hollie hock

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Foxglove or triffid?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 20:51

 That's interesting sanjy

Foxglove or triffid?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 18:09

Wow, great foxglove. Must have great genes, I'd save and scatter some seeds, just to see what happens

Forum changes now live

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 15:49

This has been fixed my end since the forum has changed. I can see all my old posts but not all my started threads. If I try to look back on threads I've started it brings me back to the forum, just as it's always done. I'm using laptop and fire fox


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 11:12

A lot of mine haven't been potted on yet Kitty,so I have tiny larkspur with tiny flower heads


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 10:54

Interesting question, I've added loads of honesty and sweet rocket to my compost bin. When I was cutting them back, I was thinking they would be good compost material as there was such a lot of green growth on them


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 10:51

Perennials can take longer to germinate and are slower growing. Most of my annuals have taken about 12 weeks to get to nearly flowering stage

Growing clematis Montana over an arch

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 11:09

Mines a rubens type I think. It doesn't get any particular tlc once they are up and running, they grow really fast.Water it in well at first and just keep an eye out for slugs or snails at first. It all depends on how big you want it to get. See how far it gets up the arch this year.

The front runner on the summerhouse is currently doing about 2" growth per week.

Growing clematis Montana over an arch

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 19:21

I'd plant it now so it gets its' roots down this growing season. Plant it deeply, they like cool roots and sunny heads. You could bury a lot of the bare stem if you can dig a deep enough hole.

I'm not pruning my montanas at the moment as they only flower on old wood and I'm growing mine over a summerhouse and fence. This is the only piece of advice I seem to remember about clems, is that if it flowers before June, don't prune.

I suppose you could cut back some after flowering and it should still put enough growth on to have flowers next year.

Foxgloves and Honesty

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 16:48

I had one white honesty that flowered last summertime, so if you really want to have flowers next Spring I would sow some more. I've sown some purple ones not long ago and they are doing really well

Foxgloves and Honesty

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 13:10

I've had some foxgloves that missed their year and flowered the following one so they might come through. I've been cutting back my honesty and it's still trying to flower so I think they will come into flower for you, just don't know when

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