hollie hock


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Corn cockle

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 21:48

Corn cockles aren't rare, I've grown them in the past. As for poisonous I suppose they might be if you ate them. Nice tall plants never really had the space to grow a real show of them

Verbena

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 22:14

Mine seem to come back although the last couple of Winters haven't been that cold. I think they are half hardy.

I've never mulched them but if you lived in a cold spot might be worth doing. Not ever taking cuttings but might have a go, mine aren't flowering yet but really strong and healthy

Unknown Flower

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 22:08

It's very pretty, looks like the windflower to me too

Bowles Mauve

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 22:00

Very pleased to report that some of my cuttings have taken, there's new roots coming out of the bottom of 2 of my pots. That was super quick, I took some later last year and they took a while.

Thinking what else I could have a go at

 

Rudbekia

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 07:37

Were the seeds any good? For some reason they have grown really well for me this year, both seed collected think a couple of years ago and a new packet.

Fox gloves

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 20:48

Nice to see things flower when you've raised them Patsy. Got some in the garden hopefuly they will flower next  year

What have I planted here?

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 20:38

Could it be a verbena?

wallflowers

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:30

I find that if you cut the seed pods off they sometimes keep flowering. The seeds pods should be allowed to dry on the plant, the seeds should look yellow/brown in colour.

You might not get the same colour but you'll have a surprise next year. Wall flowers are really easy to grow from seed and produce great plants

Wallflower Seeds

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:15

The seeds do take a while to grow brown, I've got a cloth of gold that I will collect seeds from but this year I splashed out and bought some Fire king and a pink/purple one.

Like the look of both of varieties, would like a good show next year of them

Wallflower Seeds

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:05

Hi Matt, no don't think so. I've always waited til the pods have dried out and the seeds are yellow/brown.

I've sown a few seeds but still have to get my red and pink ones going, think there's plenty of time

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

Propagation  
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Honeysuckle

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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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 20:59

Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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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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Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 15:01

Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Last Post: 20/09/2016 at 21:00

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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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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