hollie hock


Latest posts by hollie hock

Is something sleeping in my geraniums?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 19:09

Cat's most likely culprit. I really like hardy geraniums, I've got some blue type. They grow really quick from splitting up a clump

pet companions

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 21:51

Gorgeous pets, been a real pleasure looking through them


I have serious dog envy. I'm in the position now where I could have a dog of my own my family always had them but at the mo not quite ready to take on the committment. So for now my 2 ginger toms, Tips and Allie




Born in a tyre and they were only the surviving ones in the litter. They've been trained to come in at a  bell which works most times and to sit for food.


Not the greatest pic but here's long Allie



Wildflower ID

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 20:34

I grew  white and a deep pinky one. The pinky one was the better plant, the white one didn't survive after it flowered. Think this would be a good one for my new shady bed

gallery of shame

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 20:10

Great thread. The montbretia looks fabulous to me, no weeds and good for the insects! The gnat bite patch coming on nicely there B3

Ferric phosphate slug pellets

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 21:55

I've had to resort to using these recently Fishy. Last time was probably a couple of years ago.


I've spread them really thinly around the main problem area. A couple of very light applications and then I leave it at that. I've just done that with some foxgloves that have been in the ground for a year and all the developing flowers were just eaten. Today I've noticed them growing some more


I like to think the small amount I use gives the plant a fighting chance after that's it's on it's own. My cats aren't interested in them at all. I would have thought dogs the same.  I don't think they are good news to wildlife at all, very toxic

Too many plants

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 21:47

Some serious plant propagation going on with you fidgetbones Looks great

Pallets

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 21:42

Hi GWRS and Aster, I've only just seen your posts. The pallet planter hasn't been planted up yet My partner lined it with thick polythene both sides befores he filled it and it's got loads of drainage.


The plan is to plant it with some night scented stock, phlox, maybe aubreita if it worked. he plants I'm thinking of might be able to cope with drier condtions.


I hadn't considered adding any of those crystals,I don't know what you mean about wicks?


I have a few small pots of the stock so will have a go and start to plant it up and will let you know how I get on

Plant ID needed please

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 20:48

Honesty

cosmos plug plants

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 20:45

If they are outside the only thing I can think off is that they haven't been hardened off or frost maybe?

Busy day in the office

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 20:40

Very bright and cheerful. I spotted bugs B3

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: 08/06/2016 at 08:29

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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