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Latest posts by hollie hock

Wallflowers

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 22:17

I grow a lot wallflowers from seed and have found that they can flower through out the year.

It seems to me that after the flowers then comes the seed and the plant has done it's thing.  I would cut the the blooms off and any pinching off of the side shoots will make for a bushier plant

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 22:06

There's a few that's still going, hard to believe as we are now into November. Cosmos are still great, snapdragons, clary sage, statice, rudebekias, penstemons, sweet rockets, evening primose, few feeble sweet williams and  the bowles mauve wallflowers

Long may the mild weather continue.

Matt if you see this I sent you a pm, don't think they are working properly, but I'm moving and can't take the garden with me

Too late to plant bulbs?

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 22:31

I love spring bulbs, always worth the effort of planting them when you see them flower in the spring

Too late to plant bulbs?

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 22:25

Not at all, it's the perfect time to get them in

Wild life...

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 22:24

I've managed to catch some of the Autumn Watch this week and loved it.

Enjoyed watching the murmarations of the starlings and thought the bit about the moths migrating was fascinating. I really like Chris Packham as a presenter, he does make me smile.

Never been a huge fan of the unsprung bit of the series, but really didn't like Nick Baker, his voice made me turn the sound off, hope he doesn't become a permanent feature.

That must of been wonderful flowers, hope I get to see them one day

Compost Bins & Lovely Rats

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 22:08

The  toilet seat is always down Farmergeddun, I've seen experiments of all sorts thrown around if you leave the seat up when you flush and I didn't even think about the rats!!

 

 

 

 

 

Leaving my garden

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 21:44

Hi Matty, I get where you coming from I think it's going to be a bit colder where I'm going to and don't know yet what aspect the land is. Feel better now I've got a plan and I'm hopeful there's going to be some more land available for me to try out new things

Leaving my garden

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 19:56

Thank you all so much, I really appreciate itIt's all happened very quickly and will be in my new home next weekend There have been a few tears already!

I've been adding to my spring bulbs lately and I can remember where I planted most of them, so will definately dig them up and put in pots for the Spring. My newly planted Buddelia is also coming with me as well as a piece of  false sunflower. Thinking that I might take a small selection of plants that flower at different times of the year and ones that give off seeds/spreaders/easy to take cuttings.

I don't expect to see any plants popping up at my new place, it's a small plot and just looks like lawn but yes I think there's going to be a lot more wildlife. Landlords already said there's bats resting in the eves I'm hoping to hear some owls too

Thanks again, it's going to be a good move for me and yes your right a blank canvas to start again with

 

Leaving my garden

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 22:32

I think it's going to be a few degrees colder. Where I am now, I think I managed to establish the gardens own micro climate, by putting up fences etc. I'm only moving a few miles along but it's a fair bit higher

Leaving my garden

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 22:10

Your right WW, my new garden is a lot smaller and I have no idea about the aspect, it's a lot higher than where I am, no problem with flooding...........the water will run straight downWill take some favourites and those that are small but spreading.

Discussions started by hollie hock

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: 13/05/2015 at 13:20

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: 1993
Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
Replies: 74    Views: 3973
Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09

Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
Replies: 16    Views: 731
Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34
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