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Latest posts by hollie hock

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 21:47

Hi Matt, think I sowed mine a few weeks ago no sign of them yet, mine are outside as well. I live close to you, be good to see how yours are getting on

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 21:36

Hi Tanty, they are very leggy, probably the result of too much warmth and fading light.

Sweet peas have long long roots so best to plant them in deeper containers. I'm trying my hand at sowing them in the autumn for the first time. I've sown mine in largish  pots and they are in my cold frames at the sign yet.

I'm a sucker for giving any seed that's germinated a chance, I would repot them into deep pots and bury their leggy stems as much as you doesn't matter if you bend the stem to get it in the pot ( just don't snap it). They will do so much better outside.

I have a few home made  coldframes that are like the mini greenhouses but a lot more sturdier, I do all my growing in them.

I do start off seeds indoors on the windowsills but they always need somewhere to grow on. If these ones don't make it, don't give up, like others have said you can try again in the spring

something in the air

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 22:05

I do miss the edit button, never to got to grips with quote option, everytime I used it bar once, it just ended up as nonsense

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 20:57

Great idea, bit too far for me though

Ideas for 2 spare old railyway sleepers

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 20:46

Great to have some good quality wood to make stuff out of, maybe a planter/raised bed


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 20:21

Lucky you KEF


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 20:21

No idea patty, think I've seen  one  ladybird all year A few years ago I was staying with a friend and the bedroom for some reason was full of them, never understood that.

Maybe they in are in someway getting ready for winter? Don't know anything about their lifecyle, but maybe in some way they were getting ready for Winter?

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 20:04

I haven't seen Palisglide for a while or Gold!locks. Followed his advice on taking clemantis cuttings......and it worked. Got some good advice off Bunny as well

Think wintersong popped up a few months ago, her photos were good



Help needed for a novice gardener

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:51

I'd definatley go for some spring bulbs, there's loads on sale now and they are relatively cheap. Some of them provide an early source of nectar for bees and insects,crocus, grape hyacinths, daffs etc  planted now will give you some colour in the spring. The best thing with crocus and grape hyacinths and the like is that over time they multiple and you can add to them as you go



Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:36

Happy birthday fairygirl, hope you've enjoyed your day and happy anniversary chicky

Definately feel a nip in the air this evening, but it has been a glorioius autumn day. Joined an art class a few weeks ago and went today and starting to feel a lot more comfortable there. Great hedge hog stacey, haven't seen one of these for years, the cake or an alive hedgehog

Radio on for the evening, maybe not to every ones taste, but there's some great music out there at the moment. Really impressed with the new artic monkeys album ( not really been a fan before) and like the arcade fire track as well.


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Jacobs Ladder

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Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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