hollie hock

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Intl. Garden Photographer of the Year Competition Winners.

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 09:22

That's a wonderful photo, the lupins look beautiful

wrong time of year

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 09:20

I didn't do much/any Autumn sowing, with the mild winter I wish I had. Hardy annuals can be sowed this way too

Best flower seed website

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 09:12

I like seedaholic, have had good germination with all the seeds I've bought form them. The packaging is good, tells you all you need to know about the plant

Shrubs & Flowers for large North facing garden

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 12:42

I don't really have any idea about shrubs. Some low light, shady plants could include hostas, pulmonarias, cowslips, primoses, ferns, foxgloves, honesty, cyclamen. My last garden had shade for about half the year and I had some luck with sweet williams and shanta daisies

Proposal on the local gardening show!

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 12:37

Congratulations Tootles and what a way to propose. May you have years of happiness together

Which subjects............

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 20:28

David K you reply wasn't there when I posted. People will make up their own minds about things and don't have to agree with mine. If you feel so strongly about what I have been saying then you can report this thread to the moderators

Which subjects............

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 20:19

I'm not young Tetley as I wish I was.  I'm middle aged with a frozen shoulder and creaking joints I'm well on my way to being a wrinkly

Gardening sounds like bliss Dove. I saw a lovely pic of some iris on here tonight. Suppose the good thing about the mild temps is that we get to see our flowers earlier

My first snowdrop :-)

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 18:25

Oh wow they are lovely! Got round to planting some of these so looking forward to see them.

What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 18:18

Not sure yet what I'm going to sow. Even though I been here for only a year now, garden is seems quite full.

Lyn you've got loads but not at all ridiculous. I've got several tins and catfood boxes stuffed with seeds. Time for a sort out. I've not bought any new seeds until I have a look at what I've got

That's great yviestevie about your seedlings. Think it's a shame I didn't sow more stuff in Autumn given the mild the weather we are having

Which subjects............

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 18:02

Hi Tetley, for me this is a different than not liking what was being said or the topic. I like to think of myself as an easy going person with a good bit of kindness too

My only point is Verduns compassion for refugees thread was delibratley started with the sole aim of causing of trouble which of course it has, others have said the same thing.  Am I just to keep on ignoring it? I don't want to see delibrate troubling making here.

It's not for me to convince you or anyone what I say is true but if you use forums you will come across this behaviour. I say it's worth finding out about it because trolling etc can really do a lot of emotional harm and it pays to be informed.

It's about keeping safe on the internet. It can also do a lot of damage to the website's integrity.

If anyone is interested another good read is Tactical Trolling, very manipulative and clever behaviour but over time patterns emerge.

I have an excellent article found on another forum which describes this perfectly, if anyone would like to read it  I can send it by PM

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

What's the chances of it growing back? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2016 at 09:52

Mother in law tongue

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Last Post: 31/07/2016 at 20:58


What type, must have scent? 
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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 14:02

Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 18:01

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 20:59

Move it now?

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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 18:12

Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 18:44

Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 15:01


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Last Post: 20/09/2016 at 21:00

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 08/06/2016 at 08:29

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 23:19

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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