hollie hock

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Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 15:13

I've heard swallows but not seen any. They always nested in my grandads shed

Move it now?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 11:02

Cheers Bob. I used to sow them along with everything else in Spring. Can't go too wrong if you sow fresh off the plant.  Nut has great success with outside sowing in January. Will be collecting the seeds off these two and giving it a go. Right off to shift the plant, thanks everyone

Mouldy compost

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 10:39

Equally annoying is when the compost dries out so much there's a hard green crust covering the top of it   Seeds only need contact with damp slightly moist soil for the magic to begin. I've lost seedlings to damping off many times, so disheartening.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 10:25

Lovely colour of the clem buds Fairy

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 10:17

If you hold your curser over Jinxy's name, there should be an icon that says message batanna. I'm sure if you list some of  what you have, there will be someone who would be interested

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 10:15

The rust resistent ones please I'll have another dig around in my seed boxes to see if I've got anything else. I'll send you my address. Thank you

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 10:09

I'd appreciate some Scabious and some Antirrhinums Jinxy

Mouldy compost

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 10:05

I think it's as Fairy described, too warm and wet. I've just moved my only indoor tray outside as I was having trouble with this too. I've taken the lid off as well to get some more air in. Mould on compost is not good news for any emerging seedlings. What are you growing? Might be worth starting again and trying to keep the compost drier.

I get my seed tray, water from the bottom, so the compost is just turning darker. I then sow my seeds, and cover with dry compost.The wetness should seap up so no need for further watering. 

If I think the soil is drying out a bit before the seeds are up. I spray the surface rather than use the water can. Most of the time this works well for me


Potting on help with so many seedlings!

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 09:56

I think Wilkos and others like it are trying to clear their garden surplus now, you might get some cheap pots there.

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 09:46

But I can't stand their politics Tetley, I don't like their political message, I never have and aside from that I like being European I think we are too small an island to go it alone.

How do you think the public could be better informed so that voting isn't completly based on party politics? I'm not sure that this is possible. I don't know much about the trading side of things so good to see some intelligent comments and useful info being posted here.

Still no leaflets here either




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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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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