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Latest posts by hollie hock

Wilting hydrangea

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 09:19

I don't grow hydrangeas. Yours doesn't look well with all plants like this once repotted and watered, stick them somewhere out of direct sun and give them some time, might perk up

Seed swap

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 08:55

Hi Lyn, I'm just starting to collect some seeds.

I will have some ragged robin seeds soon, they are tiny so quantity won't be much. I done this before and they have germinated well. They should be white ones.

Will also be collected some sweet williams as some are starting to go over.

Once I get round to sowing them I will have some wallflower Fire king and another pink type to offer

I'm looking for perennial insect friendly seeds. I've also started to grow houseplants again so any small off shoots of those would be good also.


is this a weed?

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 08:44

Yep I have this, it's an Inula, happily known in this household as false sunflower. Those fluffy bits open up into bright yellow flowers that the bees and butterflies love.

It does spread ( a lot) so you can just hack a bit off the roots to keep it in check

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 22:41

Very pretty flower patch Matty, amazing how quick things grow.

Not really planned but I have a surplus of Rudebekias so I have plonked them all in a raised bed, so will have a cutting bed full of them soon

Is this a bug or disease?

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 21:20

I've been out squeezing the leaves now, stops the plant looking so bald

Is this a bug or disease?

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 21:58

A few of my plants have this, didn't realise you could squash them inside I usually just take the leaf off

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned!

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 17:04

I inherited some of this in a past garden, managed to get rid of it by digging it up so hopefully you've got it all. I hate creeping buttercup too

Plant Id

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 22:01

Will be having a look when they seed here

sweet pea

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 09:44

I've not got any flowers yet but the plants are healthy and growing so they will come

What to plant?

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 21:49

You could grow one courgette plant although they can grow quite big. Radishes might be a good crop, quick growing and doesn't need to much space

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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