hollie hock

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Newbie Help!

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 13:43

I use those plastic type green houses and get good results, just make sure it's secure. They have a tendancy to fly off.


Posted: 09/03/2016 at 09:51

Hi Edd, the sides were a 6ft pallet cut cut in half and the rest of it is held together with screws. The plastic roof and sides are attached by nails not hammered in flush but bent over.

That's tough not being able to get on with what you want too Gardengirl, I hope your energy comes back to you. Have you started sowing seeds yet? I haven't yet, maybe towards the end of this month


Posted: 07/03/2016 at 18:43

Thanks, it's huge but I'm hoping it's going to full of plants this year  and is always good to have some extra space. Sorry to hear that you've not been well, you always sound so busy and full of energy. That's a job that can wait anyway.

Not sure what OH will do with, I did ask him but he just said burn them! He likes bonfires.  Hope you feel better soon

Will this plant survive ?

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 17:25

If there is green there is hope

What is taking over my garden

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 17:23

I have plenty of this, don't have strong roots so easy to get rid of


Posted: 07/03/2016 at 17:20

New pallet project, a big new frame for the new growing session

 Still in it's ugly looking stage and needs doors


Still bits left over



Gardengirl, have you managed any more progress on your shed?


Gardening on Our Own

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:20

I think so Simon, I love seeing the changes each year. I am addicted to growing from seed and cuttings, just love seeing things grow and of course free plants. I get a lot of satisfaction seeing insects on plants that I have grown specially for them.

I've been out and pottering a couple of days this week, it's great to be out of the house at long last

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:11

I'm managing to hang off the sowing Fairy but it's getting more difficult. Did some seed collecting which is close Night time temps here are still around 0

OH is constructing me new frame, it looks huge at the moment but I know I wont have any trouble filling it

Guess the plant

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:45

Looks like larsksur to me, but that's probably because I'm a little envious as I struggle to grow this one

Propagators, is it worth it?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:39

I use unheated propagators a lot. I use them to start off seeds indoors and then once up I transfer the whole lot into one of my cold frames/mini greenhouses to get used the outside temps. No good windowsills here, so will start them off outside in propagator

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