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hollie hock

Latest posts by hollie hock

What is wrong with this Rudbeckia plant (see photo)

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:15

I'd repot it and take off the affected leaves when it grows a bit more. Mine are outside in pots

save a bee with some sugar water

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 20:04

Will do this when I see one

Bowles Mauve Cutting

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 20:16

Good luck with them, I've got to do some more as a back up in case the ones I've got don't make it.

Think I heard that it's best if the bag doesn't touch the leaves and mine last year took a while to root.

Bowles Mauve Cutting

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 19:48

I took some last year which on the whole came through. Take a non flowering stem if possible, remove the leaves leaving the top ones. I did the bottom of the stem in rooting hormone, this is optional. Place the stems round the edge of the pot, water. Cover with a clear bag, like the freezer ones and place out of direct sunlight.

Take the bag off in a couple of days and leave alone.

I took some a few weeks ago which are looking ropey as I think they got to much sun on them. When I take the cutting material I place them in one of the freezer bags with a zip top to keep the moisture in.

Always best to take quite a few, so a few failures aren't so dissapointing

Standing Pots in Water in a Tray

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 18:33

I water all my little plants like this, for all the reasons Bob says but also it saves me time as I don't need to do it so often

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 22:28

Very nice Tootles, only just planted out my sweet peas

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 22:23

That's a very pretty display Chicky. I must remember about this plant, I've made a note of it I'm sure before

Plant ID

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 09:42

I've taken cuttings off a pink montana in the past, mine took a while to get going but we've planted one in the this garden this year

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 09:38

I don't really do a lot of summer pots but have just planted a few. Lobelia, some trailing stock and some night scented stock for the evening fragrance.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 21:48

Planted some of my annuals out,2 months ago a seed, now in the garden


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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