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Latest posts by hollie hock

Sprig's Garden

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:37

Looks really good Sprig, all your hard work is certainly paying off, I'm with you on make it up as you go along, I tend to grow and plant stuff that I like and see how they get on

Lily of the Valley

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:33

Think I might leave them be for a while longer and contemplate the same question at a later stage

Planting out Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:18

Hi Fairygirl, it's starting to take shape! We have flowers

Slugs

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:17

I've been using egg shells around my hostas, though haven't really seen any signs of slugs or snails. I tend not use any chemicals but have resorted in the past to a one off light application of the blue nasty chemical ones when things have got really bad just to give the plant a chance to recover. Not ideal but it worked

Lily of the Valley

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:11

Tried in the past to grow this, with zero success. Some time ago I accquired an old metal planter thing and they were in there! Just starting to see the new shoots now.

I still have the same dilemma.......leave them be and enjoy them where they are? Or move and plant out but don't want to kill them. Anyone know whether you can split/divide them?

 

Lupins

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:06

John your Lupins are looking really healthy You should get a lovely show off them this year. 

I've found that it's when the plants are really small the slug and snails do the most damage. I dug up mine last year when I moved and replanted them, they are all doing really well. Lots of green growth no signs of flowers yet and no signs of slug damage.

I have grown them in the past from seed but take cuttings now

Planting out Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:48

Both my autumn and spring sown ones are left outside with no protection unless it belts down with rain. Haven't planted them in their permanent position yet, as I don't know where they are going to go

I like the everlasting types, generally no scent though. Had a pink one in my last place which I cut down one  Autumn and I thought I'd killed it............18 months later up it popped! It grew up a fence and trellis and looked really good. I wouldn't cut them back again though.

I've sown some more everlasting types this year and will use them as a screen somewhere

ps- Lovely logs Chris, looks really good

what are you propagating?

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:41

Sown a few seeds snapdragons poppies and some veg. I did try some autumn sowings of some annuals and they are still alive.

Took some Bowles Mauve cuttings late last Summer I think. Dipped some in hormone rooting powder and some without and just left them. Most of them took, think the ones with rooting powder are probably better plants, but the ones without are doing ok as well. I have been potting them on and they seem to be growing really fast There were some on sale in a garden centre for £8 each! I've still got my original two, not looking their best now, but waiting for my little ones to grow so I can replace them.

I also had a go at taking cutting from some sweet rockets last year. I was replanting the original plant and reducing it's  height and on one of the stems there were loads of offshoots so I cut them off and stuck them in some soil. I think they have taken as there as new green leaves, not roots at the bottom though

 

 

 

gardeners world

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 22:01

I really enjoyed the episode of GW, very pleasant enjoyable half hour of tv watching spent I like Monty and his presenting style and do wish it was on for longer. Will enjoy watching it throughout the season as well as Beechgrove. I'm not 27

Pallets

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 22:14

We picked up some free pallets the other day, currently being worked into a chicken coup

Discussions started by hollie hock

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 20:59

Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 18:12

Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 18:44

Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 15:01

Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Last Post: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 16/03/2016 at 19:02

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 23:19

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48
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