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hollie hock


Latest posts by hollie hock

Corn cockle

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 21:48

Corn cockles aren't rare, I've grown them in the past. As for poisonous I suppose they might be if you ate them. Nice tall plants never really had the space to grow a real show of them

Verbena

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 22:14

Mine seem to come back although the last couple of Winters haven't been that cold. I think they are half hardy.

I've never mulched them but if you lived in a cold spot might be worth doing. Not ever taking cuttings but might have a go, mine aren't flowering yet but really strong and healthy

Unknown Flower

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 22:08

It's very pretty, looks like the windflower to me too

Bowles Mauve

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 22:00

Very pleased to report that some of my cuttings have taken, there's new roots coming out of the bottom of 2 of my pots. That was super quick, I took some later last year and they took a while.

Thinking what else I could have a go at

 

Rudbekia

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 07:37

Were the seeds any good? For some reason they have grown really well for me this year, both seed collected think a couple of years ago and a new packet.

Fox gloves

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 20:48

Nice to see things flower when you've raised them Patsy. Got some in the garden hopefuly they will flower next  year

What have I planted here?

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 20:38

Could it be a verbena?

wallflowers

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:30

I find that if you cut the seed pods off they sometimes keep flowering. The seeds pods should be allowed to dry on the plant, the seeds should look yellow/brown in colour.

You might not get the same colour but you'll have a surprise next year. Wall flowers are really easy to grow from seed and produce great plants

Wallflower Seeds

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:15

The seeds do take a while to grow brown, I've got a cloth of gold that I will collect seeds from but this year I splashed out and bought some Fire king and a pink/purple one.

Like the look of both of varieties, would like a good show next year of them

Wallflower Seeds

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:05

Hi Matt, no don't think so. I've always waited til the pods have dried out and the seeds are yellow/brown.

I've sown a few seeds but still have to get my red and pink ones going, think there's plenty of time

Discussions started by hollie hock

Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 14:02

Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 18:01

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

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: 23/05/2016 at 20:04

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
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