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Posted: 12/05/2016 at 18:51

Looks loads better on the eyes and significantly less scrolling! Thanks

I'm very ashamed.

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 09:06

If I'm feeling particulary lazy on the day I find them, I just chuck up in a pot and cover with soil to deal with later.


I've just discovered blood fish and bone so everything gets a sprinkle of this

Should I did up or leave ?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:56
plant pauper says:

That's a very polite way of putting it hollie hock. It's a *&%$£%&*&&!!!!!


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  it is indeed! Hateful plant, no qualms using a weedkiller on it. 

Should I did up or leave ?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:40

I'd get that creeping buttercup out of there. That's a spreader and a real pain

Don't you just love freebies

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:30

Excellent freebies, they look really healthy

night scented stocks seeds

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:28

The seeds of the night scented stock are tiny so I've never tried collecting my own. I had the best results last year with fresh seed. I got mine from seedaholics and had far better plants when I direct sowed instead of in strips/ seed trays. I might even sow some more so I will have them all Summer.


Giving them a  light trim seems to keep them going. The seed heads look to me like little antlers after the flowers, I cut those off to get more flowers so have never really tried to get them to self seed.


Not heard of Zaluzianskia before Ladybird, thanks. I love these night scented plants, great for moths. I got few white scented phlox on the go too

cosmos plugs

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 21:10

They are half hardy plants so could be  killed off if there is a frost which really does depend on where you are. I would say it's unlikely now where I am.Mine are in a open coldframe. It does sound like them being too wet, they don't mind dry conditions and can get battered in heavy rain.


I love the look of the antiquity ones btw I normally grow the mixed but this year I have some poppy ones, yellow and oranges too

Growing Helenium from seed.

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 21:04

I'm having a go at these for the first time this year. MIne have been in about the same time I think,no show. The seed I used was hardly fresh though. Perennials seem to take longer to germinate.

Lavender stems black

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 12:06

Hello, if the green shoots are small I think I'd let them grow on bit and then trim a small amount off at a time. That hopefully should encourage some growth from the woody stems. I know a lot of people say it won't grow but it's amazing what a bit of cut back does. I'm generally in the camp of where there's green and growth there's life


A nice top dressing of some fresh compost would help too. No daft questions here

Your new-look forum

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 11:57
Useful is a good word
michael mpc says:

hi team ever since the new format started I have replyied to a few  but I have   no feed back of any kind to any of my replys or even other people


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It might be that people are still finding their way around the new design so maybe not posting so much. It's still taking me a long time to navigate around and it is harder to respond to threads quickly.

Discussions started by hollie hock

Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 18:01

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?

Aquilegia 
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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 18:12

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: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 20:04

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 23:19

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28

Vetch

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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