hollie hock

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Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 15:06

I'm so sorry to hear of what's happened, if I think of anything to help with let you know


Posted: 22/09/2015 at 14:59

That's a great project, will look forward to some pictures. They look like really good ones, haven't been pallet and skip hunting for ages.


Posted: 22/09/2015 at 14:14

Whoa Gardengirl, that's a load of lovely pallets Are you going to make a shed out of them? Hope your allotment is going from strength to strength

Great find Lou, I'm hoping for a pallet compost heap this year


Posted: 22/09/2015 at 12:39

Post your pictures regardless of princes Pippin5 Best of luck with your plans, there's a space here which we are thinking of doing the same.

My partner dug a small pond earlier this year, May?? Yesterday he saw our first toad.

Only started this garden in March so have been focusing on growing plants for insects this year, with the hope that smaller organisms will bring in large ones.

Have seen a hedgehog and now a toad. In the evenings lately, we've seen bats about as well.

Old compost sack, or thick heavy duty black bags? Enjoy yourself

Moving shrubs and perennials

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 10:37

I would agree, you can move things now. The soil is still warm, just water in everything. Plants are amazingly tolerant. When I've moved home, I've dug up stuff chucked it in recycling bags and then planted out again after a few months, most have made it through. Get as much of the rootball as you can, often the plant doesn't even notice that it has been moved

It's your garden have fun and enjoy it

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 10:31

Got out in the garden yesterday, pulled up some annuals and planted out some bee balm grown from seed this year. It's great to see some gaps appearing and seeing some plants that I've forgotten all about.

OH saw a toad yesterday in the flower beds, great!


Saving money by sowing seed

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 11:33

I started growing from seed when I got my first garden. Love it and totally addictive. I do most of my sowing Spring to late Summer. I grow for the insects, so am trying to get a long flowering peroid and something of interest to them all through the year

I've sown hardy annuals at this time of year in the past but would go for the more bushier types of these as I've found things like corncockles and cornflowers get a bit leggy. I'm more into the biennials and perennials now, propagation has taught me a lot of patience.

You could sow some biennials now like Honesty, Sweet Rocket and Forget me nots, easy to germinate outside and grow on

Once you get into it, it's relatively easy and you get loads of plants! Can be a bit hit and miss as so much of it depends on the weather, but don't let that put you off.Be a shame if your greenhouse was empty all Winter.

greenhouse vs coldframe

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 10:40

Hi Korno, my partner makes these for me. I've moved around a bit so that one has long gone.He just uses pallets, scraps of wood and some thick polythene as a cover. I still use them a lot.

I have had a greenhouse in my past house so can definatley vouch for them as it's great to be able to go in there when the weathers bad.

I bought a plastic greenhouse this year, so far so good. It cost £40 from Wilkos so even if it lasts for one season, it's done well. There's a great pallet thread on here somewhere started by Gardengirl which would give you plenty of ideas on recyling projects

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 08:01

Thanks nut, I've sent you a PM

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 21:48

Thank you nut and granma but honestly I can wait, if they are all packed up and ready to go

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