hollie hock


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Unknown plant/shrub

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 17:49

Hello everyone,been to a seed swop/very cheap sale today and came back with this amongst other things.

The guy on the stall didn't know the name of it but it grows to be a big plant/shrub, has a flower spire bit like nettles he said.

The leaves are quite furry and soft to touch, bit like bunny/lambs ears  but not quite as furry.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/19626.jpg?width=350

 

He also said that it does best in full shade but he has made divisions of it and planted them in partial shade and they have adapted.

I wasn't that keen but OH wanted it

Thanks for any help

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 17:15

Lovely pictures everyone

Your Favourite Tools

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 20:16

Hi Brumbull, Thanks, never heard of them before

 

This made me spill my tea over the keyboard!

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 20:01

They will be an endangered species within our life times as the proposed cull has been approved.

Your Favourite Tools

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:51

Love my small kitchen fork (without handle) and a small paint brush handle, really useful for pricking out and planting seedlings.

A lute? Reminds me of medievil banquets

Seeds are up

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:36

Will leave them alone then, cold weather is due so that might get them going.

Good news Busy-Lizzie,it's great when you see them coming up after sowing.

Due to the cold weather expected here in the next few days,I will hold off sowing any more for now.

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:23

Enjoyed the programme, loved the chicken, made me smile. For me the programme could without Joe Swift, I think it's easy to say what would would look here and there without any regard to the individual garden, time and expense.

I really liked Monty's new path of bricks, gave some inspiration about how to use recyled materials in the garden. I disagree that it would be that expensive or need a mini digger.

I haven't laid a path that size but I have used reclaimed bricks to build steps in several parts of my garden. I guess Monty was demostrating a full professional job that you would pay some money for. It is possible to do this a lot a cheaper.

Picked up 40 red reclaimed bricks today

 

 

 

Best and worst

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 18:21

The best is definately planting out new stuff, especially if I've grown it from seed. Deadheading flowers in the Summer time is a close second for me. Sowing and pricking out seed I also enjoy. Also like planting spring bulbs as I know the rewards will be woth it

The worst is dealing with creeping buttercup, which I noticed today is already growing

 

Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 18:09

Thanks Dove, Trolls obviously they haven't anything better to do with their time.

Still early days Lucy, but it's exciting do something new, even if I get to eat a small sample of what I grow, I'll be happy. Think I will always be a flower girl at heart.

Picked up Dr Hessayons Veg & Herb expert the other day for a £1 as well as The shrub expert for the same price

Checked the mangetout, nothing sprouting yet

Talkback: How to grow lupins

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 17:47

Might also be an issue if you're using an ad blocking software. If I turn mine off I can see the video.

The seeds that I sowed last year and over wintered are doing well, got about 4-5 small plants. No idea what colour they will be as they were a mixed packet of Russells Hybrids. Not sure if they will flower this year, but I'm hopefull given the growth they are showing.

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