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hollie hock

Latest posts by hollie hock

grass plant seeds

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 21:04

They are looking good to me Christopher, not ever grown grasses from seed but have seen the blue type in gardens I have visited and always liked them. Were they easy to germinate?

A further question, do grasses attract pollinators or other wildlife?


MOB rants

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 20:38

Not a teacher but in my world you can't have a floor outside a pub. A floor is a floor and that is something inside a building.


Posted: 24/03/2013 at 19:32

I'm trying the verbena for the first time this year and so far I've found them a bit a tricky, I've chilled them, not chilled them, put them inside and out but no luck.

Don't let that put you off though, others have had  better success with them than me. If I don't get anything soon, I will start again with some new seeds, they are lovely plants and I want some

I would have a quick look on the commercial sites like suttons or fothergills and see what they advise. Sweet peas I would just sow them into to some good compost. Might be worth sowing them in slightly deeper pots as they do grow deep root systems.

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 19:20

Happened to watch it again this morning, forgot to say that I really enjoyed the couple's garden, looked beautiful, they obviously knew their stuff. I liked their advice on just doing it and taking chances and making mistakes. I related to them as real gardeners.

Glad someone else finds Joe Swift's slot annoying


Posted: 24/03/2013 at 18:52

Not best pleased when the snow arrived here yesterday, thought we would escape it. No gardening done here at all.

Weekend 22 March

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 12:39

thanks bunny, worth a go. Will try and do more cuttings of other things this year

Weekend 22 March

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 11:18

Had a go at taking clemantis cuttings last year and to my surprise they did really well. In the end I over wintered them in a cold frame/sheltered spot and although they are just sticks now I can see the start of the new growth and they have big root systems.

On looking back on the picture in sept I'd forgotten how much growth they had on them.


The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 22:13

 I'm imagining.................lovely

MOB rants

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 22:06

Quick moan, just been told by the council that later this year we are no longer to allowed to put black bags out for the rubbish. We will have to use clear bags provided by the council  and only be able to put out 2 a fortnight. Those that want to get their garden waste collected will have to register and pay for that service.

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 21:56

Silence can be good bunny, in some ways that's what I  crave

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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