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Latest posts by hollie hock

Too many ads in Gardeners' World Magazine?

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 10:04

I used to subscribe but found that I didn't really read all of it and  once I had it for a year, it was a bit repetative. Ended up with piles of magazines in dusty corners

new garden

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 10:02

My partner always makes curvy beds for me, much more pleasing to the eye, that way the lawn or in my case the green bit is curvy too. My garden is what I suppose is the traditional terrace garden, long and narrow. We've made seperate little areas and have to walk around things rather than one long path.

We've started to plant things that will climb over the fences etc so the eye is drawn vertically rather than just horizontally.

Can't help on the lawn issue, I'm trying to get wild flowers to self seed in mine

NGS Open Gardens

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 22:06

Maybe if I had a large garden, quite like the idea of it. Public liability insurance is relatively cheap for a year but would work out expensive just for one event I guess

My mum's Sweet Peas didn't happen.

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 16:12

Local markets and car boots sales might still have some

Corn cockle

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 21:48

Corn cockles aren't rare, I've grown them in the past. As for poisonous I suppose they might be if you ate them. Nice tall plants never really had the space to grow a real show of them

Verbena

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 22:14

Mine seem to come back although the last couple of Winters haven't been that cold. I think they are half hardy.

I've never mulched them but if you lived in a cold spot might be worth doing. Not ever taking cuttings but might have a go, mine aren't flowering yet but really strong and healthy

Unknown Flower

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 22:08

It's very pretty, looks like the windflower to me too

Bowles Mauve

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 22:00

Very pleased to report that some of my cuttings have taken, there's new roots coming out of the bottom of 2 of my pots. That was super quick, I took some later last year and they took a while.

Thinking what else I could have a go at

 

Rudbekia

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 07:37

Were the seeds any good? For some reason they have grown really well for me this year, both seed collected think a couple of years ago and a new packet.

Fox gloves

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 20:48

Nice to see things flower when you've raised them Patsy. Got some in the garden hopefuly they will flower next  year

Discussions started by hollie hock

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 25/07/2015 at 20:54

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: 19/04/2015 at 10:49

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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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

Cheap veg seeds

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

New garden

Some pictures 
Replies: 55    Views: 2074
Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
Replies: 74    Views: 4074
Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09
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