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hollie hock

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Brutal Honesty

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 18:27

If they are brown, dry and come away easy from the seed head they are ready. You can either save them or sow them. They germinate easily from seed and will flower next year

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 18:23

Seeds have arrived jo in a lovely card, thank you

Brutal Honesty

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 21:36

They are quite tough plants, it might bounce back

Moonlight runner beans

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 15:35

.........they look pretty

Moonlight runner beans

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 15:19

Isn't that the way pansyface? Some years things grow well,other years not. Runners haven't done well for me but I have stacks of Rudebekias

Moonlight runner beans

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 15:08

I'm a little envious of both your good harvest, I do love runners. I have a couple of meals worth off the plants and frozen some but they are very thin on/off the ground. This time last year I had bags of them

Although it feels like Autumn hopefully I'll get a few more. I won't get them so early next year and will grow from seed.


Moonlight runner beans

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 14:47

Well not a good runner year for me. Might not be the just the Moonlight. I bought them as plants early in the season so they were in pots for ages before they got planted out. Very few beans and lots of black fly

I'd only been in the house for a few months so didn't really prepare the ground. Just chucked some feed on every now and again. Will grow them in a different space next year and might try another type

How's everyone's else been?

overgrown beds

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 22:32

Hi Amy, your plants look really healthy and great Lupins. A lot of plants in there can quickly out grow their space. Things just look a little cramped to me.

Have you thought about widening the beds at all?

The bowles mauve in the last photo would respond well to a trim, it will keep sending up new flowers. Dead heading is also a good way of keeping the flowers

Mildew free monardas

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 22:22

I love the look of these. I grew some on a whim this year, all being well I should be able ready to get them in the ground soon. Already looking looking forward to the display


non-flowering clematis

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 19:50

That's good to know linjoy. I had a look at it today and some of it has gone a bit brown but there's more green growth and plenty of buds.

It was very bare at the bottom so I was hoping to bush it out a bit

Discussions started by hollie hock

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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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28


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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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27


How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22
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