hollie hock

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Hi Everyone!

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 08:16

Hello, how exciting to start off a new garden! Lots of ideas and advice here. Love the name, I used to keep Rainbow fish years ago, they were my favourite

What plant is this

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 18:22

Calendula was my first thought as well

is this a weed?

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 11:02

Hi nut, yes I did, glad you like them. I inherited the plant many house moves ago now, keep bringing chunks of root of with me and keeps it going Mine looks like Gary's photo so will be flowering soon.

Wilting hydrangea

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 09:19

I don't grow hydrangeas. Yours doesn't look well with all plants like this once repotted and watered, stick them somewhere out of direct sun and give them some time, might perk up

Seed swap

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 08:55

Hi Lyn, I'm just starting to collect some seeds.

I will have some ragged robin seeds soon, they are tiny so quantity won't be much. I done this before and they have germinated well. They should be white ones.

Will also be collected some sweet williams as some are starting to go over.

Once I get round to sowing them I will have some wallflower Fire king and another pink type to offer

I'm looking for perennial insect friendly seeds. I've also started to grow houseplants again so any small off shoots of those would be good also.


is this a weed?

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 08:44

Yep I have this, it's an Inula, happily known in this household as false sunflower. Those fluffy bits open up into bright yellow flowers that the bees and butterflies love.

It does spread ( a lot) so you can just hack a bit off the roots to keep it in check

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 22:41

Very pretty flower patch Matty, amazing how quick things grow.

Not really planned but I have a surplus of Rudebekias so I have plonked them all in a raised bed, so will have a cutting bed full of them soon

Is this a bug or disease?

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 21:20

I've been out squeezing the leaves now, stops the plant looking so bald

Is this a bug or disease?

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 21:58

A few of my plants have this, didn't realise you could squash them inside I usually just take the leaf off

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned!

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 17:04

I inherited some of this in a past garden, managed to get rid of it by digging it up so hopefully you've got it all. I hate creeping buttercup too

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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What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Sweet Rocket

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

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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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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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