hollie hock

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Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 08:27

Mine are still going strong from last year and they also have fairly thick stems. They seem to take quickly from cuttings so it's worth having a go just in case the plant doesn't overwinter

Bedding Plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 08:19

I grew some trailing phlox this year, tapestry mix I think it's called, would be good for baskets

Are these aquilegia seedlings?

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 08:16

Lots of free plants there, I don't think I've ever had them self seed.


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 08:13

A Donald Trump thread, missed that one. No idea of it's content but my best guess is that it was going down a well trod path here of unpleasantness in the guise of political debate so the moderators removed it.

re pot palm/rubber type plant

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 07:47

Lovely plant, I haven't had one of these for years. I'd go for a bigger pot and add in some support. It will give off aerial roots, try and tuck those into the soil as they grow down

Seed saving

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 07:39

I've always found Jacobs ladder really easy to grow from seed, sow them now outside and you should have flowers for next year.


Posted: 31/07/2016 at 21:03

Only just seen your new pallet planter Gardengirl, you've done a good job. Looks very smart. Glad to hear the shed is progressing

Mother in law tongue

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 20:51

I've treated them to some time outside today madpenguin. They have had a wipe with damp kitchen roll and a tidy up. Had a go at some leaf cuttings too I'd go for taller narrower ones if possible Joyce to try and prevent them getting top heavy.

Before and after....

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:29

You've done a really good job Laura The great thing about creating a garden is that you can move things if you are not happy where they are. Enjoy the fruits of your labour

Shall I carry on with these seedlings?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:26

I wouldn't worry too much about the sun, they will really appreciate just being outside in natural light and ventilation. They are hardy perennials so they can cope

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

What's the chances of it growing back? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2016 at 09:52

Mother in law tongue

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Last Post: 31/07/2016 at 20:58


What type, must have scent? 
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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 14:02

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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Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 15:01


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Last Post: 20/09/2016 at 21:00

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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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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