hollie hock

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Clematis in pots

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 08:42

I have a montana type that has been with me or friends for many years. It's still in the large pot,not sure how I will get it out of there. This year I'm making sure it's having plenty of water and I fed it blood fish and bone and it's doing well.

Lupins and woolly aphids

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 08:29

Sorry to hear of your plants demise Bob Bob. I'm still checking everyday and so far no sign of them. Flower spikes are just starting to form, it was around this stage that the aphids descended last year.

Help! I need to know what this is before it takes over!

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 08:22

I had one of these self seeded in a pot, fast forward a year and I've grown loads of it. Bees love it and I find it easy to grow from seed.

seed sowing

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 14:07

Great foxgloves G Donkey,most of mine got eaten. I've sown wallflowers, some purple honesty and some catananche recently. I've not tried pinching pinching foxgloves out, most things get bushier

What is this weed ?

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 14:00

Argh! That's creeping buttercup, get it out quick! I used to have a lot of this in one garden. I dug a lot of it out but still had to go behind and use a topical weedkiller

I stand with Pansyface

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 13:34

Welcome back pansyface

Progress update

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 21:02

What on earth is happening here? I've read pansyface's recent posts about how she is struggling to read threads now the forum looks like this. She's got a valid point, it is a lot harder on the eyes. There's nothing disruptive or offensive in there that I can see. I don't understand this at all.

It's all very disappointing, after years of  no moderation here, a long term member gets blocked for what, I'm not sure?  

Take care of yourself pansyface, wishing you well

gallery of shame

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:37

Hi Cloggie, glad to have been of help. I think the brown checked colour scheme is due for a bit of a  revivial. There's a 3 seat G plan sofa under the purple cloth too

Best sofa pp, I'll take a pic of the other one once we've got in there

Just re read my last sentance, someone might get a bit of surprise if they opened it, or is that just me?

I'm intrigued by the bunk beds as well and will have to give Cloggies scarecrow a longer look

gallery of shame

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:20

So funny!

Kitty, yes he has blended in well, Runny, he knows what's behind the summerhouse! Unedited photo to follow.

Oh yes it's relaxed alright! Relaxed furniture...........that will keep me smiling

I've started a gallery of shame folder  on my laptop Ha ha love it!

gallery of shame

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 18:39

All so funny KEF love the before and after picture, the spuds are looking healthy. Good spotting kitty on the bamboo sticks I had to look for a while to find them.

A few from me, sticking to the no tidying before pic rule

The summer house which was going to be used for relaxation

sweet rockets looking good

Not so good

Side of the summer house

The contents of the summer house are due for a bit of rejig in the next couple of days to make room for a corner suite that's in the way in the house

Love this thread

Discussions started by hollie hock

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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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?

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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: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

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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Any one grown it? 
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