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Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:44

I water when I can, if you have small pots I find that giving them a good bottom drink seems to cut down on the watering a bit


Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:42

Good news Daisy, I wouldn't be with out mine. I started with one and the collection seems to have grown


Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:40

I don't have a greenhouse so do all my growing in cold frames, they aren't the traditional on the floor types, more like sturdy  mini greenhouses with shelves so you can move things about. OH made them out of bits of wood etc covered with thick plastic sheeting so they can be closed.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 20:17

Lovely pictures


Posted: 06/06/2013 at 19:42

I've got a white or peach one that is showing signs of buds, but not much else.

Hadn't thought that some of them might not flower....... I take it they will flower next? I grew loads of white and peach ones last year will have to take a closer look at them. I would say so nut...........sounds like to the plant it's not worth flowering and setting seed so late in the year. Seen some Lupin buds coming through, didn't think I see them before the foxglvoes

That looks a lovely spot Dove

New Plants, New Seeds- Ragged Robin & Sweet Rocket

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 20:48

Thought I'd update this as I'm so pleased with them, well worth the wait


I have a mini forest of them, been using them for cut flowers as wellCollected seed off the ragged robin and now have loads of new ones, which are flowering.

Growing from seed is great


Advise please

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 20:03

I've started growing herbs for the first time, I've got some some sage and tarragon in a raised bed with loads of drainage and some mint in a pot. It's been great fun already going out and picking the mint to make my own mint sauce

Pics of wild flower verges along roads

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 19:36

Hi Fairygirl, this was more recent...........might have been countryfile

I was wondering if the daisies were ox eyed and what the yellow ones were?


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 19:23

Hello everyone, not seen a single foxglove in flower yet, amazed at how late they are. Lots of healthy leaves and just a start of flower buds on a couple


Pics of wild flower verges along roads

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 19:11

Good idea Bev, were the pictures taken last year? There was something on a programme I watched recently was talking about this. Just imagine if all the councils allowed this to happen.....

Theres a few in there that I've introduced into my garden. Love the lone sweet rocket

I do often have a look at the roadsides as I go by will try and take some pics



Discussions started by hollie hock

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


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

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27


How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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