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Latest posts by hollie hock

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

Cleome - garden revival

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 12:46

I grew these last year for the first time and found them really easy to grow, they germinate into strong seedlings. I think mine were just the normal mixed white/purple/pink type, I think from Wilko's.

I didn't really notice the catepillars mind you they were busy eating the sweet rockets! I collected some seeds so will give them another go this year.


April- Seed sowing

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 12:39

I always use the instructions on the seed packets as a guide so I think there is some lea way from the times on the packet. Some seeds can take a while to germinate so it might be a couple of weeks before you see them pop up


Posted: 11/01/2014 at 12:34

Hi Dove, it's good to be back. I haven't seen any bulbs other than the daffs and grape hyacyniths that came with me. I know it's daft but will miss not having any crocus this year

Did spot a primose on the bank behind the house and there are going to be lots of wild foxgloves. As it's on a small holding/farm the owner has a passion for trees and shrubs so looking forward to seeing them. Don't know anything about shrubs


Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 12:24

I caught a couple of these programmes and think it's brilliant that there are finally some gardening programmes on in the Winter. I really enjoyed Monty's slot about wildflowers. Will try and remember to watch on Monday as I think that's when Lily Louise (pams) garden is on


Posted: 11/01/2014 at 12:12

Hello everyone, been a while since I've been on. Haven't had the internet, still don't really but managed to borrow it this weekend. The sun is out and whilst I should be outside doing something useful, think I'm going to stay in and play on the internet.

Hope everyone's ok, I've noticed that the days are getting longer (bit by bit), roll on the Spring time.

Can't id the plant Stacey, sort of looks familar though, similar to jack frost? Managed to get a small flower bed planted with some of my old plants and Oh has built a small coldframe which is housing all my autumn sown plants.

Off for a look around, hope everyone has a good day

New garden

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 08:18

Not usually awake and/or  active at this time of the morning  but got a busy day ahead. Thanks again for your good wishes, it's going to be brilliant! Already looking forward to sleeping in the complete darkness and listening out for the owls

The inside is good to go, just got to get the hefty bits of furniture in.

Leaving my garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 23:20

Thanks maggie, I feel very lucky

New garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 22:52

Thanks both, still feels a bit unreal as it's happened so quickly. It's going to be a great place to live.

Already thinking about plants that might do well there

silly quotes

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 22:21

You can take a horse to water but you can't make it drink

Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun

Many a true thing said in jest

Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back

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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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22
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