hollie hock

Latest posts by hollie hock

Windowsill propagator

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 10:14

I've always used the cheap unheated wilkos ones never tried with bottom heat

Can I move plants this weekend

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 10:10

It's so mild here, only had a couple of frosts so I think it would be fine to have a reshuffle of things here. It does depend on where you are

Fucshia Plant

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 10:07

I always forget when to cut them back, some fuchsias aren't hardy. I wait until I see some green shoots then I give them a trim back


Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:44

Ah thanks Zenjeff, I'm a bad speller


Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:40

When I've had them in the past, the rust just sorts of eats away at the leaves till there's nothing left of them.  In a previous garden it was all over them, so put me off growing them again.

I have one that somehow has made to this garden. I think it might be some sort of perennial type as it's still growing and it didn't have any rust at all.


Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:28

Do you mean snap dragons? If so, I don't think you can split them, stem cuttings might work, maybe?

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:25

I've left mine still standing from last year, hoping that they will self seed as I find  them tricky to grow from seed. I can see some new green growth in place already. Will cut back to that in Spring

Gardeners World returns 4th March 2016

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:21

That is good news, it will definatley feel like Spring is here then

Plants and gardening ideas needed urgently

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:14

That's a lovely display

Confused by seeds!

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:13

As much I love seed sowing I'm trying to keep my hands and fingers off them for about another month. I've grown Delphs, Cleomes, cosmos and sweet peas from seed before. With the first 3 I would sow maybe end of March/April? I used to start mine off inside around this time in a normal propagator but don't have any deep windowsills in this house and it can be a bit tricky this time of year with space and light etc

Can't remember if Aquelegia like a cold spell or not.

So all mine will be sown outside either in my coldframes or greenhouse. If I use a propagator I increase the ventilation or take the top off completley once the seedlings are up. 

Sweet peas would probably do ok now. Some people start them off in the Autumn and others wait till Spring. There's lots of seedaholics on here so you'll be sure of plenty of advice and encourgaement should you need it


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Sedum help please

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Sweet Rocket

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

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How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Lupins and woolly aphids

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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

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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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