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Latest posts by hollie hock

Relocating my plants

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 11:50

Plants are surprisingly tough, I've moved a lot in the last few years. If you can pot them up than so much the better. I know how you feel about leaving a garden but there's lots of fun starting again. All your past knowledge means that you can do it again

I try and see moving house as a new chapter in my life, but it's tough when you don't want to

If you want to take them, I would cut the honeysuckle right down and pot it up if you can. I've still got my clematis from 2 gardens ago.   A lot my plants survived just left in recyling bags. There's a couple of other things here from my first garden in one shape or the other, I like the fact that they have moved with me

Hope the move goes well for you and you settle in quickly to your new home

Starting a flower or gardening business online

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 20:59

Another avenue for selling plants are offices. I made up plant boxes for customers who didn't really want to grow things just plant and enjoy.

I mixed perennials, biennuals and annuals all ready to be planted out. All of these were grown from seed,most of which I collected myself. I try and grow all my plants with insects in mind and I don't use any chemicals.So I am bee friendly, good products and inexpensive.  I've had a lot of compliments and I know people have been pleased with them. I've got some orders already for next year

A successful market stall I know charges a flat rate of £1.50 for perennials and has a good range of plants throughout the year. Not an easy game but it is possible

Autumn colour

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 11:51

Some lovely plants you have there Dove, the silver fern is very nice

Who still has bees?

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 11:49

Bees are still loving the Cosmos, what a sweet flower the bee orchids are

Overview of the summer season- How has your's been?

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 11:48

 Runners- rubbish, Courgettes rubbish, sweet corn rubbish

Beetroots did well. Definately a good year for Rudebekias and Cosmos, the latter being late flowering but looking lovely now

Foxgloves

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 11:44

I would give them ago, they are really tough. Just try and prevent the slugs and snails getting to them when they are small

Starting a flower or gardening business online

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 11:42

I've not sold plants online but I have in a local market. Prices have to be competative in this market place but still made a bit of cash and got rid of my surplus this way

Getting more wildlife into garden

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 19:01

Thanks Fairy, that does sound straight forward enough. OH thinks he got a jigsaw some where

Getting more wildlife into garden

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 18:26

Ha Has Dicemanc, I was imagining the same with those ramps I've had a hedgehog in the garden this year, the first one I've seen for years. Thanks treehugger you've inspired me to create some more gaps.

How is easy is it to cut a hole in fencing panels?

Next doors garden is full of brambles and bid weed a really good habitat for them I would think.

Identification and help to remove please

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 17:51

I would expect that you would have to do many repeat doses of weedkiller on these brambles. I don't really know the best way of getting rid, someone here will though

Discussions started by hollie hock

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

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

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
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