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Latest posts by hollie hock

My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 23:51

Garages are a great place to find stuff. There are loads of hidden gems.

Brilliant when seeds germinate,  I'm in my first year of collecting seeds from the garden to sow now or next year.

I don't grow fruit or veg, I'm a flower girl

How to take honeysuckle cuttings

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 23:30

Hi Rain,#

I know what you mean about the wild honeysuckles. I haven't done it myself but I would treat it like a Clemenatis. I think they might root with the layering technique, but if that isn't practical maybe treat it as a Clemantis and take cuttings off the plant, use some root hormone and see if it works.

In my very limited and but ongoing knowledge about taking Clemantis cutting, Take a few inches off a stem so it resembles a T shape, then dip into rooting hormone, put in a large pot, keep out of a direct sunlight.



Posted: 10/08/2012 at 23:14

My Purity Cosmos are now finally flowering, really late but lovely all the same.  I grew these from seed, it's so good to see them bloom.

In my garden I think the awful weather is to blame for the lateness of flowers. On the whole they are lush healthy plants. I would grow them again next year.


What is it please

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 22:33

Looks a very pretty plant


My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 22:14

Becks, that is brilliant, really like it. very  inventive. Great when you can turn something into something else. Resuing stuff in the garden is great fun.

As you know I am a cold frame fan. I wouldn't be without mine, You can grow loads in them. Out of interest or me just being  plain nosey.......what have you got going in the pots?

I bought some Wilkos plastic sheeting for the coldframe that you saw- I think it was £3.50 for 3 square meters. This might be cheaper than a mini greenhouse cover but this is good time to buy either. Wilkos & B&M will be selling off there gardenening stuff at very low prices anytime soon after this warm weather is over. Bargains

Also like the shoe storage thing


what can i use instead of plastic pots

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 22:42

ChapelGirls2, That all depends on the type and strength of the plastic that you are working with. If we are talking on ways to save money &  on how to grow seeds successfully, I will stick my takeaways/ microwave/yougurt pots stabbed with a fork!

Lucky you having a soldering iron at hand. You could do loads with that

what can i use instead of plastic pots

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 22:14

Fantstic expectations with Freecyle, I  don't feel the need the for a soldering iron to make holes in  things .When I reuse takeaway/ microwave meals trays/ yoghurt pots  to sow seeds I just stab holes in the bottom of the container with a fork

rubber plant

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 21:56

I  agree,  more info would be good. When I have grown this, a good misting to avoid red spider mite really helped the plant.  Also a good wipe of the leaves with a damp cloth helped too. I have found that bottom leaves do drop with age.

Dr Hessayon "Expert" books are full of useful informaion, if you follow his advice you can't go far wrong..  Many years ago I had a jungle indoors following his advice.

The great thing is that you can still pick up his books very cheap on ebay or in charity shops., I think the it's called "indoor plant expert"


Indoor pot plant display

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 23:18

I would go for succulents, money plant or mother in laws tongue. They can cope with some low light and  neglect. You can always give it a boost by putting it the sun in the Summer, they can live outside in these months as well.

August in your garden...

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 22:49

@gardeningfactic- Thanks, I'm so pleased with them. It was my first year of growing them from seed.

Went out in the garden earlier and the scent from my night scented stock was all over the place.


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Pickled Eggs

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Couple of Ids please

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New garden

Some pictures 
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quick question 
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Site really slow 
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What are these

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Another bee question

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