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hollie hock

Latest posts by hollie hock

Cheap veg seeds

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 19:37

Hello everyone, been looking at some cheap aldi veg seeds, are they worth buying? I've got a decent size veg plot this year for the first time, grew a little last year, but don't want to waste my time with a cheap seed for not much return.

I was pleased with my wilko courgettes but I grew them in pots and they did seem to run out of stem

I'm looking to grow runner beans, mange tou, courgettes and maybe things like leeks, brussels sprouts, beetroot?


Leaving my garden

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:33

Hi nut, no not really,not sure if BT will sort it out, but I get to borrow it so I'm happy with that

Large bird of prey

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:23

Hi Fairygirl, it's all good Windy and very wet, but I love it!

Leaving my garden

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:20

Hi lily, I love it here There's lots of things to be getting on with but I have a feeling up here it starts a bit later than what I'm used to. I'm so looking forward to being outside in the quiet.

Leaving my garden

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:07

Thanks for all your kind wishes and thoughts There's a couple of small flowerbeds in with plants from my old garden and the space is bigger than I thought so have some more room to play with which is great.

Overall the plants that were dug up and transported seem to be doing well, there's a few things that still need to go in but although I'm on a hill, it's so wet and  it's very stony. Managed to accquire a separate space as well which will let me grow some veg. Be good if the rain stopped now



Snowdrops have started

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 21:31

How lovely, they look beautiful.

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

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28


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


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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