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Latest posts by hollie hock

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:22

First ladybird spotted Lovely pic of the bee feeding off the crocus

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:17

Lovely cute photo Longanberry, they are lovely birds I love the way they hop about. Had a fairly tame robin in the garden some time ago, he was called Scruff

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:13

Baz Luhrmanns "Sunscreen" always makes me smile when ever I hear it and I think has true meaning behind it. Makes me feel good.

Here's the link to the video, I only have it on tape in my car, it's the  lyrics I love so much

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI

 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:55

Don't listen to any music in the garden, but inside I love it! My favourite albums at the moment are Florence and The Machine "Lungs" and the new Artic Monkeys album AM. All killer and no filler as Liz Kershaw would say

 

 

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:41

Lovely pictures of drumstick primulas, seen a few sprouting up here, very nice surprise!

 I use IrfanView software to resize and crop pictures, it's free software and very easy to use

Anyone dismantled a greenhouse? Easy or not?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:32

Good luck with it, not ever moved a greenhouse, but dismantled and reassembled a free shed recently!

Re using last years patio pots

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:15

I  generally mix up old and new compost and if I remember chuck some feed in to it

Hesperis Matronalis, Sweet Rocket

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:13

Sweet rocket is a wonderful plant Jack! I sowed some in 2012 into seed trays and then potted them on until they were big enough to go out. In their first year they grew into  very large flat rosette type plants and last year they certainly did rocket up!

I had armfuls of cut flowers last year  and they smelt amazing. I did get some white cabbage catepillars on them but I had so many it didn't matter to me. I was surprised how big they got! I grew mainly the white ones but had a few purple ones as well. Did dig up a couple of the bigger sweet rockets when I moved here and I think i might get some more flowers this year as well

Also a big fan of night scented stock, one of the first that grew from seed and grow it every year.

My last garden was grown with all insects in mine and had some evening primose as well, looks some of it has snuck it's way here when I potted up some other plants!

Haven't tried nicotians yet. Good luck with your wildlife friendly garden

Seedaholicism

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 00:07

Hello my name is hollie, I'm a recovering seedaholic. I've been in remission for a few months now but today I felt the tell tale signs. I opened my tin and there were loads of envelopes, a lot of them didn't even have a name on but hey.........so what!  My finger nails are looking a bit grubby as well. I don't have the space to accomadate all these possible plants.

Should I be worried?

 

Cheap veg seeds

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 19:46

Thanks for the info, will do some research

Discussions started by hollie hock

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

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: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

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? 
Replies: 18    Views: 1657
Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
Replies: 55    Views: 2135
Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04
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