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hollie hock


Latest posts by hollie hock

Wildflowers

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 17:39

Sounds like a good plan RJ,  it turned out really well last year. I love the self seeders

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 17:37

Glad some have been able to do a bit today. After a very enjoyable couple of days, rain has stopped play here Been out to check temp in my cold frame and my cuttings are still standing up right!

I should make a list of jobs that I'm considering so I don't forget them when I get out there again.

Wildflowers

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 13:12

That's a very pretty show. Some of the annuals like the cornflowers and poppies might have self seeded but maybe not. There's a pale blue shorter flower that I recognise but forget the name I think that one is a perennial.

Did you just scatter the seeds last year?

Snake head fritillaria

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:42

Not ever grown them but I would expect the same of them as other spring bulbs planted at that time of year. Probably worth getting some good quality bulbs to maximise chance of success.

I've only ever seen them planted in the ground. I think they like damp shady positions

China

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:37

I've thought about buying stuff from there. I know I can get flea treatments for cats from Holland via Amazon delivered, instead of the vets saving myself at least a £10

Geranium germination

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 11:24

Excellent That will give you loads for your pennies!

Sweet Peas

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 11:23

I would say as long as they are hardened off, planting them out shouldn't be a problem. Some growers sow outside in Autumn.

Geranium germination

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 11:16

I sowed a lot of annuals last year to get a fast and quick show. It worked, the garden was full. It's the perfect time to sow them too. Things like candytuff are brilliant for filling in gaps, good for insects and can self seed if you leave them over winter. Cosmos are quick easy and full of flowers

Geranium germination

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 10:10

I think perennials take longer to germinate, you've got a few up so there should be more. Plant propgation has taught me patience but the time seems to go quick. It's always about next year...........I'm already thinking of sprinkling fox glove seeds into shady places for next Spring!

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:14

Gorgeous colours Hefty, beautiful Spring show.


 

Not as colourful, but coming on nicely. My small shady bed, only planted in the Autumn

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 14:02

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?

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: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 20:04

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

Vetch

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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