hollie hock

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Posted: 22/04/2012 at 19:14

Hello bryf,

I've got a very tall woody one that I'm fond of as it was one of the first plants that I grew from seed last year. It is flowering now so when it finishes I'm going to follow Alina W advice & see what happens.

I do agree with tdc, they do become very straggly. The upside is that you can easily collect seeds & grow some more for next year.

I've also got the perennial types  & will be trying to take some cuttings off these as from what I have been told they take really easily

Help identifying plants.

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 14:25

Hi Bonnie2

The 3rd looks a lot like some sort of palm plant. Reminds me of of indoor Parlour Palm


Posted: 22/04/2012 at 11:53


Yes you can upload pic directly from your pc. Where you type there's a little tree icon, next to the ABC icon. There is a size limit & they have to be jpegs.

Usually works for me, although over the last couple of days, some pics have uploaded ok, others say there too large? Dont understand, as they are taken by the same camera phone. Nevermind.

Hope to see some of your pics soon. I know that succulent house plants enjoy a frost free time out doors


Posted: 22/04/2012 at 11:23

Hi cazzyb,

Great to have free plants given to you

I have quite a few wallflowers. I think they do prefer full sun, but some of  mine are doing good in partial shade as well.

You can get some perennial types, such as Bowles Mauve. There are other perennials as well.  The ones you've got could be biennial. Easy to grow from seed which are produced after the flowering.

which ones

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 10:10

I'd be very happy too if someone gave me a load of clay pots. I prefer the look of them to the plastic ones, the older & more weathered the better


Posted: 22/04/2012 at 10:01

Thanks, they are really pretty


Posted: 22/04/2012 at 10:01

Hello Dave Harris, great video. I don't have any hedgehogs in my garden, but love them


Posted: 22/04/2012 at 09:48

Hello everyone,

Thanks for all your replies, It's a Clematis Montana on one of the sites I've looked at describes it as a "mile a minute" plants which is definately a good description.

Thanks for the advice about pruning/control. This time  last year its had just started over the shed. It wasn't cut back at all, it's going to have to have a trim this year though.

Any ideas of how to propagate it?

I'm experimenting with placing a few of flower buds clusters into some trays (still attached to the parent). They seem to be taking hold

Thanks again, I know what it is now


Posted: 21/04/2012 at 22:24

Hello Wintersong,

I do think it's some type of Clemantis, it grows, grows & climbs, rambles on to everything! The stems of the leaves are a purplish colour. This is going to be it's first year of proper flowering. It's huge. Some how some type of honey suckle is growing through.

The pictures are of it  growing over a shed. I'll have a look at Clematis Montana



Posted: 21/04/2012 at 21:52

Here's another pic of the rampant grower

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