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hollie hock

Latest posts by hollie hock

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 15:05

Thank you for all my seeds who sent them, and to nut for my plants

Relocating my plants

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 11:50

Plants are surprisingly tough, I've moved a lot in the last few years. If you can pot them up than so much the better. I know how you feel about leaving a garden but there's lots of fun starting again. All your past knowledge means that you can do it again

I try and see moving house as a new chapter in my life, but it's tough when you don't want to

If you want to take them, I would cut the honeysuckle right down and pot it up if you can. I've still got my clematis from 2 gardens ago.   A lot my plants survived just left in recyling bags. There's a couple of other things here from my first garden in one shape or the other, I like the fact that they have moved with me

Hope the move goes well for you and you settle in quickly to your new home

Starting a flower or gardening business online

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 20:59

Another avenue for selling plants are offices. I made up plant boxes for customers who didn't really want to grow things just plant and enjoy.

I mixed perennials, biennuals and annuals all ready to be planted out. All of these were grown from seed,most of which I collected myself. I try and grow all my plants with insects in mind and I don't use any chemicals.So I am bee friendly, good products and inexpensive.  I've had a lot of compliments and I know people have been pleased with them. I've got some orders already for next year

A successful market stall I know charges a flat rate of £1.50 for perennials and has a good range of plants throughout the year. Not an easy game but it is possible

Autumn colour

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 11:51

Some lovely plants you have there Dove, the silver fern is very nice

Who still has bees?

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 11:49

Bees are still loving the Cosmos, what a sweet flower the bee orchids are

Overview of the summer season- How has your's been?

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 11:48

 Runners- rubbish, Courgettes rubbish, sweet corn rubbish

Beetroots did well. Definately a good year for Rudebekias and Cosmos, the latter being late flowering but looking lovely now


Posted: 09/10/2015 at 11:44

I would give them ago, they are really tough. Just try and prevent the slugs and snails getting to them when they are small

Starting a flower or gardening business online

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 11:42

I've not sold plants online but I have in a local market. Prices have to be competative in this market place but still made a bit of cash and got rid of my surplus this way

Getting more wildlife into garden

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 19:01

Thanks Fairy, that does sound straight forward enough. OH thinks he got a jigsaw some where

Getting more wildlife into garden

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 18:26

Ha Has Dicemanc, I was imagining the same with those ramps I've had a hedgehog in the garden this year, the first one I've seen for years. Thanks treehugger you've inspired me to create some more gaps.

How is easy is it to cut a hole in fencing panels?

Next doors garden is full of brambles and bid weed a really good habitat for them I would think.

Discussions started by hollie hock

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?

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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


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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: 16/03/2016 at 19:02

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? 
Replies: 6    Views: 527
Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
Replies: 9    Views: 560
Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28


Any one grown it? 
Replies: 17    Views: 486
Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
Replies: 25    Views: 1099
Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
Replies: 5    Views: 486
Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
Replies: 7    Views: 546
Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48
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