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Latest posts by hollie hock

buddleia buzz, when to prune?

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 19:46

Not long got my first buddelia, dark night one really looking forward to seeing the butterflies on it next year. Think they are pretty indestructible, I might be wrong but would it be worth protecting them Sue if the temps got that low?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 21:40

Hello everyone

Annuals for partial and complete shade

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 21:38

I have a damp bed in partial shade, I've had some cornflowers, cleomes and snapdragons which give some colour and clary sage seems do ok, but not spectualr.

Sweet rocket do very well not annuals but grow quick and need very little maintenance, if they like it ,all you have to is cut it back when in flower and it  keeps going

Taking the plunge

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 21:14

Sounds like a good plan, you can always grow those annuals again next year

I've been adding to my spring show for the last couple of years and you can't beat spring bulbs for a great show that only gets better

Viola and pansy seeds

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 21:07

It does depend on the seed you're sowing and the time of year. Some seeds need a peroid of cold and then others germinate in warmer weather.

I think of hardy as plants that can withstand the winter, half hardy might die if it gets cold enough. A frost will kill tender annuals such as nasturtiams, morning glory, lobelia, cosmos etc, some of these are still flowering now.

What other seeds have you got going?

Wallflowers

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 15:04

They are great to grow Matty, one of the first plants I grew from seed. If you keep pinching them out as they grow,they can get really bushy

Hardy annuals

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 14:56

Thanks punkdoc, not really sown hardy annuals at this time of year before

Pot Tidying

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 14:33

I try to keep them organised and tidy but it soon becomes chaotic again......they seem to multiply

Viola and pansy seeds

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 10:26

I have grown these from seed in the past, but sorry really can't remember when I did it. I think they did take a long time to germinate..........seem to remember having winter flowering pansies in summer !! Think I sowed them outside.

If you have some seeds up now I'd try and nuture them along, you never know

Hardy annuals

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 10:20

Thanks nut, makes sense..... similar things happen when I've sowed stuff in doors early, they have the warmth but not enough light.  Will be shifting them outside

Discussions started by hollie hock

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

Cuttings

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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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34

Budelia

quick question 
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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 10:56

Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Website

Site really slow 
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Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 16:30

What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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