hollie hock


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unknown plant

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 21:11

I got a few geums from a t&m offer a couple of years ago, they were tiny when I got them...........size of  a finger nail. It's been their first year in the garden, can't say that I was that impressed but will leave them be for now, it might be what others suggest that they get better in time?

The ones I planted in a sunny spot have given me a few flowers, the ones in a partial shade spot, no flowers but a lot of healthy growth

 

Cleome's how to look after them in winter?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:31

I'll be growing them again next year as well

I've been cutting off the spent flowers just to see if they will grow some more

Cleome's how to look after them in winter?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:16

Hello, I've grown Cleomes for the first year here, I'm growing them as annuals and not giving them any winter protection, I do think they would be difficult to overwinter. I don't think that they will cope with cold temps.

You can get some hardy fuscias that will survive the Winter, but it does depend on what type you've got. I've got a few that are hardy and will survive the Winter here but others have perished

My muse has deserted me ...

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 19:46

Hello Sara, not sure that it's the same but I have a woodlandly bit underneath some mature beech trees. I've found that spring bulbs, ferns, cyclamen, campion, mallow, pulmonaria, bugle, wallflowers seem to do ok here. Looks like you've got a lot of dappled light there.

I've not grown them but maybe a dicentra bleeding heart might do ok as well

red spider mite

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 19:33

When I grew lots of house plants, I always used to mist them with room temperature   water to keep the humidity up. I think spider mite likes dry and hot conditions

Garden sculpture

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 23:25

........... it's still advertising a commercial business wanting to sell something.............

Garden sculpture

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 22:02

Lovely as they are............isn't this just advertising a commercial business?

Non-flowering lupins

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 21:58

Hi again, sorry I don't know, after 3 years I'd be tempted to give up on them given the size of the leaves. Not ever heard of a blind lupin, but maybe it's possiblity

My Lupins seem to best in partial shady spot, where are yours?

What are these

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 22:51

Thanks very much, will find a suitable spot for them Be good to know the exact type Red, thanks

Summer has arrived

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 22:32

I've only got one delph that's made it through here, light blue in colour, the two tone one is stunning

Discussions started by hollie hock

Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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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?

Aquilegia 
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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

Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Last Post: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 20:04

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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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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