hollie hock

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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

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

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 19:45

I don't think any topic should be taboo including confronting a member who started a thread with the intention of causing trouble.

It's called flame batting and in contributing to this thread we are flamming or flammers.


I like this forum too which I guess is why I am posting this. Generally I'm pretty good and letting stuff pass by me, after all the reason why we are all here and have in common is we love gardening. On this occassion I thought that what was posted couldn't be left unchallenged

I know that is not going to be my most appreciated post. But even if you have an opposing view, think mine is wrong. It's worth having a look at this especially if you use a lot of forums.

I would hope that nasty pms were reported and would expect that the Mods would  suspend their accounts and feedback to that person who was on the recieving end.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 13:57

Still no gardening, still raining

snap dragons,

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 13:25

One year I sowed snapdragons indoors around this time and like you most came up. That year the Winter was mild so I potted them on and kept them in closed coldframes. They did really well. It was the year of the snap dragon!

The main challenge you have is space and light. If the weather turns cold and they don't make it you can always sow some more a bit later on


Can I plant these out now?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 09:45

Always worth potting things on to get bigger before planting out. Although have some foxgloves and jacobs ladder in pots which I plan to plant out when it stops raining.


Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 16:32

Have loads in various tins, need to have a sort out

Growing flowers

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 21:47

I can see a couple of bulbs coming through and the strawberry plant in the corner. The rest looks like weeds.

cuttings,coming along nicely

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 17:46

I'm very pleased with my cuttings taken last year, it's been so mild they haven't stopped growing

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