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hollie hock


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seed share

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 20:09

Hello Gardengirl, I have loads of the false sunflowers, it will have to be the roots again as it's been cut back now. One thing I did this year was to cut a top off the plant, stuck in some compost and it grew !

This year again it attracted loads of insects and butterflies. I'm no expert but I think it might do better in the ground than in a pot. It seems to be a spreader, I dug out loads of it last year, but you wouldn't know that now!

The white campion has flowered this year  so am leaving it to self seed hopefully, and the honesty plants are coming on great, looking forward to seeing them flower next year. Been a bit amiss with the white mallow, just planted them out.........but if they have survived this far they will be fine.

seed share

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 21:37

Can never to get to grips with the quote thingy

Wallflowers

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 21:31

Defintaley pinch the tops out, the more you do the bushier they become

Echinacea plants

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 21:28

I find them tricky plants until they are established and they take a while to do that.  Sounds like you've got some good healthy plants. Last years plants have put on a great show this year here

I have one remaining alive plant from seeds sown earlier this year and it's tiny but I will be keeping it in my cold frames over winter

 

Prayer plant(Rabbits Track)

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 22:21

I know them as prayer plants, I've seen some about in the garden centres. Not sure if it's just me but I don't see a lot of houseplants for sale anymore

seed share

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 20:46
Gardengirl.. wrote (see)

I may end up with lots of Acanthus seeds to swap later in year



the sun has helped have lots of flower spikes and seed pods forming

Hello, not done a lot of seed collecting this year but will have a look in my tin to see what I've got. Gardengirl this looks like like a lovely plant, do you think you would have any left? What are you looking for?

Had a very nice time looking back on that thread nut My cleomes were great this year and the verbenias bon and my rudebekias are still flowering

 

red hot pokers

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 22:27

All 3 of mine flowered, they grew one flowerspike each plant, can't say that I was that impressed with the flowers, didn't seem to last very long but I do love the leaves. I left mine to die back so didn't deadhead them. Think they flowered around the same time as yours

Caterpillars

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 21:28

Thanks very much Bob, think your right, had a look today and it had gone, learn't that they pupate underground.

Not sure if it's just the season but have been gardening for wildlife for a couple of years and have definatley seen more catepilliars this year

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 22:32

Dove,four day weekends are great! I work part time so always have these now, lovely way to start to start no work!

The samples look really good gardengirl have fun trying them out

Been out and bought some spring bulbs, I love them....... such an easy and cheap way to keep adding. Got some grape hycaniths and some of the two tone purple ones as well as an aldi job lot of crocus and some bare root wallflowers. When you see them in the Spring, makes you feel very happy that you spent the time planting them

Caterpillars

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 22:16

The large slug like one was no where to found, saw this hairy one on the gate post this morning


 

 

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