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Latest posts by hollie hock

Bowles Mauve

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 12:28

One of my Bowles Mauve, is very bushy and as yet doesn't have any flowering stems. Looks like it would be very propagation material, I seem to remember doing this later this year and maybe used a plastic bag over them.

The cuttings will live in a plastic greenhouse which is doing it's job well, but can get a lot of condensation. Is giving the bags a miss a good idea?


five plants id friend or foes?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 10:08

The 2nd one is creeping buttercup, very invasive weed, I'd get rid of that.

Hollyhock seedlings stopped growing

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 20:10

Sorry LenaN, just seen your reply. Yes I would have thought it would be ok, it might start growing faster. It is small so a sheltered spot away from the worst of the rain and wind until it gets bigger and stronger. Just watch out for slugs and snails

Excess Plants

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:52

Maybe a local conservation/wildlife charity. Might be worth contacting local hospitals or charities

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

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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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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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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