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Latest posts by hollie hock

Hollyhock seedlings stopped growing

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 21:26

Your seedlings will do better outdoors now, more light as the days are longer. Hollyhocks are hardy plants so can cope. Just harden them off by taking them outside in the day for a couple of days and then leave them out.


Any one planted out their runners?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 20:54

Runners have been planted, will keep an eye on the temps


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 09:49

Lupin has a serious wooly aphid problem, first time I've ever seen them, no missing them though! Not holding out much for the poor plant

Autumn flowering wallflowers

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 09:44

I'm a bit of wall flower fan as well. Not every grown the sugar rush type, but pretty colours.

I've just got some Fire King seeds and some Fair lady ones. Will be holding off sowing these for a while. Both say sow late summer (June- August) for Spring flowering or late Winter (Jan- March) for autumn.

Agree the Bowels Mauve type will flower for most of the year, really good plant to have and so easy to take cuttings from

sowing crocosmia

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 09:28

Don't think it would matter as long as the soil is warm. You might not get much this year but it's a plant that will spread

Any one planted out their runners?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 09:21

Thanks every one, think I'm going to chance it in the next couple of days. Don't want to keep repotting on

Multi purpose vs seed compost for veg seeds

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 22:14

I sow all my seeds in multi purpose compost I'm a bit to tight to spend money on seed compost. I can see the finer texture might be helpful to the little seedlings.

KEF I have to say that's dedication to the cause


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 22:10

Good to know that's it not too late to sow them

Any one planted out their runners?

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 22:07

I live in South Wales so not too bad temp wise. Didn't grow these ones from seed bought them as small plants so have potted them on once. Think they may have been sown to early as they definatly want to run!




Any one planted out their runners?

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 21:04

I've potted on the runners once and now they are really going for it. I've started to harden them off and thinking of planting. Anyone else doing the same?

Night time temps look mild for the next 10 days


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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