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Latest posts by hollie hock

I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 21:10

Seen a couple Zoomer in the garden,they really do jump! Don't think I've seem or heard them since I was a child

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 21:00

Sounds like things are going great Zoomer and your plot is really productive already. Your new one sounds fab with all the added extras So much potential, you must be very pleased

Hi Gardengirl, I've got a veg plot for the first time this year and I love it.

I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 20:44

I didn't even see the black bug. It's got a long pair of wings

I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 20:34

That's very pretty Different insect all together, but have seen some grass hoppers this year, the first time in years. Very happy

Cuttings

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

That's a brilliant tip KEF would never have thought of that! Thanks

Cuttings

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 19:21

Hi again Lyn, thanks. Think I might take some more of my pale pretty pink fuschia that I have, but will do them in water. It's grown so well and it has flowers all over it so it's hard to find a non flowering shoot.

I'm guessing I could just pinch out the flowers and then stick it in some water?

I'm trying some Verbena Boneralis as well, I've got some in water in the kitchen window sill, not roots yet but still alive. Thinking of putting some of those in compost and seeing what happens.

Cuttings

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 19:07

Thanks Alina, I often use a propagator when I sow seeds and take the lid off usually when the seedlings are looking strong and healthy. Think I read or saw something that said that prevent wilting was crucial to good cuttings.

Realistically can't see me  drying out the bags regularly, so might leave them on for a couple of days and then take them off

 

Cuttings

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:52

Hi Lyn,

When you say under the bench do you mean in the greenhouse out of the sun? Don't have my cold frames anymore.  I had some success with Bowles Mauve last year, both with hormone rooting powder and without.

Do you think it makes any difference with fuschias whether you put them in water or in the compost like I did today? I've got a lovely hardy one, which was grown from a cutting last year, can't remember how I did it though.

Not ever done pestenmons before, I took them off the free ones I got years ago from T&M, they were the size of my thumb nails when I got them.

Cuttings

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:10

Hello,

Spent the best part of the day taking cuttings I'm having a go at Bowles Mauve, penstenmons, lavender and some fuschias.

Thought I'd try out a new way so I've cover the potted up cuttings with a bag to retain mositure. So far so good as none of them have wilted yet.Also found my pot of rooting hormone half way through as well which is a bonus!

How long should I leave the bag over them? Is it just to maintain moisture when you cut and pot them on? Do I wait to see new growth/roots and then remove?

Thanks for any info

Bee/Butterfly friendly flowers, but space efficient. :)

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 13:25

Ajuga are low growing tough plants, flower in the Spring and the bees like them. Won't be long before it's Spring bulb planting time, crocus are good for early emerging bees

Discussions started by hollie hock

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

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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