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Latest posts by hollie hock

Bee spotting guide

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 21:21

Your welcome, I'm completely rubbish at naming bees but I managed to get a pic of one

Bee spotting guide

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 10:13

I've used this one and it did identify my bumble bee, you can upload any picture for ID or there's a booklet you can buy for £2.50

http://bumblebeeconservation.org/

 

http://bumblebeeconservation.org/support-us/merchandise/P8

 

 

Cats

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 10:00

I read on here that teabags soaked in Jeys fluid seem to work

Foxglove seedlings

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 21:58

They probably could go in now, but I'd been tempted to pot them on in a sheltered spot outside and then plant them out later in the year as strong big plants. They will survive a winter in the ground and flower next year

Cheese plant issues

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 21:38

It's been a while since I've grown one of these. I don't think you need to repot very often and if you get any rooting from the stems, allow them to grow down and bury them in the compost.

Anyone ever grown dwarf delphiniums and hollyhocks

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 21:23

I haven't grown the dwarf types, but I'm guessing they will probably flower next year. How big are they? I've over wintered hollyhocks and larkspurs in a cold frame

Buttercups

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 10:45

They look a lot prettier nut and dont have that horrible smothering effect either

aubretia question

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 10:34

I would say they do benefit from a good hair cut after flowering. I'm going to leave some seed heads on some to see if they self seed. I think if they like where they are they should self seed. Not much success at growing from seed, but I think it's possible to take cuttings, not tried it myself though

Buttercups

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 20:05

I would use weed killer, I painted a lot  leaves over the last couple of years and it does work. I've still got them but no where near as bad. I dig them out now but they do have strong tap roots and is difficult to remove completley. I'd cut the flowers off as well.

Saw the buttercup bit of Springwatch, what a difference between the two. The meadow buttercups look to me the type that you hold under your chin

Buttercups

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:44

I'm with you on that KEF. Been slowly ridding the garden of this stuff over the last two and half years, it's a lot better this. I would get it out as soon as possible, it really is hateful stuff



Discussions started by hollie hock

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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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 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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