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Latest posts by hollie hock

Help with Crocosmia

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 18:58

Hiya nut, glad I'm not the only one. I have very dominant untidy genes

Help with Crocosmia

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 18:56

You're welcome, I like the spent flowers as well

Help with Crocosmia

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 18:32

Hello, I'm a very untidy person/gardener so probably not the best person to advise. They grow off little corn type structures and over time the corns divide so you get more and then more plants grow from them. They can grow quite quick so next year you will have a much bigger patch of them.

I don't think dead heading would work on these plants, I think once the flowers are over that's it. I tend to leave mine for shelter for insects etc until the Spring and then I remove the dead leaves. I don't think it would hurt to cut them back now. I'm sure someone will be along to give better advice.

I don't think there are any basic questions, we are all learning all of the time


Am I a saddo?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 18:25

I moved last November so most of my favourites were still above ground fortunately.

I live in the real world but I do get sad when I hear of the loss of habitat, without nature as humans we are nothing.


Posted: 09/09/2014 at 18:11

That's a great pallet you manage to get in the skip and wow love the train Well done you

Am I a saddo?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 18:06

I know that feeling Beaus Mum. I moved last Winter although I wanted to go, was really upset about  leaving the garden, there were tears. I move around a lot but what I have learnt is that once you've  made a garden you can do that anywhere. Your knowledge goes with you.

That didn't stop me digging up  a lot of plants and chucking them in pots and bags mind you. Amazingly most pulled through.

Sad news about the wood Fidget

Nothing to do,with gardening

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:23

Flower is my favourite, but I did quite like Lotherio.


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:43

Two great things happened today when I was putting the washing out I saw this huge dragonfly. I think it might have been an Emperor, it was really big and so colourful. It hovered about a bit around me, just checking me out and then flew off. Not ever seen one before, they are really big and so beautiful.

I saw it again, I think enlocked in an embrace with another, I take it they mate in the air?

I also had a tiny frog/toad land on my flipflop feet...........happy days


Nothing to do,with gardening

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:31

Runnybeak, have you seen Meerkat Manor? Great programme, a sort of soap opera about Meerkats

It was done a while ago now. I think it was made in conjuction with a Uni as part of a research programme. Most of them had collars and  so you could follow all the social interaction/dynamics  that went on and it was very complex. The commentary was very witty and you could definatley identify different characters in the group. If you haven't seen it, it's worth a look.

Ps- I had to stop myself giving any spoilers away



Even a micro pond helps!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 23:22

That's great Lindsay

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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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22
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