hollie hock

Latest posts by hollie hock

Bowles Mauve

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 13:07

Like it LesleyK, I have plenty of them. Like a sort of sleeve?

Bowles Mauve

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 12:44

Hi Verdun, thanks, looks like  that will be a job for this afternoon, just got to find some plastic bags!

runner beans

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 12:31

Good result

Bowles Mauve

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 12:28

One of my Bowles Mauve, is very bushy and as yet doesn't have any flowering stems. Looks like it would be very propagation material, I seem to remember doing this later this year and maybe used a plastic bag over them.

The cuttings will live in a plastic greenhouse which is doing it's job well, but can get a lot of condensation. Is giving the bags a miss a good idea?


five plants id friend or foes?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 10:08

The 2nd one is creeping buttercup, very invasive weed, I'd get rid of that.

Hollyhock seedlings stopped growing

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 20:10

Sorry LenaN, just seen your reply. Yes I would have thought it would be ok, it might start growing faster. It is small so a sheltered spot away from the worst of the rain and wind until it gets bigger and stronger. Just watch out for slugs and snails

Excess Plants

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:52

Maybe a local conservation/wildlife charity. Might be worth contacting local hospitals or charities

Hollyhock seedlings stopped growing

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 21:26

Your seedlings will do better outdoors now, more light as the days are longer. Hollyhocks are hardy plants so can cope. Just harden them off by taking them outside in the day for a couple of days and then leave them out.


Any one planted out their runners?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 20:54

Runners have been planted, will keep an eye on the temps


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 09:49

Lupin has a serious wooly aphid problem, first time I've ever seen them, no missing them though! Not holding out much for the poor plant

Discussions started by hollie hock

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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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

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Sweet Rocket

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

Move it now?

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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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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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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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