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Latest posts by hollie hock

Gardening Books

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 21:04

I'd go for  Dr Hessayon, don't think you can far wrong with his books.You can pick up in charity shops and carboot sales really cheap

Dissapointed

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 20:19

Looks as if the couple of packets of seed have done you well. I've tried mixes of woodland, perennials and wildflowers from the likes of johstones etc.

It's been enough to get things started but on the whole I find that growing the actually plant/flower from seed that you want has been quicker, better and cheaper.....you can collect the seed as well

 

Plastic pots

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 21:05

My cats have brought a few in earlier this year, I think they are lovely............why would you want to kill them?

Website

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 21:00

Thanks, think it's at my end, bit better tonight

Website

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 21:51

Not sure if it's just me, but this site seems really slow

honey suckle

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 21:24

Not ever tried honeysuckle, I've had good success with clemantis dipped in a rooting powder.

If you''ve got the space and time maybe layering a honeysuckle branch into the ground? Not tried it myself

unknown plant

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 21:11

I got a few geums from a t&m offer a couple of years ago, they were tiny when I got them...........size of  a finger nail. It's been their first year in the garden, can't say that I was that impressed but will leave them be for now, it might be what others suggest that they get better in time?

The ones I planted in a sunny spot have given me a few flowers, the ones in a partial shade spot, no flowers but a lot of healthy growth

 

Cleome's how to look after them in winter?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:31

I'll be growing them again next year as well

I've been cutting off the spent flowers just to see if they will grow some more

Cleome's how to look after them in winter?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:16

Hello, I've grown Cleomes for the first year here, I'm growing them as annuals and not giving them any winter protection, I do think they would be difficult to overwinter. I don't think that they will cope with cold temps.

You can get some hardy fuscias that will survive the Winter, but it does depend on what type you've got. I've got a few that are hardy and will survive the Winter here but others have perished

My muse has deserted me ...

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 19:46

Hello Sara, not sure that it's the same but I have a woodlandly bit underneath some mature beech trees. I've found that spring bulbs, ferns, cyclamen, campion, mallow, pulmonaria, bugle, wallflowers seem to do ok here. Looks like you've got a lot of dappled light there.

I've not grown them but maybe a dicentra bleeding heart might do ok as well

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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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 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09

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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Last Post: 14/09/2013 at 21:28

Website

Site really slow 
Replies: 7    Views: 527
Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 16:30

What are these

Latest bargains 
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Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 23:15

Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
Replies: 7    Views: 474
Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 17:27
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