London (change)
Today 13°C / 9°C
Tomorrow °C / °C

hollie hock


Latest posts by hollie hock

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:12

Thanks nut, the plant I'm describing is the Lychinis flos-cuculi, it was a white type, so interested in what colour flowers the offsprings will produce. I have just sown the Maltese Cross type as well Didn't realise they belonged to the same family.

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 21:37

Think you are right Bob, don't know the variety of mine, it was a white one, got from a local market for £1.50. It grew to about a metre tall. Like you I planted it in a paritally shaded bed in clay soil. The others that grew from seed I've planted in a more sunny spot. I would like a 3ft variety

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 21:14

I only had one plant last year and that definately did not need staking, it wasn't that tall.

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 21:12

When I sowed the seeds off the plant last Summer, I think they were very quick to germinate in the coldframe, maybe a couple of weeks. The plants that I have grown from seeds are short stocky rosette in shape, I'm expecting the longer stems to grow up into flowers later in the year.

 

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 19:25

I collected seeds from this plant last year maybe mid Summer, late june, early july when the pods were nice and dry and sowed straight away. I had a really good germination rates and have many 2nd generation plants already in the garden. I also swopped some of these seeds with another member earlier this year and they have germinated as well.

Maybe have a go at sowing some now indoors, keeping some back for a later sowing outdoors. Hope that helps......a bit

 

 

experiences with free offers of plants

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 18:18

I got the 36 perenial order from T&M last year, after I got over the shock of how tiny they were and a lot of growing on, I guess the price was adequate....but don't think I would do the same again. Think I could have got the same results from growing from seed. I also got the snowdrops in the green last year from them as well, didn't think the bulbs looked that great. Looked at the offer this year and now dispatch isn't until Sept, doesn't sound in the green to me.

Is this spring worse than last year's?

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 21:10

Definately worse than last year. Last Winter and Spring were very mild, no wonder my seeds did well. I have done some sowing earlier this year  but won't be doing any more for the next couple of weeks I think, which is very disappointing as then that takes us into April.

grass plant seeds

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 21:04

They are looking good to me Christopher, not ever grown grasses from seed but have seen the blue type in gardens I have visited and always liked them. Were they easy to germinate?

A further question, do grasses attract pollinators or other wildlife?

 

MOB rants

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 20:38

Not a teacher but in my world you can't have a floor outside a pub. A floor is a floor and that is something inside a building.

SEEDS

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 19:32

I'm trying the verbena for the first time this year and so far I've found them a bit a tricky, I've chilled them, not chilled them, put them inside and out but no luck.

Don't let that put you off though, others have had  better success with them than me. If I don't get anything soon, I will start again with some new seeds, they are lovely plants and I want some

I would have a quick look on the commercial sites like suttons or fothergills and see what they advise. Sweet peas I would just sow them into to some good compost. Might be worth sowing them in slightly deeper pots as they do grow deep root systems.

Discussions started by hollie hock

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
Replies: 9    Views: 479
Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
Replies: 8    Views: 267
Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
Replies: 8    Views: 334
Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
Replies: 32    Views: 1011
Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
Replies: 8    Views: 405
Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
Replies: 18    Views: 1405
Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
Replies: 55    Views: 1918
Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
Replies: 74    Views: 3872
Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09

Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
Replies: 16    Views: 687
Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
Replies: 12    Views: 648
Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34

Budelia

quick question 
Replies: 4    Views: 659
Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 10:56

Caterpillars

What are these? 
Replies: 5    Views: 602
Last Post: 14/09/2013 at 21:28

Website

Site really slow 
Replies: 7    Views: 594
Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 16:30

What are these

Latest bargains 
Replies: 7    Views: 558
Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 23:15

Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
Replies: 7    Views: 524
Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 17:27
1 to 15 of 48 threads