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Latest posts by hollie hock

Snooker taking over televising of BBC2's GW on Friday nights

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 22:23

Love a bit of snooker too Watery, great final. So pleased Bigham won, seemed a really nice guy

Help! My cosmos are flowering...

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 20:55

Pinch them out other wise they will be over before they get going

Cosmos Seedlings

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 20:54

Mine are the same as yours, I've left some of them in the trays as well as potted some on. This year I sowed my flower seeds a lot later this year, so looking to see how they compare.

Annuals we befriend

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 23:07

I still have a ruddebekia that I grew from seed probably about 3 years ago. It's been with me through 2 house moves, dug up, in a bag and replanted. Should flower again this year. I have a gardilla goblin plant that has moved with me as well. It's finally been planted in the ground this year after so this will be it's final resting place

Similarily I have cuttings from a sweet rocket plant about the same age. I'm very attached to my ragged robins as they all come from the mum plant which I still have. I'm into the 4th generation of plants now.

I love propagation and think fondly that most of my plants have come from seeds or cuttings. I gave my mum a lot of plants and cuttings and feel the same when I see them in her garden. Also think I can increase my stock by raiding my plants back

Honey Bee swarms

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:29

Thanks Green Magpie and Boater, fascinating

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:23

I think you might be pushing it a bit. I've only grown them once from seed and they took an age to germinate. Once they have though they do grow really quickly.

Anyone can help me identify these?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 20:54

Creeping buttercup, my most hated plant. It's a weed and can spread really quickly

Honey Bee swarms

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 20:52

Great pictures and reading. So the bees come out of the hive in a swarm and then have a look around for another one?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 20:41

Your veg garden looks great BusyLizzie. Did a little bit this evening, potted on some statice, cornflowers and moved things about a bit. Planted birds foot trefil and an arabis. Could do with a bit more sun


Posted: 03/05/2015 at 22:31

The photos are really useful as I've been given to little seedlings but never have grown them before.

I did put mine in my frame the first night I had them but that nearly killed them so I brought them back in and they recovered. I think I should have hardened them off first.

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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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22
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