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hollie hock

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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

bird feeders

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 19:09

Thanks Higgy for highlighting this. I've been aware of it for some time and have heard of some awful tales about the nets. Like you I can't understand why fat balls are sold with them on.

Gw subscription

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 20:30

Hello, I took advantage of an earlier offer this year- think it was £20 for a year subscription, which for me was great value. Having said that in no way I am locked into this, I plan to cancel my DD at the end of the offer instead of it just rolling on to the full price.

I'm not sure but there must be an element of repetition in the magazines year upon year.


Posted: 31/08/2012 at 21:58

Hello bjay, what a fantastic find. I don't know much about newts. I do know that there numbers have been decreasing.Good for you that you want to do the right thing I also know that amphibians are extremely inportant in the food chain.

I had a quick look and it would seem that all the UK species are protected by law- the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981. gives some really good advice and a place for you to start. I am sure that some some local wildlife groups would be of help.

If it were me I would cover them back over until I worked out how they could be moved.


Get Rid of your Lawns

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 21:19

Just wanted to say, that I listened to Gardeners Question time for the first time today and Bob Flowerdew was on there. What a great name

What's eating my beans, fennel...and well everything now!

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 21:11

Nothing to worry about with the spiders in my opinion.  I would say slugs & snails. They have decimated quite a few plants in my garden this year.

why don't people bother to read post before answering them.

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 20:59

Flo-  you know when something just triggers a memory that you didn't know you had. I have a look on youtube( love the internet) and found it. Still don't know for sure where I've heard it before- but I'm pretty sure it was from my grandad. Thanks

does anyone know here poster "wintersong" has gone..

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 19:34

Me too

Discussions started by hollie hock

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27


How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09

Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34


quick question 
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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 10:56


What are these? 
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Last Post: 14/09/2013 at 21:28


Site really slow 
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Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 16:30

What are these

Latest bargains 
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Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 23:15

Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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