hollie hock


Latest posts by hollie hock

When is the best time to cut back Penstemons?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 18:34

Managed to sneak a cutting off mine today

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 18:01

My partner does a lot of chainsaw work, blunted them today cutting down trees.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:56

That's a lot of land you are clearing Hosta, it's been a beautiful day for that sort of work.

Honeysuckle

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:53

Love that approach nut, yes have got plenty of material to work with

Honeysuckle

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:37

My first attempt at layering. I've covered the top now with some stones to try and help with mosture and it's very hot up there and watering will be a pain


 When I was up there I pulled a lot of it across to grow over our shed so it should spread over so we get the benefit our side.


 


 Took a few cuttings as well, a couple have drooped ever so slightly but so far so good with the others. Thanks for your help

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:22

Got loads done too Took cuttings of Verb B , penstenoms, Bowles Mauve and some Honeysuckle. Potted out a couple of perennials that over wintered in pots.

Lots of looking at things just starting grow fuschias and echineacias popping through. Saw a few bees, ladybirds and my first butterfly.

Honeysuckle

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 09:10

Hi nut, I'm thinking that that if I use a big enough pot maybe with some small stones in the bottom, it will stay put. I'll try the cuttings too.

My neighbour doesn't prune anything infact it's been a long long time since any gardening's been done there. It's a true undergrowth of brambles and bind weed.I don't see it because of the conifers and fence and fortunatly it doesn't take any light away from my side. I just have to keep an eye on the bind weed in the Summer.  I like to think his garden is very wildlife friendly hopefully there's some hedgehogs in there somewhere

Butterfly what/what on/where/when?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:55

Lovely photos. I'm always interested in what plants bring the most insects into the garden

Honeysuckle

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:49

 Morning, thank you for your advice. The difficulty with layering is that the shoots are about 6ft off the ground! I suppose I could fill a pot and plonk the offshoots in and leave it on the shed roof

Been looking up soft wood cuttings too, going to give both a go. Just a quick shop at Wilkos needed.

Well done aym on your success with air layering. 7 new acers and a peach is a great result.  I remember reading about this in the Dr Hessayan Expert books on houseplants. You can take cheese plant cuttings this way, I've not tried it though.

Hi Fairy, yes I think we've still got them as well as the Londons pride which is starting to clump up nicely. Your Verb B cuttings that you sent me are still alive, haven't had the heart to cut them down yet, which reminds me that I could have a go at taking cuttings from them

Hope everyone is getting some sunshine today

 

 

Honeysuckle

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 21:16

These are photos of the honeysuckle that is growing through my neighbours conifers. Its got pale lemon flowers and smells gorgeous.

The first pic is over the outhouses


 

This is a stem that I'm thinking of cutting off and circling in a pot with the bottom of the shoots slightly under the soil. Cover with a polythene bag?


 

Or could I use these green tips like penstenom cuttings?


 

It looks really healthy so good cutting material, thanks for any info

 

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