hollie hock

Latest posts by hollie hock

Foxgloves and Honesty

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 13:10

I've had some foxgloves that missed their year and flowered the following one so they might come through. I've been cutting back my honesty and it's still trying to flower so I think they will come into flower for you, just don't know when

Transplanting our garden to another site

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 11:30

Morning, after 28 years I can see why you want to take your garden with you. I've moved around a bit in my life and remember being very upset at leaving my first proper garden of 2 years.  I did take a few things with me but left most of it.

Cuttings sound like a great idea and that way your plants can live on and save you a lot of work and bad backs moving all that around.

I've got some montanas in their second year here that I took from that garden and many of the plants here now have their origins in that  first one. Think of all the fun you will have starting it all again. You can sow some perennials and biennuals now or a bit later off the seeds of your own plants

Clematis mystery

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 10:19

I love those purple big blooms

clematis montana

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 10:16

No idea Erica, sorry. They should flower on old wood. Do you prune it at all?

Lupin infestation

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 10:13

The lupin that was destroyed by them last year was in a really hot place.This year I'm trying one in a shadier spot to see if that makes any difference.

I had some lovely ones a few years ago and no sign of aphids, they were in dappled shade under some big beech trees.

Insect bites

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 09:24

After bite is really good to soothe bites

gallery of shame

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 09:23

B3, I often deadhead and cut things back and leave them, I like to think it of as pre mulch, putting the goodness back into the ground

I remember my mum trying to teach me how to iron shirts, the collars, cuffs, buttons. All to much fiddlying about, I rebelled at an early age.

Lupin infestation

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 09:13

I'm watching mine too, I haven't tried the washing up liquid method. It's worth a go as the plant will probably collapse if you don't try something

gallery of shame

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 15:57

Ha ha ha kitty A girl after my own heart. Well they werent' hurting there. It's the not the tipping them out that wins you top marks!

easy and fast growing perennials from seed?

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 15:38

Rudbeckias grow quickly and they tend to pull through the winters with me. Also Gaillardia Goblins are quick growing, often flowering first year.

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

What's the chances of it growing back? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2016 at 09:52

Mother in law tongue

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Last Post: 31/07/2016 at 20:58


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

Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 18:01

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

Sweet Rocket

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

Move it now?

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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 18:12

Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 18:44

Seeds are up!

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


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Last Post: 20/09/2016 at 21:00

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 08/06/2016 at 08:29

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 23:19

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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