hollie hock


Latest posts by hollie hock

The rewards of idleness

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:45

I'm a hands off slowly slowly gardener. I'm really chuffed if things self seed and turn up in unexpected places.

GW + Monty + Nigel = spring

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:40

Lovely to see Monty back on our screens, really enjoyed it

Christmas cactus

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 09:30

Wow Busy LIzzie, that's looks amazing. My mum gave me a cutting but I couldn't get it grow. I've started getting back into houseplants

runners in polystyrene

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 09:23

Hanging off sowing runners until a lot later this year. Bought some early sown plants last year, no good

Anyone else strapped for space?

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 09:46

Yes as much I don't like to admit it, there's not much to be gained by early sowing. OH is planning a tidy up today of the garden, he's got plans for a new improved coldframe system

Seed tray outside

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 09:25

Healthy looking plants there flowers, like your milk cartons. I have a few mini coldframes/mini greenhouses, it's amazing how many plants you can grow in them

Anyone else strapped for space?

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 09:22

Thanks Hosta, I keep repeating that to myself. I used to start really early but I just don't have the right windowsills here. Will hang on a bit longer

Which plants would you want for free?

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 09:19

I sell or give away my surplus. Cosmos, sweet williams, sweet rockets, honesty, accheila have all been popular. I sell face to face so don't have the postage/packaging to think about.

Good luck with it, you can get so many plants from seeds and the enjoyment of raising them

Anyone else strapped for space?

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 09:15

NIce stacking. I haven't sown anything yet, I'm feeling as if I'm late, might start soon

Seeds in the house

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 10:28

Can you or someone you know knock up a coldframe/ small greenhouse type structure? A few bits of pallett and some thick plastic. I can't see a problem  with getting them to germinate. It's what to do with them after that, that you might run into problems with light, space and temps.

Those plants would do best out side once they are big enough, even a one of those cheap plastic greenhouses would be ok, just make sure it's weighted down.

My partner makes my frames for me, I'm still amazed at how many plants I can get out of them. Seed sowing is great, have fun

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

What's the chances of it growing back? 
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Mother in law tongue

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Honeysuckle

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Sedum help please

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New shoots

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Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Honeysuckle

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Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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