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Latest posts by hollie hock

Seeds are up

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 19:13

Sowed some Echinecias weeks ago inside, I thought only 2 had germinated, another 1 popped up today. I find these plants a bit tricky, but will leave alone to see if more will germinate.

Seedlings and 'true leaves'

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 18:29

Was the soil too wet? That's usually the major factor when seedlings collaspe. My first sowings of snapdragons failed completely in Jan due to having no heat and damp soil.

red hot pokers

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 22:27

All my 3 are looking good and seem to be surviving the prolongued cold temps. Leaves are green and healthy, think all 3 are going to flower this year

Making new beds from lawn

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 22:01

Hello Kate,all i can say it that I dug up a lot of the lawn for beds last year and I did very little in improving the soil at that point and my plants did really well.

I wouldn't spray any areas, there maybe some good things growing as well. I do use weedkilller, i tend to paint it on selective invastive  weeds later in the year. I think these chemicals can have a longer term effect in the soil which affect the plants.

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 21:27

A wildlife pond with steel reinforcing re-bar mesh grid doesn't sound or look  very wildlife friendly to me. Leadfarmer you of course must do what is right for you, but I don't think you can call this a wildlife pond.

Gardening in the dark....

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 21:10

Love the question, I've been reading my gardeners world magazine, which is always a pleasure when it drops through my door. I do a bit online window shopping/research about what plants that I'm interested in. I have a little look around charity shops for any books, got the Geoff Hamilton Cottage Garden for £2. Doesn't quite qualify for when its dark but maybe....... seeing as it's too wet and cold to spend time in the garden.  I also enjoy this forum.

Weekend 22 March

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:38

Not much gardening activity will be going on here, it's very cold and very wet. I'm pleased the coldframes had a new thicker plastic sheeting put on, should keep all the seedlings nice and warm.

Given up hope that I will see my crocus flower to their full potential.....always next year

Greenhouse

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:15

I see quite a few on freecycle and local ads that buyer/collector have to  disassemble

sweet pea framework

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:10

Think you can use anything as long as the tendrils have something to cling to as the plant grows, sunshine allowing, it will cling on to itself. I've used hazel branches tied together as a wigwam, wire, trellis and other plants

Hosta's

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 19:36

Not ever grown hostas or ever been a fan of them before but picked up a clump locally off freecycle a few weeks back, one bit has gone into a pot and the other into the ground. The one in the pot is sprouting, I think the lady said that they were varigated leaves and had purple flowers. i'm looking forward to seeing what they look like when they flower

Discussions started by hollie hock

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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New garden

Some pictures 
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Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Can't see them 
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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Budelia

quick question 
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Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Website

Site really slow 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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Seedling Id

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

Plant Id please

Blue/Green leaves and flowers 
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Last Post: 10/06/2013 at 20:58

Foxgloves

Anybody got them in flower? 
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My posts

Not working 
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