hollie hock


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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 19:56

Hello everyone, unexpected sunny warm day here, spent all day outside planting stuff out, watering and pricking out stuff. Finally the frames are starting to look empty 

The blue tits sound lovely Dove, I do love the birds but not encouraging any as now I have two cats. Sounds like you picked up some bargains Bev rescue plants are brilliant.

What are you sowing now?

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 19:30

Perfect time to sow biennuals........wallflowers, foxgloves, sweet williams, sweet rocket. I'm thinking great time to sow any perennials as well.

I've found if you collect seeds off the ragged robin once they are ready and sow them straight off the plant they germinate quickly and you can have the 2nd generation in the ground before winter ready for next year

Moon Garden Suggestions....

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 19:16

Hello bought some perennials early this year 10 for £10 and got some lovely campanulas which I thought some were going to be blue but they all turned out to be white.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=313

Been growing some ammi off the swop as well

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=118

White honesty, white campion, white mallow all biennuals which can be sown now for next year.

Thinking further ahead to next spring, there's some lovely white crocus and daffs

 

 

 

How long do Lupins live?

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 22:46

Hi greentooth, tbh I don't know. I have a few lupins one of which is in a heavy damp soil amd so far it comes back every year. When you say you lose them, do they not come up at all? Or is that the fresh leaves get eaten?

Lupins

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 21:00

Lovely colour Janet and the plant looks perfect

I've been growing lupins for a few years now and never seen a lupin aphid

Courgette Flowers

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:50

Courgette Flowers

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:50

Thanks Dove, sometimes the obvious has to be spelt out to me

Courgette Flowers

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:19

Hello, I'm completeley new to any type  of veg growing. I'm only getting my head round that courgette plants have a  flower now hear theirs male and female flowers!

ONe of my courgette has an orange colour flower, I'm assuming thats a male and it has very small courgettes growing. Will a female flower just appear? Will it look prettier? Does the plant need a male and female flowers?

We've just chucked some veg in this year so know nothing about what to expect

 

What to plant in Daffodil bed?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 21:32

Maybe some forget me nots, hardy geraniums  and some other nice ground cover like bugle and londons pride, all will give you some colour around the base of the daff leaves.

 

Thinning seedlings

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 22:46

Lots of healthy plants there Bev.

If it were me I would give the whole lot a good drink and try and gentle pull the roots out of each individual plant. I have found that the wet soil makes it easier to pull them apart. I would say the cornflowers can go straight in but I would be tempted to grow on the nigellas

Discussions started by hollie hock

Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

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New shoots

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Natural predators

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Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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