hollie hock


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Planting out Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:48

Both my autumn and spring sown ones are left outside with no protection unless it belts down with rain. Haven't planted them in their permanent position yet, as I don't know where they are going to go

I like the everlasting types, generally no scent though. Had a pink one in my last place which I cut down one  Autumn and I thought I'd killed it............18 months later up it popped! It grew up a fence and trellis and looked really good. I wouldn't cut them back again though.

I've sown some more everlasting types this year and will use them as a screen somewhere

ps- Lovely logs Chris, looks really good

what are you propagating?

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:41

Sown a few seeds snapdragons poppies and some veg. I did try some autumn sowings of some annuals and they are still alive.

Took some Bowles Mauve cuttings late last Summer I think. Dipped some in hormone rooting powder and some without and just left them. Most of them took, think the ones with rooting powder are probably better plants, but the ones without are doing ok as well. I have been potting them on and they seem to be growing really fast There were some on sale in a garden centre for £8 each! I've still got my original two, not looking their best now, but waiting for my little ones to grow so I can replace them.

I also had a go at taking cutting from some sweet rockets last year. I was replanting the original plant and reducing it's  height and on one of the stems there were loads of offshoots so I cut them off and stuck them in some soil. I think they have taken as there as new green leaves, not roots at the bottom though

 

 

 

gardeners world

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 22:01

I really enjoyed the episode of GW, very pleasant enjoyable half hour of tv watching spent I like Monty and his presenting style and do wish it was on for longer. Will enjoy watching it throughout the season as well as Beechgrove. I'm not 27

Pallets

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 22:14

We picked up some free pallets the other day, currently being worked into a chicken coup

Butterfly sightings 2014

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 21:40

Over the last couple of days I've seen some tortoiseshells, peacocks and a comma, so lovely to see. Winter has gone, I love Spring time

Pallets

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 21:32

Great pictures no expert, I like the bench a lot. Pallets are great!

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 21:29

Only started growing a little veg last year, my favourite at the moment would be courgettes and sugar snap peas

casualties of the battlefield

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 21:27

Brilliant, looks like your winning the war

Followed threads

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 21:21

I don't think ever really used the followed threads options. If I want to find something I have a look at my posts and then click the link from there

first seeds sown ...

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 21:12

Looking really good djjj. I wouldn't worry too much about the temperature at the moment. I do the same as chicky. I always think that the condensation is a good thing when you want things to germinate as it's getting warm and moist there. It's when they are up that you have to think a lot more about ventilation.

Best of luck with your first sowings, I only started a couple of years ago and it never ceases to amaze me how many plants you can get from sowing seeds

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