hollie hock

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Tall Verbena

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:25

I did be tempted to cut them back, they do grow really quickly.You'd have more flowers. If you did cut them, the bits would make good cutting material. Not tried it myself but others have said they've had success with it.

Lovely plants, got a couple here, if the Winters not to harsh they can pull through as well

Perennial sweet peas

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:18

They can take longer to germinate than annual ones. I had a go with some old seed and planted a few in a square pot and left them alone, think I must have been lucky as I have a few that are doing well.

Started mine off 31st March, think it was a couple of months before I saw anything

What is wrong with this Rudbeckia plant (see photo)

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:15

I'd repot it and take off the affected leaves when it grows a bit more. Mine are outside in pots

save a bee with some sugar water

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 20:04

Will do this when I see one

Bowles Mauve Cutting

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 20:16

Good luck with them, I've got to do some more as a back up in case the ones I've got don't make it.

Think I heard that it's best if the bag doesn't touch the leaves and mine last year took a while to root.

Bowles Mauve Cutting

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 19:48

I took some last year which on the whole came through. Take a non flowering stem if possible, remove the leaves leaving the top ones. I did the bottom of the stem in rooting hormone, this is optional. Place the stems round the edge of the pot, water. Cover with a clear bag, like the freezer ones and place out of direct sunlight.

Take the bag off in a couple of days and leave alone.

I took some a few weeks ago which are looking ropey as I think they got to much sun on them. When I take the cutting material I place them in one of the freezer bags with a zip top to keep the moisture in.

Always best to take quite a few, so a few failures aren't so dissapointing

Standing Pots in Water in a Tray

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 18:33

I water all my little plants like this, for all the reasons Bob says but also it saves me time as I don't need to do it so often

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 22:28

Very nice Tootles, only just planted out my sweet peas

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 22:23

That's a very pretty display Chicky. I must remember about this plant, I've made a note of it I'm sure before

Plant ID

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 09:42

I've taken cuttings off a pink montana in the past, mine took a while to get going but we've planted one in the this garden this year

Discussions started by hollie hock

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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?

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