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Latest posts by hollie hock

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 21:49

I found it really easy to grow CharlieBot, I just sowed the seeds and left it uncovered in my coldframes. Plenty have germinated in about 2 weeks.

I grew some a few years ago and they did well in a sunny spot, tough plants don't think the slugs or snails touched them. Be good to know how the chilling works, Larkspur are lovely plants

Moving Bulbs

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:41

Yes, I moved some grape hycaniths out of pots and into the garden a couple weeks ago. They were just coming into flower at the time.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:36

Woo I have trouble getting larkspur to germinate as well. Not ever heard of giving the seeds a chill so will try that as well.

So lovely to be able to enjoy the garden in the house. I've got some cosmos, cornflowers just popping up. Rudebekias make a lovely cut flower too.

I'm growing Statice again as well, easy to grow and quite chunky, lasts well in a vase and you can dry it as well.


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:26

The plant may go into a bit of shock if it was actively growing. I got mine off a lady who split the plant when it was dormant in Autumn I think. I'd give it a good drink, I'd say that it will survive just might not be at it's best this year

Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:18

Seeds have started to germinate  got plenty of white cosmos, statice, sweet pea and some cornflowers. Sowed a lot later than I have done in the past so interested to see how things come on

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:07

Did loads more sowing of mainly annuals, walk in plastic greenhouse is up and securely attached to fence and some general pottering around.

Great news on the newts Hostafan

Will a Lavatera work in partial shade?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:05

It has flowered for me in a similar situation

Pinching out

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 20:42

Don't think it would do any harm, I'd expect them to get a bushier. Don't think I've ever pinched out Cosmos. Maybe do a couple and see what happens?

A before, during and after

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 21:27

Looks like you've got a lot done

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 21:13

Glad it's doing well for you Gardengirl

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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