hollie hock


Latest posts by hollie hock

flowers failing to open

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:41

Hello, I'd be interested in any answers to this as I'm growing courgettes for the first time

Non-flowering lupins

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:39

Hello, don't know what the problem could be. How strange

Where are they situated? I have a few lupins dotted around the place and apart from the immature plants, grown from seed last year,  they have all flowered. I would certainly expect flowers after 3 years. I'm assuming the plants/leaves are mature and fairly large.

The only thing I can think of that would attack the roots are vine weavels but they tend to kill or weaken the plant and I didn't think Lupins are prone to this.

 

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:26

Not seen a single one here either

Mystery Plant

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:22

What a strange looking plant,  reminded me of cabbage leaves as well........no idea of what is though

What is this bee attracting plant?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 19:50

Lovely plant, I had one here once but too exposed so it died. It's obviously happy where it is

rockery

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 19:46

Hello, know nothing about acid/alkaline soils but I have some snowcap in my rockery and is lovely, gives loads of white flowers in the spring to early summer.

Bugle seems to grow any where as well

SNOW IN SUMMER

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 19:36

Hi mary, glad there's someone else who likes it. It's all about individual choice and preferences and what works for you

Summer has arrived

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 19:06

Great pictures, love the huge strawberry and the hedgehog, how lovely

I like gaillardias, known here as the goblins, very bright

As someone who has just tipped their toe into veg,here's my courgette plants


 


 

Help please - rust hollyhocks

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 22:21

My understanding is that they are biennual plants so once they flower that's it, their life cycle is complete. I think they are fully hardy so any plants grown from seed this year, will withstand the winter and flower next year, Not sure what you mean by flagged..........do you mean when the flowers are over and seeds are forming?

I've known some that self seed so almost become perennial.

Out of interest the leaves that made it through, are they the ones that are due to flower soon?

You can collect seeds once they have flowered, I would sow them straight off the plant once they are dried enough, that way you should be able to plant them out before the first frost and they will grow next year.

Hope that helps a bit

 

What is this?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:53

Sorry can't see them properly, the third one might be a larkspur...are all the pics the same plant?

Discussions started by hollie hock

Mother in law tongue

Propagation  
Replies: 7    Views: 224
Last Post: 31/07/2016 at 20:58

Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
Replies: 5    Views: 386
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 14:02

Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
Replies: 7    Views: 442
Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 18:01

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
Replies: 9    Views: 586
Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
Replies: 19    Views: 580
Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
Replies: 10    Views: 393
Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 20:59

Move it now?

Aquilegia 
Replies: 11    Views: 638
Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 18:12

Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
Replies: 6    Views: 555
Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 18:44

Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
Replies: 28    Views: 1267
Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 15:01

Honeysuckle

Propagation 
Replies: 17    Views: 541
Last Post: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
Replies: 22    Views: 1788
Last Post: 08/06/2016 at 08:29

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
Replies: 13    Views: 561
Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 23:19

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
Replies: 6    Views: 664
Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
Replies: 9    Views: 675
Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
Replies: 17    Views: 626
Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44
1 to 15 of 70 threads