hollie hock

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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 12:48

Ah cheers Chicky. I am blessed with a very capable under gardener who just makes stuff and digs flower beds for me. He's great at designing a garden, this is our 3rd garden together in about 4 years. This one is quite full already.

I love your deep bed, I'm sure the lawn bit is going to be a little less next year. I'm sure you grow some pretty blue starry like flowers that I've admired before?

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 10:12

Thanks Chicky, just had look back and I can see them in March Very chilly pics Fairy, no frost as yet here

Started this garden from scratch this year. 1st pic is Mid March, others are in July. Still amazing how many flowers you can get from a few packets of seeds






Plants think it's Spring

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 09:08

I've never seen one of these before, looks beautiful

Stanley has a mate!!

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 18:23

They are lovely pieces. I would move them, don't take the risk and yes I think the fawns might have a new home already

Talkback: Clearing out the cold frame

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 18:04

Home made cold frames are they best, can save you a fortune

Strictly is back!

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 20:15

Me too , shame Anita won't be in the final

Daffodils are sprouting too early!

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 11:45

Not ever seen Daffs in December Posy! A lot of mine have popping up through the soil, a peek at things to come.

Just been out now and notice that some anemone bulbs have sprouted and grown in their packet, obviously forgotten and left outside for a while

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 11:42

Good pictures Chicky, I enjoyed looking at the year gone by. Still amazes me how things change over the year. I like the large white blooms at the back.

When/where to sow

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 11:17

Although it's tempting I'd leave off sowing at this time of year particulary if you are thinking of starting things off indoors. There's not enough light and yes one packet of seeds can produce a lot of plants!

I would imagine those packets that say sow now or in Jan mean indoor sowing or heated greenhouse. A few years ago I had great success with snapdragons sown in Jan/Feb started indoors and then moved out side. I think the secret of their success was that the winter that year was so mild with plenty of sunshine.

I have a few coldframes or sturdy plastic greenhouses which are great for protecting small plants against the worst of the weather.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 10:38

Enjoyed the show last night, great dances. Think Katie should be the one to go tonight

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