hollie hock


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FRIENDLY INSECTS

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:58

Haven't seen for them years, had one in school. Sounds like they get on very well without the men

Received 48 perennial plugs, but what do I do next?

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:43

I bought a similar offer a few years ago, it's a difficult one. The plants when they get to you are so tiny. I think a potted mine on and kept them in a coldframe/mini sturdy greenhouse.

I love Echinaceas,  but as little plants I find them very difficult to keep them alive and over winter. Once they've got a  good root system under their belts, they are so strong. but the slugs do love them. Controversial but a few slug pellets around the base of the plants would really give them a head start

Poppy problem

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:56

It does sound like you have the annual poppies and that's what they do. The couple of annual poppies that I had had the petals blown off before they flowered. I'm leaving the seed pods on them to ripen for next year

Tomatoes

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:52

That's a good crop Salino, does nothing for me as I'm only growing them for my partner. Can't bear them myself! 

Fuchsia - when to cut it back

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:40

I can never remember when to cut them back. I'm I right it leaving them be all Winter and then when they start growing, cut them back then?

I think this is great time  Rosie, I've taken some stem cuttings and put them straight into compost, but also just plonked some in some water in my kitchen window sills.

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:18

I moved established plants last October Steve, they made it through, it sounds like they like their conditions.

If you were thinking of moving them I would be tempted to move them soon. I've found as long as you are gentle and move a lot of the rootball things transplant easily.

 

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Echinacea problem

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:03

I don't tend to feed any of my flowering plants, particularly perennial types, but that's just me. I'm wondering if the Miraclegrow has anything to do with it?

Tomatoes

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 21:44

Don't know as this is the first year of growing them. They are in a greenhouse. Tomatoes picked is a zero, but I think they just might be starting to ripen........maybe

Drooping Foxgloves

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 21:39

Don't really know, but when ever I'm faced with a floppy plant, I just give it a water and hope the for best. It could be anything,maybe this one is just a weaker one.

Onions - Autumn planting

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 22:22

That's great advice Wonion,thanks.

Planted some sort of onions earlier this year, straight in the ground and were amazed that we had to keep replanting them for a while. I'm thinking that they were so light that when the birds had a nibble it didn't take much for them to lift out.

They are growing now but not very big

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Honeysuckle

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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

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What is this going to be?

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