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hollie hock

Latest posts by hollie hock

Seed swap

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 22:03

Good to see the false sunflower coming up, have you put it in a large pot/container? Don't think I've got any sprouting through yet.


Too cold to relocate perennials?

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 21:53

I planted lupins that were grown from seed last year into the ground about 10 days ago before the snow and sub zero temps. Now the snow here has almost gone, it looks as if they are non the worse for wear. I also planted some aquilegia at the same time and they look ok too.

I think it's the right time to move,plant and split perennials before they start really growing, I wouldn't do it if the ground was rock hard so I would hedge my bet and do some and leave some, especially if this only chance to get this done before the end of April.


ground cover

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 22:11

Sounds like it should do well here, it looks like it has a nice tumbling habit over walls.

ground cover

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 21:51

Thanks Daintiness, the place I have in mind is partially shaded bed which is of heavy soil. I do grow quite a few plants in it but it tends to look a bit empty come mid Summer so whilst the flowers may be gone it would give some coverage and stop the weeds as well. Not that keen on varigated leaves myself.

ground cover

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 21:47

Thanks for the info, will have more of a look at it.

Our NGS Open Day 2013

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 21:37

Don't think you have anything to worry about Pam, saw your vid and pictures on here. Your garden and the hard work you put is amazing. There's some NGS in my area which I will be visiting this year. Would not have heard of them unless I had read your posts

ground cover

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 21:31

Is that geranium tolerant of difficult soil conditions, nut? I've seen it before and the large clumps of it looks impressive.

ground cover

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 20:50

hello, how about bugle/ajuga? Gives ground cover all year round, spreads and easy to propagate. Tough, seems to grow any where and sends up lovely blue stems of flowers in late spring which pollinators love

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:12

Thanks nut, the plant I'm describing is the Lychinis flos-cuculi, it was a white type, so interested in what colour flowers the offsprings will produce. I have just sown the Maltese Cross type as well Didn't realise they belonged to the same family.

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 21:37

Think you are right Bob, don't know the variety of mine, it was a white one, got from a local market for £1.50. It grew to about a metre tall. Like you I planted it in a paritally shaded bed in clay soil. The others that grew from seed I've planted in a more sunny spot. I would like a 3ft variety

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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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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