hollie hock


Latest posts by hollie hock

Planting out Lupins

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:55

Last year the grey big aphids killed mine off so I bought a small plant a few weeks ago and planted it straight away, so far so good. It's grown loads and minimal damage from pests.  I haven't had to this yet but in the past I have used a small amount of slug pellets just to give the plants a bit of chance to get going .


It's in  a more shady position than the one I had last year, it got too hot which I think encouraged the bugs

dames violet

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:46

I grew some of this from seed a couple of years ago and still have the plants going strong, even though it's meant to be a biennual.  I think I got my seeds from seedaholic first off then I collected my own. Think I just sowed them outside in a tray and left alone.


They are easy to take cutting from too. One of mine had a long stem with little offsets of plants growing from them so I trimmed off the growing bits from the stem, placed in compost and left alone and they have rooted now.


Gorgous smell, I like them as cut flowers and the moths enjoy them too. Hope they come good for you rosemummy :)

Have I grown too much

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:36

I'm doing the green/seed house shuffle too Think I've got about 50 + larkspur with still some more to come out as well as all the other stuff. Having to dig deep to find small size pots at the moment. I haven't done a count but it must be getting on to be 100 plus so yes I think it's normal nut Well it is to me

An improvement?

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 22:29

I'm not sure what to say? Apart from how is this meant to be an improvement from what was hear before? I read that others have found the uploading and quote functions being better, but it's so stale, white and empty. Very disappointed that this is the big forum revamp.


I have to agree, all the whiteness is making my eyes ache :(


Agree completely with others about the endless scrolling, hard to navigate, can't see the forum community as a whole. Very poor.

Cosmos Plant - help

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 20:40

Hi tony, is the plant in it's own pot now? If it's looking healthy with plenty of leaves, I would pinch it out. They get really bushy that way

Hello All

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 17:07

Hello 

The 'Bee Cause'

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 14:09

Nice selection Fishy

Unreliable tradespeople

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 11:21

Fortunatley my partner seems to be able to turn his hand to most things, so not a huge experience of dealing with trade as a customer but I've been around them. Some are notoriously unreliable and even though you are paying them, they flounce around as if they are doing you the favour. God forbided you p them off, they just don't come back and then some of them won't complete a job if it's been started by someone else. Don't pay them an hourly rate.

The job is now a grand more expensive! That's a huge amount of money!  I don't know the size of the drive but that seems really pricey. Anyway hope you get it sorted soon with minimal headache

change my email address

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 10:51

I didn't know you could do this, thanks Dove. Just tried but I can't remember my password.

Prince......inconsolable

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 09:44

Just been listening to Lets go Crazy, love the start of this track and I remember that 1999 seemed a long way ahead in the 80s

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

What's the chances of it growing back? 
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Mother in law tongue

Propagation  
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Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 20:59

Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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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

Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Last Post: 20/09/2016 at 21:00

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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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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