hollie hock

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Making your own rooting powder

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 09:02

I've just asked him aym. He says that he broke the leaves of the aloe vera so you could get to the sticky gel and then dip the fresh cutting material into it and then just plant them. I've never tried it myself

Independence Day?

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 08:36

Looks like the political discussion thread is here to stay on this forum. The vote didn't go the way I wanted but there we are, it's a democracy. So we all have to live with the consequences what ever they will bring. 

Found this the other day and thought it was so funny and accurate that I had to share.


Posted: 30/06/2016 at 08:27

Nut, what a lovely little patch you have there, so pretty and colourful.

Making your own rooting powder

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 08:25

I read somewhere that the gel out of the Aloe Vera plant is a good rooting hormone, hubby has tried it and he thinks it works well

Referendum, Doesn't it make you spit!!

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 14:13

I thought it was stretched when I worked in the NHS in the 90s so I can only imagine the pressures it's under now. I feel fortunate that although I had to wait a couple of months, I've have access to out patient physio in my local hospital. I'm so glad we have it. It's far from perfect, but we are so lucky.

I just heard on the radio that there's a bill or proposal abolishing the bursary schemes for student nurses. In it's place will be the student loan route. That's not going to help with recruitment of new British staff. In or out of the EU.

Anyone Into Nostalgea?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 13:44

When ever I  hear this word I think of this tune. Nostalgia by Emily Barker, was used on Wallander some time ago.


Lovely song, bitter sweet

Anyone Into Nostalgea?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 13:26

I'm into nostalgia and vintage items.  Excellent site, some lovely pics of my town and my granddads villiage. Will pass on to others. Thanks for the link

Karen Carpenter goodbye to love

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 13:24


Identifying this plant?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 09:41

I thought mallow too

Karen Carpenter goodbye to love

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 09:37

No doubt she was a rich women so money buys all of that.  I've seen documentries about her before, she was looked so unwell near the end. Beautiful voice and very very sad

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Mother in law tongue

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What type, must have scent? 
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Natural predators

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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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Any one grown it? 
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