London (change)
Today 19°C / 10°C
Tomorrow 14°C / 9°C

hollie hock


Latest posts by hollie hock

Buddleia

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 20:19

Sounds good I have the dark knight and a pale pink one too.  Looking forward to seeing them grow into useful screens for me and food for the butterflies.

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 20:12

Some great pictures here. As well as continuing with flowers grown from seed, will be focusing more on biennials and perennials, I have a tiny plot to grow a few veggies in. This will be a first for me.

Lovely plants and design Gardening Grandma

 

Buddleia

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 18:58

Hi bunny, I was given some rooted cuttings end of last summer. Kept them in pots for a while outside but put them in the ground in the Autumn. They have survived the snow and look like they are starting to grow. They are tough.

Do you know where they are going to go?

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 22:31

Sweet peas are known for their deep root systems, if you cut back to the nearest shoots, you will get bushier plants in the long run. Sweet peas have a vrey long window of sowing.



Seeds are up

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 22:02

Mine were looking leggy as well, I've moved them into the coldframes to harden them offf before I prick them out. I would say they need some protection in a coldframe or sheltered spot.

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 20:21

In the past my sweet pea seedlings germinated really well outside in early winter but like other people here they got munched, turned out to be slugs! I've started some indoors but I'll move them outside as soon as they germinate and be extra vigiliant.

cairnsie- I would probably wait a bit before you just bin them. Have you gently tapped them out and had a look at the root system?  If I'm in any doubt,about any plant, I always have a look at the plants roots. If I think they are good and healthy then  I tend not to chuck away. My advice would be put them outside, and maybe cut some of them back a bit to establish a more bushy growth further down the stems. 

They are live plants that you grew from seed, even if I get one or two plants from sown seed then a job well done as far as I'm concerned

You can always sow in March as well

 

Seeds

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 19:45

Definately give them a go bunny, I'm sure they will be fine and you'll get some plants out of them

Seeds are up

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 19:38

Hi galest, interesting hearing your experience of larkspurs. I've heard that they can self seed a lot, be good if they adopt that habit here. Did a couple of sowings of them last year for the first time.Got 2 plants the first sowing, and the later sowing I've over wintered in the frames and they are healthy ready for this year. I'll sow again this year  fresh off the plant.

All the seeds sown in  the beginning of Jan are now in the coldframe, wallflowers, white snapdragons,aubrettias and forget me nots.

Have new propagator shelving installed in kitchen windowsill, so have sowed lots of different rudebekias, echinaceas, white lobelia, sweetpeas and cosmos.Also sowed some angel wings and some statice, new to me.

First out of the soil were the cosmos seeds. Glad to hear that everyones  seeds are doing well

 

Seed swap

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 18:08

Thanks for the offer the Gardengirl, so far so good with the Hebe cuttings

feeding the otter!

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 22:03

Wildlife pond, that's what I would do

Discussions started by hollie hock

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
Replies: 8    Views: 166
Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
Replies: 18    Views: 915
Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
Replies: 38    Views: 880
Last Post: 12/04/2014 at 21:59

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
Replies: 74    Views: 3035
Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09

Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
Replies: 16    Views: 462
Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
Replies: 12    Views: 420
Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34

Budelia

quick question 
Replies: 4    Views: 346
Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 10:56

Caterpillars

What are these? 
Replies: 5    Views: 366
Last Post: 14/09/2013 at 21:28

Website

Site really slow 
Replies: 7    Views: 353
Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 16:30

What are these

Latest bargains 
Replies: 7    Views: 356
Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 23:15

Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
Replies: 7    Views: 313
Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 17:27

Seedling Id

What is this? 
Replies: 8    Views: 386
Last Post: 20/06/2013 at 18:20

Plant Id please

Blue/Green leaves and flowers 
Replies: 14    Views: 369
Last Post: 10/06/2013 at 20:58

Foxgloves

Anybody got them in flower? 
Replies: 16    Views: 514
Last Post: 06/06/2013 at 22:31

My posts

Not working 
Replies: 9    Views: 336
Last Post: 29/05/2013 at 18:15
1 to 15 of 44 threads