hollie hock


Latest posts by hollie hock

Frost?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:02

No way, it's too early! Have to say I noticed loads of blackberries in the hedges today. I'm ever an optimist, I'm planning for an Indian Summer

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 22:01

Hello

Good day had, just pottering about. Planted most of my late sowings of Beetroot,did some cuttings and generally a nice day. It was windy but the sun was out. Seeing the change of sun level in my garden, come to the conclusion that the sun shines on it 6 months of the year!

I'm a relatively late driver, past about 5 years ago. and still probably what a lot of people would say anxious. Hats off to you for going out with a family member. After a few lessons with my ex hubby he said he would never go out with me again...........and he didn't.

 

Tiny garden plot

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:35

Well done Tracey, sounds like you've been busy. Can I ask when you say wire mesh and cheap stakes, do you mean that you've enclosed the area?

The compost heap sounds great, I have a very lackluster approach to compost making.

New garden

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:18

Thanks both   I love living here and it's such a pleasure to be outside.

Mind you the weeds are pretty impressive! I have pulled out so much speedwell, that's a plant that grows and grows!

The veg plot has been a such a lovely surprise and adventure. I thought I was a flower girl but there is something about picking your own food. Love my chickens too, I'm getting 3 eggs a day from some happy hens

New garden

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 20:40

Hello everyone

Thought I'd post some pics taken a couple of days ago. The main bit of the garden has been more of a Spring/Early Summer show that maybe what I first thought.

It's a North Western facing garden on a hill so have learnt since that I've been here that it doesn't get much sun. In fact the sun is slowly but surely moving off the garden. Will be thinking of that when I plant for next year.

The Spring bank is now full.......unfortunatley of very tall willow herb of some sort! Luckily it has very shallow roots but will have to be pulled up at some point.

This flower patch was were the chicken were

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57024.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 

Very lucky to be able to use extra land. Here's the veg patch

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57025.jpg?width=246&height=350&mode=max

 With added flowers

The second patch, I promise there is some veg growing amongst the weeds

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57026.jpg?width=246&height=350&mode=max

 Chickens in their new home and extension in the making

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57027.jpg?width=246&height=350&mode=max

 

My greenhouse

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57028.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 The greenhouse walk, mines the one at the top.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57029.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 

 

I've cleaned out my greenhouse

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:22

Well done nut!  Especially on cleaning the windows! That's impressive.

I'd say go for it with the cuttings especially as you've prepared the space.........never heard of rue & persicaria though.

I have a couple of pots of extremely neglected dianthus that are still with me and still try and flower and I was thinking of having a go at cuttings

Cucumber

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 22:18

Thanks scroggin, think I'm going to pick it tomorrow and see what it's like

Couple of Ids please

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:13

I'd love some, thank you very much

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:07

It is chicky had the chickens on this bit for a while, they've since been moved over to the veg patch as I thought they might become a bit smelly so close to the house. It was for the best.................they do smell.

Such a great success with your sowings, it's amazing how sowing seeds can lead to such beautiful plants. It never ceases to amaze me.

I take it the rustic dwarves are the darker ones? I thought they were the cappachino types when I looked.  I grew some ruddies in my old place, a couple of them have travelled with me and have flowered.  I've sown a few of the old seed in the greenhouse, nothing yet but you never know. Will have a go in  Feb as well

That's a very pretty bedding plant. Don't have deer thankfully, sounds like they eat anything.

ID please

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:17

Is it a Japanese Anemone? Looks a bit similar

Discussions started by hollie hock

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 21:46

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: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

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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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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