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Latest posts by hollie hock

purple loosestrife and ragged robin

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 20:21

Hi Peter, I got a ragged robin plant last year and it seemed to do ok in a heavy clay soil which is in partial shade so doesn't really dry out. I collected the seeds and have some more new plants planted in different parts of  the garden.Not sure how they are going to perform though.

Seed Sowing

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 18:31

Looking good Matt Have reminded me re the nasturtians, got plans to sow some some stuff this weekend

had your final frost yet - taking a gamble?

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 18:13

Don't know anything about seeding a lawn sorry, but do think we are all might get some more frosts this year

Seeds are up

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 21:27

My early sowings seemed on the whole to  have  pulled  though  and some annuals sown outside in the frames have germinated.

Corn cockle seeds off the swop, have germinated and looking very strong

 

How long before I furtle in my seeds???

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 20:44

arjak, seedling angst Brillilant. When I sow the seeds I do write the date on the label..............but have never thought about writing the expected germaination date on there as well

Red, I don't have a greenhouse, have you thought about using coldframes? Mine are basically sturdy, mini greenhouses.

To water, or not to water

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 20:03

 Hi Loz, I water from the bottom too, I see the compost change colour and then I sow on top of this and gently pat down the seeds so the water is absorbed in the top layer if that makes sense.

Where are you keeping the seed trays?

First new year resolution for 2014

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 19:32

Can't resist packets of seed, all the better when they are discounted at the end of the season. Also a sucker for the "sad" corner of places like B&Q etc, always have a look and see if any can be saved. LIke Muddy Paws says it would be rude not to

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 22:55

Bunny, how lovely

How long before I furtle in my seeds???

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 22:25

I'd give the sweetpeas a bit longer, I have found with sweetpeas if the conditions are right they will mostly germinate. Not grown the others This is my first year of growing veg.

Growing from seed is brilliant

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 22:08

Jess, music to my ears

Discussions started by hollie hock

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 23:11

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09

Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34

Budelia

quick question 
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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 10:56

Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Last Post: 14/09/2013 at 21:28

Website

Site really slow 
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Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 16:30

What are these

Latest bargains 
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Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 23:15

Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 17:27

Seedling Id

What is this? 
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Last Post: 20/06/2013 at 18:20
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