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hollie hock

Latest posts by hollie hock

Eggs, and cooking with them

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 00:05

Just got some chickens, I'm thinking  pickled eggs for the surplus

Which annual and perenial seedlings should be 'pinched out'?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:49

I tend to pinch out most of plants just to see what happens and I don't think I've killed any of them yet by doing this.

Wallflowers, snapdragons, night scented stock, cosmos are some that have done well.

I think as long as the plant has good healthy growth and they have a good root system they should respond well


What plants go well with lupins?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:42

Harden them off slowly and they should be fine to plant out,mine are putting on a lot of growth.  They are hardy so once used to the outdoors they will be fine. Lovely plants

foxgloves in pots

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:27

It's probably the best time to do this,they only have a shallow root system. Don't know about the effect on flowering, but one to a pot sounds like a good idea

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:18

I don't normally get involved in the cat problem discussion cotty100 but on this occassion I will. I do think you are being antagonistic.

The idea of having a blanket legal ban on keeping cats as purely housecats is socially least in my world it is.

There is a world of difference between a cat and snakes,spiders and the burmese python!  I know it's a snake. Just like they are different from hamsters, rabbits etc.  You could argue that keeping birds in an aviary is cruel? I think birds are meant to be free and fly!

Oh dear, someone was late for work because they had to deal with a mouse, big deal.



Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:51

Well done Gardengirl in bashing those nails out  When we built a fence super long screws were the answer.

Free pallets are great, you can do so much out of them. Although they  do get the fire started as well Busybee


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:43

Been fairly ruthless today (for me) and cut mine back. They do seem to be easy to root from cuttings. Got a few that had the jam jar with water treatment and they are growing

The Mystery of NPK

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:38

Love the pink bum Mrs G, I will always remember it now

Get thrifty

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:19

Freecycle and Gumtree are my favourites Lots of useful stuff being thrown out in  skips, pallets are greats as welll

Buzzing Shrubs

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:14

You're in for the long term nut  Not that I know anything about this at all. The shrubs around me are about the same height as yours, so you should have some flowers soon.

Don't know Lizness, but will investigate tomorrow

Discussions started by hollie hock

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


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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