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Latest posts by hollie hock

Poppy problem

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:56

It does sound like you have the annual poppies and that's what they do. The couple of annual poppies that I had had the petals blown off before they flowered. I'm leaving the seed pods on them to ripen for next year


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:52

That's a good crop Salino, does nothing for me as I'm only growing them for my partner. Can't bear them myself! 

Fuchsia - when to cut it back

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:40

I can never remember when to cut them back. I'm I right it leaving them be all Winter and then when they start growing, cut them back then?

I think this is great time  Rosie, I've taken some stem cuttings and put them straight into compost, but also just plonked some in some water in my kitchen window sills.

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:18

I moved established plants last October Steve, they made it through, it sounds like they like their conditions.

If you were thinking of moving them I would be tempted to move them soon. I've found as long as you are gentle and move a lot of the rootball things transplant easily.



Echinacea problem

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:03

I don't tend to feed any of my flowering plants, particularly perennial types, but that's just me. I'm wondering if the Miraclegrow has anything to do with it?


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 21:44

Don't know as this is the first year of growing them. They are in a greenhouse. Tomatoes picked is a zero, but I think they just might be starting to ripen........maybe

Drooping Foxgloves

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 21:39

Don't really know, but when ever I'm faced with a floppy plant, I just give it a water and hope the for best. It could be anything,maybe this one is just a weaker one.

Onions - Autumn planting

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 22:22

That's great advice Wonion,thanks.

Planted some sort of onions earlier this year, straight in the ground and were amazed that we had to keep replanting them for a while. I'm thinking that they were so light that when the birds had a nibble it didn't take much for them to lift out.

They are growing now but not very big


Canada Geese going home : (

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 22:11

Funny you should say that, I haven't seen any swallows for a few days,maybe they've legged it as well.

New garden

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 21:52

Thank you, it means a lot 

I'm looking forward to getting my exciting seed parcel. Still love growing from seed, it's so much fun growing new plants. Will always grow flowers, but at the moment I'm loving the veg!

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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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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