hollie hock

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Bare root wallflowers

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 17:58

Markets and carboots would be a good place to look, I haven't seen any about here yet

Am I just being impatient?

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 17:57

That sounds very interesting Buttercup days, a picture would be good if you have one


Posted: 07/09/2016 at 17:52

I like worms, the more the merrier.

Small hedge of perennials, any ideas?

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 16:28

How about a Bowles Mauve wallflower, they can grow into small shrubs, likes a bit of sun.Undemanding and keeps on flowering

plant ID please

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 20:02

There's a couple of sweet peas in the back, middle back looks a bit like London's pride to me. I can make out the red fluffy flower, it almost feels artificial to touch. I think it might be some sort of Astibe. Is the one next to it at the back the same plant?

I don't know how it works for other browsers, but for Firefox I left click and select the view picture option and it opens a bit bigger

Sarah Raven seeds -v- Thomson Morgan

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 19:55

Hi Bright star that's a better deal if you get free p&p.  I use seedaholic but never heard of higgledy

Sarah Raven seeds -v- Thomson Morgan

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 17:14

I'm not that keen on T&M I had poor germination rates on a couple of things a few years ago and never went back to them. Sarah Ravens packaging and website look beautiful but not enough to tempt me to spend extra for it.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 21:28

Ah missed it, I stopped watching tv a few months ago and was thinking I might switch the box on again for this. I'll be joining you with iplayer as well DD

Caterpillar ID please

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 18:13

Nice one Gardengirl Which way round is it? Is the pointy bit a tail? I was out yesterday and used those magnifying eye glasses to look a caterpillar, amazing structures, like something out of a sci fi film

Rudbeckias gone mad

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 18:07

Hi aym, what a nice surprise for you   It's amazing how things can pull through underground. I once cut back an everlasting sweat pea and thought I'd killed it, it missed a year but came back.

I will try the purple echinaceas again, love seeing clumps of them and the insects appreciate them too. They just don't seem to grow big enough from seed to put in the ground in their first year and then they cark it. So I haven't sown seeds for a while now. I have a hot bed that really needs starting again from scratch so I think they would do well in there

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

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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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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 20:59

Move it now?

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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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Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 08/06/2016 at 08:29

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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