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Latest posts by hollie hock

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 18:31

I grew them last year Flower bird and they really did grow into big plants.....about 5ft. Just a shame that the Summer was so poor as they would have done even better, as soon as they got into their own Autumn arrived. I will stake mine this year as some of them got battered by all that rain and wind

Rented property - new to gardening

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 18:13

Interesting space William, I think you have the right idea building on what is already there re the Yukkas. Sorry can't help with id of the plants. MIght be worth investing is some terracotta pots to increase your growing space. I think it has the potential to look stunning.

Paper pots versus what?

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:53

I sow into seed compost into a Wilkos propagator which has the hard tray for the  bottom and the thick plastic lid with the vents. Think they cost £2.75 and one of the best things I've ever bought. Recently I discovered the narrow seed trays which means I can fit 5 of them into one seed tray, so I can grow different stuff at the same time.Also means I don't have one whole tray full of the same plants.

I prick out when they have the first true set of leaves, this year I've done this slighltly earlier with some as they were a bit leggy into small pots and then pot again when they get bigger.

February in Your Garden

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:39

After a few hours of faffing about with a new phone, finally worked out how to get them onto laptop............not the most straight forward way I'm sure,

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but it worked

 

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 The new addition to the coldframes

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 The beds were cleared recently of all the dead stuff, lots of space to put lovely new plants

Carnation/Pinks

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 15:33

Hi Bunny, I grew some from seeds a couple of years ago, took a while to get going though. Mine look a bit untidy as they are in large pot and whilst I don't mind that effect,I probably wont grow them again from seed. Cuttings would be a quicker option.

Small Wildlife pond

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 14:53

Looking good Erica. I had toads appear in mine no idea where they came from

Lupin Seeds

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 12:21

I like white flowers as well Bunny, so maybe a small purchase might be in order

Lupin Seeds

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 12:18

Thanks Discodave, I'm a huge fan of them as well. I have found that here the slugs/snails seem to go for them when the first smaller leaves are through and then they tend to leave them alone, or it could be that I don't notice as the plants are then bigger so aren't so affected by them. Both the ones in the pictures are now sprouting well and don't appear to have been nibbled..........yet. I have another large pink one in another bed which is still dormant

Lupin Seeds

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 12:07

Thanks Bunny, will have a look

I have seen the dwarf ones about, might try one out but I do like the big specimens, fills a large space. Have you found them to be more slug resistant or do you prefer them just because they are smaller and maybe more compact?

 

 

Lupin Seeds

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 11:43

Will definately give the lupin cuttings a go this year Bunny as well as taking cuttings off the lovely Bowles mauve wallflowers that I got as small cheap plants but have grown into lovely shrubs and still flowering. Although they are growing I think it's too early (even for me) to take cuttings now.

The purple one had some lovely off shoots last year which I gave to a non gardening friend, regret that now as I think she might have killed it.

I'm on the look out for a white variety, did get some tiny ones last year but they soon disappeared and i'm not hopefull they will come back this year.

I do like them flowering rose and so do the bees, glad yours are doing well and the slugs haven't found them.

Clicked on your link Gardengirl, they look stunning

Discussions started by hollie hock

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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Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 23:15

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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Last Post: 20/06/2013 at 18:20
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