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hollie hock


Latest posts by hollie hock

Strictly is back!

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 21:11

Love strictly, will be watching every week

tonight

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 20:25

Gorgeous, the light is beautiful

Night Scented Stock

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 09:58

I like their seeds Bob, I have always had good results from them.

Often when I've grown stock in modules I get a lot of germinations but a lot dampen off. I think they prefer to be kept on the dry side, I try and remember to water from the bottom.

The 2 pictures show the stock that I got from seedaholic in July. These were direct sown in little trenches and just covered over


 


 

They completely covered the slate, it's only recently that I have got them back and have still got a few going strong

Cornfield Annuals on Clay

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 09:42

I've grown corncockles on clay soil and they did ok. These didn't self seed for me. Not sure about the others but  I would guess that cornflowers would do ok as well.

Are you going to sow these now? I did an Autumn sowing of corncockles one year, they came through ok but did get leggy in the Winter

Not ever heard of night flowering catchfly but sounds interesting

Preperation for the big day!

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 09:06

Looking very good Tootles, very best of luck with them. Love Bob Marley, wish I had seen him live

Vetch

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 21:48

That's what I like to hear. Next door destroy a lovely little wildlife corridor at the back so he could his install his oversized summer house and patio. Any extras I'll chuck back in there

Seeds

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 21:45

I tend to just use multi purpose compost which on the whole does the job really well. Sometimes it can just a little bit too heavy and form a thick crust if it dries out.  Others here use a seed sowing compost or maybe a mix of the two.

I grow a lot of plants from seed but each year different things do better than others. It's a great way of getting a lot of free plants

Vetch

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 21:35

I think the one I have must be the common and annual type, very pretty flowers. So they should in theory flower next year.

That would be great Fishy, thank you and nut I love that our plants get spread around here

If it's dry tomorrow will have a look at them and maybe pot up a few to each pot with a bit of stick to keep them up

 

Night Scented Stock

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:30

I've always had mixed result when sowing either in modules or sown direct. This year I bought some new seeds from seedaholic and they have been great, especially the ones that were direct sown.

I've always used the fothergails, wilkos, johnstone packets but I really noticed a difference with different seeds. I don't know but maybe these ones were fresher?

I hope you give them another go as the scent is amazing, the moths like it too

Vetch

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:16

Yes the seeds look the same. Will plant in a group on their own then I think, thanks

Discussions started by hollie hock

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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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?

Aquilegia 
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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

Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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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? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28

Vetch

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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