hollie hock


Latest posts by hollie hock

Colour!

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:58

I like purples, blues and whites and some yellows mainly but saying that I'm still in the stage of growing lots of different plants, generally if it flowers I'm happy. The result is that the garden is full of different colours but for me it works.

I know what you mean fidget about the sweet rocket, it's been a good year for them

 

Watering

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:44

I water when I can, if you have small pots I find that giving them a good bottom drink seems to cut down on the watering a bit

Coldframes

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:42

Good news Daisy, I wouldn't be with out mine. I started with one and the collection seems to have grown

Coldframes

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:40

I don't have a greenhouse so do all my growing in cold frames, they aren't the traditional on the floor types, more like sturdy  mini greenhouses with shelves so you can move things about. OH made them out of bits of wood etc covered with thick plastic sheeting so they can be closed.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 20:17

Lovely pictures

Foxgloves

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 19:42

I've got a white or peach one that is showing signs of buds, but not much else.

Hadn't thought that some of them might not flower....... I take it they will flower next? I grew loads of white and peach ones last year will have to take a closer look at them. I would say so nut...........sounds like to the plant it's not worth flowering and setting seed so late in the year. Seen some Lupin buds coming through, didn't think I see them before the foxglvoes

That looks a lovely spot Dove

New Plants, New Seeds- Ragged Robin & Sweet Rocket

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 20:48

Thought I'd update this as I'm so pleased with them, well worth the wait


 

I have a mini forest of them, been using them for cut flowers as wellCollected seed off the ragged robin and now have loads of new ones, which are flowering.

Growing from seed is great

 

Advise please

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 20:03

I've started growing herbs for the first time, I've got some some sage and tarragon in a raised bed with loads of drainage and some mint in a pot. It's been great fun already going out and picking the mint to make my own mint sauce

Pics of wild flower verges along roads

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 19:36

Hi Fairygirl, this was more recent...........might have been countryfile

I was wondering if the daisies were ox eyed and what the yellow ones were?

Foxgloves

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 19:23

Hello everyone, not seen a single foxglove in flower yet, amazed at how late they are. Lots of healthy leaves and just a start of flower buds on a couple

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
Replies: 5    Views: 351
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 14:02

Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
Replies: 7    Views: 413
Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 18:01

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
Replies: 9    Views: 556
Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
Replies: 19    Views: 542
Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
Replies: 10    Views: 373
Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 20:59

Move it now?

Aquilegia 
Replies: 11    Views: 603
Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 18:12

Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
Replies: 6    Views: 529
Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 18:44

Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
Replies: 28    Views: 1197
Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 15:01

Honeysuckle

Propagation 
Replies: 17    Views: 510
Last Post: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
Replies: 22    Views: 1629
Last Post: 08/06/2016 at 08:29

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
Replies: 13    Views: 520
Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 23:19

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
Replies: 6    Views: 639
Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
Replies: 9    Views: 652
Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
Replies: 17    Views: 584
Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
Replies: 25    Views: 1350
Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06
1 to 15 of 69 threads