hollie hock


Latest posts by hollie hock

non-flowering clematis

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 10:10

My jackamini one is only starting to produce blooms now ,think I nearly killed it by pinching it out, oops. Wont do that again

sowing seeds beginner

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 21:13

I love growing from seed, it's very addictive. You might get away with sowing some biennuals, like Honesty or sweet rocket, foxgloves, forget me nots.

Some people sow annuals in the Autumn, things like sweat peas, calendula, cornflowers.

All of these are hardy plants so don't need any protection in the Winter. I noticed yesterday that the Spring bulbs are now in the shops, always worth planting.

Hope you love seed sowing as much as I do but don't sow too many as you will run out of room

 

Hardy Geranium - Propogation

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 09:00

I've divided plants by using a spade, just plant or pot up the smaller pieces

Yipee!

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 08:57

Looking good

Talkback: Growing Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 09:53

I've grown these from seed and they took an age to germinate. Think I did mine in about Feb. I remember moving them from inside, to outside, in the fridge and then back outside. I was going to dump them and then up they came.

Hi Fairy, your cuttings are now flowering beautifully at over 5 foot I think. I had visions of them in between some tall cosomos, but this is somewhat stunted this year. So the Verbs are towering above them, like a sort of flower electricity pylon, I love them

They survived a house move and most of the Winter in the back of a landrover! I remember you said they were from cuttings, still haven't tried it myself.

jo47, taking cuttings is the best sort of gardening. Been doing a little more of these this year. I've got some penstemons and wall flowers, next on the list will be Bee balm and some Verb B.

 

aubergines

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 08:15

Very poor here granma. Like you I've had a few flowers but I think there's one fruit starting now. I've not grown them before had the plant given to me.

They look really good KEF and a good crop

Honesty

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 21:38

One of my old plants is being chomped by them. Another favourite is sweet rocket.

I don't know if you seeds are ready Yviestevie,I seem to remember they take ages to brown. I've had really good results at sowing in small cubes and potting up and then out in the garden.

 

 

 

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 10:31

I've only just read this thread as I thought it was about gardening gloves and sweaty hands and I don't have either

 

 

Erysimum Bowles Mauve

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 21:39

It's a bargain Jo, you can always have this plant now

Butterflies

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 21:37

Very thin on the ground here as well

Discussions started by hollie hock

Pulmonaria

Should I give up on them? 
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Cut down Clematis by mistake

What's the chances of it growing back? 
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Mother in law tongue

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Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Natural predators

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Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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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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Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Last Post: 20/09/2016 at 21:00

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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