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Latest posts by hollie hock

Depth advice

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 21:07

I tend to go with at least twice the size of the bulbs. I have planted crocus/grape hyacinths deeper than that and they always seem to find there way through.

I think with the larger bulbs the deeper the better as I regualary disturb a lot of the smaller ones, I just chuck those ones back in

What to do with broken fence panels?

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 20:59

It would be good to make something out of them, your right the prices of some wooden stuff is sometimes unbelivable

Canadian snow

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 20:51

Great pics Bill, as others have said when it snows in the Uk, we don't seem to be anywhere prepared and the whole country seems to descend into chaos. I don't like it much but it does look beautiful

Seeds I've collected

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 20:46

I use the cheap brown paper money envelopes and am putting them in a dark cool cupboard. First year of proper seed collecting

Hard plants to grow from seed

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 20:43

I always have trouble with delphs and larkspurs, don't think I've ever got a delph seed to germinate, not sure why? 

I grew verbena boneralis this year for the first time and they took an age to germinate, I put them in the fridge, out of the fridge, when I finally ignored them, they did well

hydrangea.when can i move it?

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 21:46

No way an expert, but I'd move it now as the soil is still warm and gives the plant a chance of getting some new roots established before the winter comes in.

getting those plants in before the storm

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 21:43

I'm sure they will come through flowering rose, I love wallflowers, they are so easy to grow from seed. I think you tend to get better plants grown this way. The great thing is that you can collect seeds off them next year and grow some more for free

Sweet Pea germination

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 21:35

I'd say a few weeks at this time of year

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 21:29

Strangely I don't find that creepy at all, I think it's rather beautiful. I'd be pleased to find that in my garden

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 21:23

That's a big spider! I'm glad it lives over there. I can only imagine the webs


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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