hollie hock

Latest posts by hollie hock

Planting out hostas

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 19:18

I've not long split one of mine, the large bit has gone back into the pot. I've made 5 seperate little plants out of what was left. A good drink if you move them and I'd say they would be fine.

Hosta, that must be. Hope your recovery is a quick one

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 18:50

Signed it

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 13:39

Nice that you still have it with you Annie, love how plants become memories

Natural predators

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 13:34

I'd love to feed the birds, but I have two cats and a small garden so don't want to encourage them in. I don't see a lot of  the smaller birds but at this time of year I can hear them

It's been another mild winter here, think we've only had 1 or 2 hard frosts

Newbie here, bulb lover

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 13:05

I've been really happy with my layered pots this year, planted in last Autumn.

I think spraxis bulbs may still be out in the shops. I seem to remember them being a later flowering plant.  I've had them before but not hardy

Natural predators

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 12:45

Maybe it's just a good year for them. There's plenty of them to go around by the sound of things

Can you identify this please

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 12:38

Some sort of sedum? The growth and leaves look a bit similar

Natural predators

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 12:36

Thanks for the link Alan,lots of info there.  I think I'll try and get more hoverflies in the garden in the hope that that there's more of their  larvae about.

I've been saving bits and pieces for the bug house fidgetbones, so thanks

Nice pic pansyface, beautiful creatures. A bit too angry and aggressive for me though

English vs Spanish bluebells

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 10:11

I will do aym. Just been looking at the 2 different types that you have named. The butterfly one is more subtle than the suminagashi. I always think of that red when I hear acer. I don't tend to buy special soil/compost for anything so will give  them a bit more thought if I see one cheap enough 


Natural predators

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 09:50

Thrilled to see ladybirds in the garden this year. I know they are liking the honesty and I have just sown some phacelia but that will be for next year.

I grow a lot of things for insects but have people any ideas of what other things they like, to eat or live on?  I've read that lacewings too like to eat aphids and greenfly


Discussions started by hollie hock


What type, must have scent? 
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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: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

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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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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