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hollie hock


Latest posts by hollie hock

Damping off

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 21:28

I like to water the seed trays from the bottom, until you can see the top of the compost change colour, I generally sow on top of this, cover with compost and gently pat down. The compost doesn't seem to get so wet this way and seems a bit more controllable

 

First day on the allotment...

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 21:15

Great news about your allotment zoomer and what a find the polytunnel frame is!

 

Primroses changing colour?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 21:06

I like primroses, especially the pale lemon ones, they can cross pollinate into some lovely colours

I sort of know what you mean Dove, isn't there something that you can tell a geranium and possible a foxglove by the tint in their leaves?

Large bird of prey

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 20:57

That's very exciting Jim, birds of prey are so beautiful

What are people sowing right now?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 20:53

Not sowing anything right now, although I'm started to get itchy fingers. Maybe in the next couple weeks I'll have a go at starting some flowers, indoors in a propagator and then move out to the cold frame.

Leaving my garden

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 14:41

hi little ann, thanks, everything is really good

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 14:35

Thanks nut, that's really nice of you will pm you.Trying to contact BT seems an endless circle of automation

Hi lily, it's nice to be back, it's a great place even in the  Winter so I can only imagine and look forward to the Spring and Summer

 

Leaving my garden

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 14:09

Thanks again to everyone, for all their well wishes It's a great place to live

Hi hutch, it was a wrench which I wasn't really expecting, like you I brought some with me and I'm starting again. It's a completley different landscape so lots of learning to come

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 13:56

Hiya Nut no landline, so no broadband, been trying to sort it with BT for ages, but they certainly aren't known for their customer service! Managed to borrow some internet this weekend. I love living here so it's a small price to pay, feels like a real treat to be online . My excuse for not leaving the sofa today as yet

 

Reducing the Noise from Road

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 13:03

I have lived next to a busy main road and I have to say in the end it started to affect my heatlh as there was never any let up from the noise. It was also difficult to open the windows in the summer as well

One I think I also noticed that when it rained, the noise of the tarmac was incrediable I had a lovely garden but the traffic noise spoilt my enjoyment of it. I do think it would be worth another look at a different time of day. In my time at the property I did notice an increase in the traffic so that might be worth having a think about as well. Sorry to be negative

Discussions started by hollie hock

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? 
Replies: 9    Views: 283
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? 
Replies: 8    Views: 463
Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
Replies: 18    Views: 1566
Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
Replies: 55    Views: 2029
Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
Replies: 74    Views: 4037
Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09

Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
Replies: 16    Views: 757
Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
Replies: 12    Views: 696
Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34
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