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Latest posts by hollie hock

Sheltering from the rain!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 18:06

Very sweet


Posted: 23/08/2015 at 18:02

Nice to hear that there are many sightings of the hogs in the gardens. Haven't see mine for while but I haven't really been looking out for him.

Haven't left any food out for a while either as the cats have decided that they only like fish meat Would their dried food be ok if it was meat based?

Fabulous garden NorthenLass and what a fantastic hog set up madpenguin. Lovely

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 17:54

Thanks jo

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 10:15

Hi Jo, I've just sent you a pm re Oriental scarlet and black type.

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


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.



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

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


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


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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