hollie hock

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Not received September Issue of GW Mag..

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 20:17

Mine arrived as normal, does seem quite late, maybe email them?


Keeping cosmos

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 18:35

Cosmos are lovely flowers- I've been growing the Purity ones for the first time this year.

Interesting what you said about the white roots. One of mine got really battered earlier this year and the stem was badly bent- the plant was still alive so I just left it resting on the ground.Just by chance I picked up the stem the other day and there are loads of roots coming out of the stem that was on the ground. So I guess it is possibly to take stem cuttings

tidy up sweet wiliams

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 18:16

Hi ping, I've had these in my garden for the first year. I'm going to let mine die back on there own as they aren't taking up much space.

Become a hedgehog champion!

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 22:48

Hi Flo, I would have a chat with the resue woman and talk to her about  your experience. Don't give up, to me if one hedgehog is now a familiar in you area, then there's lots of possibilities.

What plant is this please

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 22:34

Hi Kate, the fridge thing is step too far- just can't be doing it. So maybe I should go ahead and sow them anyway and see what comes of ti

Become a hedgehog champion!

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 21:29

Hello, I'm ever hopeful that I will have some hedgehogs. I have some gaps in the boundary to next door just in case.  Flo- sorry to hear about Blue Boy, but as you said, he's living the natural life. Are you going to do some more re-homing?


What plant is this please

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 21:10

Thanks for the interesting thread  I've been thinking of getting this plant for a while now.

Some of the seed suppliers have said that they need a peroid of cold in a fridge to get them going. Gary- Was this your experience? I'm all for growing from seed, I can wait to see a result, but can't be doing with the faff of having to put them in the fridge before they germinate. 

I want to grow them as they attract bees & butterflies.


Keeping cosmos

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 20:45

Hello, my understanding is that Cosmos are annual plants, so I would suggest growing fresh from seed next year. I've been growing Cosmos Purity this year- lovely plants. May have a go at saving seeds but only as an experiment- in my opinion best grown fresh from seed every year

What a strange season

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 20:00

Totally agree with you, it's been a strange growing season for me. Only in the last couple of weeks have my Cosmos & Scabious started flowering.  They do look good though, long may they last   My Rudebekias are finally putting on a show. No luck with the Delphs they got munched a long time ago and I only had one flowering show of the Lupins.

Today I noticed that maybe some of my spring bulbs are sprouting Let's all enjoy the glimpse of the Indian Summer



Posted: 04/09/2012 at 19:21

Hello, I inherited my garden and I have loads of the yellow primoses, they grow everywhere. I transplanted a lot in to a bit of the garden earlier this year- called "primrose hill" some are in flower now and I'm still going to have to thin them about before next Spring. Lovely plants

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