday, probably a bit optimistic but you never know ..............

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 22:00

Haphazard cottage and wildlife garden

Advise please

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 18:30

Hi artjak, didn't really ever think about them before. When I moved here, I was so excited about growing flowers. Last year the garden had a major upheaval and a  large bed was dug up and down for a potting shed. It since become a mini veg patch in raised beds.

Saw Monty on GW and saw how easy they would be and they don't need any looking after So they now live in the veg patch

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 18:10

Had a lovely time this afternoon, pointed on a few bits and pieces, everything is putting on growth. One of the morning glories has gone in it had started to attach itself to the frame. Still wondering where on earth I'm going to put the all the nasturtians. New bag of compost has been bought and put down the first of the pee gravel on the path

I like the yellow eremurus Wintersong, not seen or heard of it before. Sounds liek y

Great picture Birdy, I love walled gardens

 

 

 

Just Joined

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 17:16

Hello

Which seeds can I sow now for Autumn/Winter flowers?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 17:15

Hi Winnie,the only thing I can think of are winter flowering pansies or violas

Colour!

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:58

I like purples, blues and whites and some yellows mainly but saying that I'm still in the stage of growing lots of different plants, generally if it flowers I'm happy. The result is that the garden is full of different colours but for me it works.

I know what you mean fidget about the sweet rocket, it's been a good year for them

 

Watering

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:44

I water when I can, if you have small pots I find that giving them a good bottom drink seems to cut down on the watering a bit

Discussions started by hollie hock

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 
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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

Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Last Post: 14/09/2013 at 21:28

Website

Site really slow 
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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 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 17:27

Seedling Id

What is this? 
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Last Post: 20/06/2013 at 18:20

Plant Id please

Blue/Green leaves and flowers 
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Last Post: 10/06/2013 at 20:58

Foxgloves

Anybody got them in flower? 
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Last Post: 06/06/2013 at 22:31

My posts

Not working 
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