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Latest posts by hollie hock

Cut back kniphofia foliage?

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:03

I would cut off the brown dead/dying leaves.

GW and iplayer

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 21:12

Thanks for the link, missed one episode and  want to watch tonights again at some point.

Bee spotting

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 21:59

Seen a few pollinators out, they must be warming up

Lupins

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 18:00

One idea someone told me was if you think a Lupin is passed it's best, split it with a spade and replant in Spring. Haven't been brave enough to try it............yet, the large one without much growth might get this treatment, if it doesn't start growing.

Both my other large ones have got quite a bit of growth on them, some of the leaves are a bit damaged, don't think it's anything to worry about.

Will try a root this year Bunny as the purple one is absolutley stunning and would like another.  Not grown the dwarf types, are they annual or perennial?

Slugs and snails love the fresh young leaves, I use a one off dose of slug pellets if the small plant is being devoured, gives it time to grow a little. After that I don't use anything.

I love lupins

Lupins

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 09:14

One of my large ones isn't putting on much growth at the moment. i think even though they are perennials they might be shortlived only doing their best for a few years. I planted out a few little ones grown from seed before this cold weather hit. Seem to be doing ok.

 

MOB rants

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 21:02

Cotty.......... your ignorance and anger amazes me.  I love nature, wildlife, animals  and would never consider putting poison down to kill some ones pet. Shame on you.

 

Dry tips on house plants

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 20:24

Misting the leaves regularly really does help a lot of plants stay healthy, stops a lot of bugs too.  I never had any  luck with peace lillies, think I like the heating on way too much for them. If you have a badly affected spider plant, I have been known to trim off the brown tips. Wont save that leaf but does look a lot better

Seed swap

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 13:05

Hi, did register but they had already gone, looked like a good freebie

When to prune Arabis alpina "snowcap"

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 09:07

Thanks for your replies. Learnt last year the the aubriettas do respond to a hard prune after flowering so will give this the same treatment

When to prune Arabis alpina "snowcap"

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 19:11

Hi everyone, bought a few of these a while ago. Had flowers last Spring and it has survived the winter but has gone rather empty in the middle. It's flowering well now and has grown a lot. There some growth in the middle but not much. I really like this plant, evergreen over the winter and a quick grower.

I saw on GW a few weeks ago, one solution is to dig up and split. In my eyes it  doesn't look like a plant that lends itself to that type of treatment. 

I'm just wondering if this plant needs some pruning after it flowers, a bit like Aubriettas.

Thanks for any information.

Discussions started by hollie hock

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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New garden

Some pictures 
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Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Budelia

quick question 
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Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Website

Site really slow 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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Seedling Id

What is this? 
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