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Latest posts by hollie hock

New garden

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:50

Thank you all so much, I am very excited about the Spring bank! I'm going to keep adding to it as I go along. Will be adding some honesty and sweet rocket, as I've seen honesty growing wild here. Please feel free to give me suggestions on stuff that's easy to grow from seed and you think would do well.

There is a very large laurel which is to the left  of the picture that is due to be cut back later this year so that should let in a lot more light.

I too love snowdrops nut, when you see them you know Spring is on the way!

Hi BusyB, I live in South Wales, interesting what you say about the stone. This is a very different garden for me. The last one I had was very flat and sheltered. Everything up here seems more difficult as it's uphill, stony ground, windy and  very wet. D. I'ts only really in the last month that there's been any sun on the garden

Wildlife pond

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:21

Wow you've done so well Jack!

New garden

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:13

Thanks nut and lily, can't really believe I've been up here for nearly 6 months already! I would love to take the credit for the hard work but I do have a fabulous helper!

The landowner loves nature so has planted all the trees and shrubs here with wildlife in mind His wife has already given me a very generous clump of snowdrops in the green which have already gone into the spring bank for next year

Gardening and Chickens

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:03

Sounds great Mrs G, like your idea of the temporary enclosures sounds like they are going to have plenty of space to scratch around in, without causing havoc and mess everywhere............they are messy birds! They are going be happy chickens!

New garden

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:48

Hello everyone, thanks so much for all your kind words when I moved, I still love it!

I feel blessed with a relatively  stable internet connection today so thought I'd show you some pics of how the new garden is coming along

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This is going to be the spring bank, at the back there's loads of self sown foxgloves and I think there's going to be some bluebells as well

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42184.jpg?width=246&height=350&mode=max

 

My ever hungry chooks

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My first honesty bloom, gardengirl gave me the seeds and this was dug up and replanted, in fact all of the plants had the same treatment

Managed to get 10 x 8 shed which you can see at the back of the border, got it for free, just had to take it down and reassemble it. I helped with the taking down, left the reassembly to someone else

Also got the chicken coup for free, the run is a bit tatty looking as it was banged together with some palletts and bits and pieces! Chickens don't mind though!

 

Gardening and Chickens

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:57

Good luck with the chickens Mrs G. I've not long got my first 3. They have a run so not completely free range, but am I surprised how quick they removed the turf,not a single blade of grass or weed insight.

I can sort of move my run, it's a bit awkward though, so they do get the chance to peck some fresh grass. Mine are very tame and follow me as I walk past just in case there's some grub going spare.

Mine will be for the table eventually and the eggs are delicious

Music in the Garden

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:27

Some good tracks there Edd, love will you by Hazel O Conner. Another Frankie fan here, Relax especially the 12" is still as good today as it was then.

Having a bit of a Smiths/Morrissey revivial at the moment,didn't really get in to them much the first time round. Kate Bush "Lionheart" is also being played a lot, she's a genius

Good luck punkdoc with the glasto tickets, would like to go myself, but the price and the whole camping thing wouldn't be for me now.

 

clematis

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:04

Sorry don't know, the clems I have here are all growing, fingers crossed

a few pic's

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:03

Wow, looks great!!

miscellaneous plants progress

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:54

I would move them outside, it probably would be wise to harden them off first as Dove suggested just to get them used the outside temps. I find the calendulas tough little plants.

Opening and closing the grow house doors is brilliant as it provides good ventilation and protection. I do leave my little seedlings outside but if it rains heavily I bring them under cover as the rain could do them some damage as they are so small

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

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: 25/08/2015 at 15:35

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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