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Latest posts by hollie hock

Too cold to relocate perennials?

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 22:40

The little Lupins and Aquilegia look none the worse despite the snow and hard frosts. The crocus are still trying, if the sun shone for a day I might get to see them open

Echinecias

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 22:35

Seen some growth on 2 of the Echinecias,  just popping through. Very pleased. Got 4 seedlings that have germinated this year. 

Are they bushy in habit, or does one stem have one flower head?

 

Design program

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 22:37

Who cares about the stylus? Harsh yes, but as others have said pen and paper does the same job or you can just do it you head and see what happens.

I can't even grow from seed!!!!!!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 22:16

I've never used any vermiculite in any of my seed sowings £8 on something that is not needed. I use some good fine compost in a propagator (Wilkos) and that's it.

What Is Going On With Site??

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 19:25

my recent posts/threads still not working either

frerfox

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 22:47

I use firefox at home and prefer it to internet explorer. I like the free add ons

Not heard of Regworks before now, seems like it's some sort of   registry cleaning software that comes automatically with the machine.  When I googled it it would seem that most people want to get rid off it. If it were me I wouldn't update it. I think  a registry clean up is basically clearing old unwanted files that you accumalate when you use the internet. Firefox has an option to do this every time you close it.

I am in no way an expert but there is loads of free anti virus programmes out there. I've been using avast for years and had no problems. Hope that helps

Aldi garden stuff

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 21:30

Hi Zoomer, I don't class it at cheating just adding to your stock. I do grow  violas & lobelia from seed but at that price........... I just have more

Aldi garden stuff

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 21:22

Picked up trays of 10 mixed violas and lobelias £1.29 a tray. Healthy looking plants

I can't even grow from seed!!!!!!!

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 21:02

Hi kimlien, not ever heard of the jiffy 7 pots before, but on having a quick look at them I can imagine it might be hard to keep control of the moisture levels.I used some similar( I think)  biodegradable pots for some lobelia seedlings, can't say that I was that impressed. Sometimes they seemed really dry and others too wet. Slugs laid their eggs in them, so won't be using them again.

As for labelling, another poster suggested if you have loads of the same seedlings going, colour code it with a piece of coloured straw. I thought this was good idea as it saves labelling every pot.

I would follow the advice on the seed packets re light. For a lot of seeds the advice is generally the same ie sow about 1/2 " and then cover with fine compost. There are some though that are different.

 

Seed swap

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 22:15

Good idea, the ground here is slowly defrosting after the snow, which I hope is the last. When the weather warms up a bit, willl open up the coldframes and have a look and see what I've got going from the seed  swop and take some pics

Discussions started by hollie hock

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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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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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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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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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 17:27

Seedling Id

What is this? 
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