hollie hock

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Startlingly beautiful

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 17:55

Thanks for that HC, makes sense what you saying and I could think of worse places to be


Posted: 14/09/2016 at 17:33

My first thought was the same as Fairy's, although 200 sounds like a lot, once you start planting them they soon disappear. I've started to appreciate the smaller daffs as they are not so much of a problem when they are over compared to the larger ones.

I'm doing a lot more bulbs in pots these days as I'm always digging up bulbs by mistake when I'm trying to plant something else. If you are planting in the ground. plant deeply, I think the general advice is twice the size of the bulb, I'd go deeper than that if you can.

I love planting Spring bulbs, always worth the effort when Spring comes around


Posted: 13/09/2016 at 18:31

All of mine survived nut A couple have got swamped by other plants and then got badly eaten since but they should be alright


Posted: 13/09/2016 at 17:40

I'd agree, it should take well by just dividing it. I love these plants

Startlingly beautiful

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 17:39

Beautiful, how can you tell it's just emerged or am I missing somthing obvious?


Posted: 12/09/2016 at 20:08

I'm going to try and fit in some September sowing this year  too Aym, don't want to wait until Spring

Verbena bonariensis & Powdery mildew

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 19:24

I've never really noticed mine having this. I think they are a bit like a grass... and shouldn't mind dry conditions. Do you think it might just the plants being a bit tired?

I've thought that about the cat, mine are so tall I can't reach the top of them

ID please

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 19:08

I found my first Verb B self sown seedlings not so long ago, very happy. Saves me the trouble of trying to grow if from seed or taking cuttings. I haven't used a hoe in that bed since the spring, I remember nut talking about it somewhere

Another mystery?

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 17:37

Not keen on this plant, I inhertited this in one of my  gardens and dug the whole lot up. It spreads quickly and I find the smell very unpleasant

Making a large compost bin

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 17:29

You might find some ideas on the pallet thread. I've got a large bin made out of old bits of wood. It's a bit hard to turn the contents over so it's not working as well as it  could do

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Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

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How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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What is this going to be?

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