hollie hock


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Penstemon 'Phoenix Red'

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 13:51

Not ever grown these from seed, but splitting the plant seems to be good advice. I think you can take cuttings from them as well, if you didn't want to wait until the Spring for new plant making

Mystery Plant

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 13:49

That looks a bit  like  the annual clary sage that I used to grow in my last garden.

Can't help on the seed bit though, is that the seed pod? It looks dry. Can't remember what what the seeds looked like if it is a clary sage, but have a feeling that they were small

Aloe vera plants

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 23:04

I think aloe plants are succulents. I always follow Dr Hessayon advice on repotting these. They don't like water when they aren't growing, all their water is in their leaves so they are very prone to rotting off.

He says that when you are repotting, don't repot a succulent straight away, allow it to dry out a bit, the bigger the plant the longer you leave it.

If it looks healthy I'd keep an eye on it, if it looks like it's going to die, I'd lift it for a while and the replant it

 

 

Growing Roses

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 22:52

Not a rose grower, I do love them though. In my grandads garden there are still roses in bloom from his parents garden, probably over 70 yrs old now

david spikes, that's an amazing photo, beautiful

Roses and clematis to train along a fence

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 22:36

Clematis Montana grow really quick if they are happy

Blue Geraniums - no flowers

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 22:27

As long as the plant looks healthy, they will flower. I got some blue geraniums off a friend and they've only just come into flower in the last few days. I think plants do their own thing

Morning glory

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 22:13

They are looking loads better then the ones that I grew Logan, they look really healthy

Rik Mayall

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 22:09

Me too Fishy,very funny guy

Is this a Clematis?

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 21:46

Sorry slow typist, short attention span and very poor internet

It's very pretty, I just liked looking at the buds...........  I'm so amazed at how the big the flowers are, I love it, they are so beautiful and so strong.  Trying to train it to grow over the shed.

I inherited this and according to them that planted it this is it's best year yet. When is the best time to do any pruning?

I've only had the Montana and the Jackamini types before

Is this a Clematis?

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 21:18

Thank you both

I wasn't sure when it was growing. I've only had the early flowering types before. The buds have been around for weeks and all of a sudden they turn in to this!

I think this is the first year that it is flowering. Very nice colour Flora

 

 

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