hollie hock


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Summer has arrived

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 19:06

Great pictures, love the huge strawberry and the hedgehog, how lovely

I like gaillardias, known here as the goblins, very bright

As someone who has just tipped their toe into veg,here's my courgette plants


 


 

Help please - rust hollyhocks

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 22:21

My understanding is that they are biennual plants so once they flower that's it, their life cycle is complete. I think they are fully hardy so any plants grown from seed this year, will withstand the winter and flower next year, Not sure what you mean by flagged..........do you mean when the flowers are over and seeds are forming?

I've known some that self seed so almost become perennial.

Out of interest the leaves that made it through, are they the ones that are due to flower soon?

You can collect seeds once they have flowered, I would sow them straight off the plant once they are dried enough, that way you should be able to plant them out before the first frost and they will grow next year.

Hope that helps a bit

 

What is this?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:53

Sorry can't see them properly, the third one might be a larkspur...are all the pics the same plant?

Help please - rust hollyhocks

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:48

I don't grow them anymore because they get decimated with rust I have one plant just outside the garden wall which will flower this year, it's not doing too bad but has a little rust on it.

They've come this far think it's worth a go and treating them

SNOW IN SUMMER

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:11

How tastes differ.....................I have this here and really like it

The garden was landscaped last year and a couple of small clumps were planted and I like the fact that it's hardy,needs no maintenance, gives plenty of flowers, acts as ground cover and looks lovely hanging over the walls.

If ever I thought it was taking over I would just pull clumps of it up

 

 

New arrival

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 20:56

Turned out to be a day lily

Orange/apricot in colour, looks lovely, especially as it was a freebie

Help identifying plants

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 20:58

Hello, thanks for the id of no 3 snowberry. I inherited this one and often wondered what it was.

It's on the border of the garden but I find it invasive as it pops up in the beds and is almost impossible to pull out. Don't think it has any useful purpose for nature, so I would be careful of where you plant it.

 

 

 

Anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 20:00

MIght be worth trying a new post to this thread and see if the tree icon is there then. I can't see the tree icon on my previous posts only the one that I'm writing.......hope that makes sense

Another bee question

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:52

Thanks both, caught a glimpse of a couple today and from what I can tell they look like bumblies. Leaving it or the base is an option as we don't want to do them any harm.

Been on the bumblebees conservation site and they advocate leaving it alone as the nests don't last for long and the queen will find somewhere else to hibernate. Wasn't sure if the queen hibernates in the same nest or finds somewhere else but it looks as if she will move on.

Thanks again

Free Cosmos Purity Seeds with March Issue

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:23

Not yet....but looking like strong healthy plants

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