hollie hock


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Germination times

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:27

Didn't know that you can germinate sweetcorn on damp kitchen roll Zoomer, do you find this is quicker than doing it in seed trays? Just sown some this way and they are in the plastic greenhouse

Plant Id Please

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:24

If you manage to grow one of these you will never be with out it, there are loads of viable seeds per plant. I found an old brown envelope with collected seeds in the bottom of some pots a few weeks ago. Loads had germinated without soil!

I've potted them up into medium sized pots and they will be planted out when big enough for flowers next year. I think they have quite large tap roots so I won't leave them to long in the pots. I've seen the purple ones in hedgerows, you can get them in white as well

Hostas

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 22:45

Cool will give it a go, love making new plants

Hostas

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 22:19

I've got 2 large clumps in pots both in leaf now, one is slightly ahead of the another. This is my first year in this garden so am trying to propagate as many plants as I can.

Hostas

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 22:10

Didn't know that you can split them now, thanks guys

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 21:49

I found it really easy to grow CharlieBot, I just sowed the seeds and left it uncovered in my coldframes. Plenty have germinated in about 2 weeks.

I grew some a few years ago and they did well in a sunny spot, tough plants don't think the slugs or snails touched them. Be good to know how the chilling works, Larkspur are lovely plants

Moving Bulbs

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:41

Yes, I moved some grape hycaniths out of pots and into the garden a couple weeks ago. They were just coming into flower at the time.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:36

Woo I have trouble getting larkspur to germinate as well. Not ever heard of giving the seeds a chill so will try that as well.

So lovely to be able to enjoy the garden in the house. I've got some cosmos, cornflowers just popping up. Rudebekias make a lovely cut flower too.

I'm growing Statice again as well, easy to grow and quite chunky, lasts well in a vase and you can dry it as well.

Hostas

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:26

The plant may go into a bit of shock if it was actively growing. I got mine off a lady who split the plant when it was dormant in Autumn I think. I'd give it a good drink, I'd say that it will survive just might not be at it's best this year

Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:18

Seeds have started to germinate  got plenty of white cosmos, statice, sweet pea and some cornflowers. Sowed a lot later than I have done in the past so interested to see how things come on

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

What's the chances of it growing back? 
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Which spot is best? 
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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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How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Honeysuckle

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Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Jacobs Ladder

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

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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