hollie hock


Latest posts by hollie hock

Lupins help with cutting back...

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 22:45

If you cut the first flower stems off when they are done, your likely to get a second and maybe third flush depending on your plant. They do get eaten a lot, but they are tough plants once they get established and should come back for many years.

They do tend to get eaten by lots of things. If you protect the new shoots next year when they are just poking thorough, that will give them the protection they need to get going.

The dried stalks of the plants I think would make great homes for hibernating insects so I tend to them until Spring before I cut them down.

Basal cuttings are really easy to do, you keep your favourite plant and it's a lot quicker than growing from seed

 

Homegrown Wedding Flowers

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:50

Have you thought about Sweet rocket? I know them in white and purple, I've always thought that they would  look and smell amazing  in a wedding.  Touch and go whether if you get them to flower for next year now though

Have I overdone it?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:34

That's ok, I've used the ignore button when ever I've felt the need to. I'm happy to read any posts and respond how I want............free speech and all that

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:05

They are none the worse for wear Lesley,it just made me feel like an irresponsible chicken owner I've been called worse. Will take some pics

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 20:51

A bit of Bob Marley is good for the soul, just like my other favourite Bob..........Dylan

Great poets,both of them. Loving the Kate Bush revival that's going on at the moment, such a part of my life.

He's been with me for the last couple of months, but still loving Morrisey/The Smiths. Might be that I didn't really get into him when I was young. Dour depressing and very funny all at the same time

Hi Lily, been trying to have a chat as well, will keep trying

Have I overdone it?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 20:15

Then just don't read or reply to it David K, it's as simple as that.

I do find your tone almost bordering on the aggressive and bullying. People are free to post what they like, whether people respond it is up to them and them only.

I'm not part on the "we", I'm me

Music in the Garden

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 23:20

Great White,haven't heard that name for a long  time, any body used to listen to Tesla?

New garden new start... Fingers crossed

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 23:10

Lovely plot sweet pea, all of it to come

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 22:18

They all made it through Lesley, I have only 3, how hard can that be? I have felt guilty all day. They laid the eggs in the run, instead of the nest box out of protest. Don't blame them.

I'm very short sighted, I blame all of it on that, although glasses and e cig don't resemble any alarm clock that I know off

 

 

Talkback: Elephant hawk moth

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 22:04

Hi nut, I might have a closer look at them rather than thinking you need to be pulled up and quickly before you outseed the whole garden!

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

What's the chances of it growing back? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2016 at 09:52

Mother in law tongue

Propagation  
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Last Post: 31/07/2016 at 20:58

Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 14:02

Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 18:01

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

Sweet Rocket

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

Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 18:12

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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Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 15:01

Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Last Post: 20/09/2016 at 21:00

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 08/06/2016 at 08:29

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 23:19

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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