hollie hock


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Biennials

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 09:51

I think wallflowers are one of easiest plants to grow from seed, I always grow them. Had good results from forget me nots as well. Sweet rockets seem to do well for me,  honesty and sweet williams.

Forgot about foxgloves as well

Biennials

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 09:25

Hello, I don't do any direct sowing either. Your plan sounds spot on, that's what I do. I generally sow into trays and then pot on into bigger pots as the plant grows

 

SNOW IN SUMMER

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:52

Each to their own......... I still like it, don't have the couch grass problem here

flowers failing to open

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:46

Thanks KEF will pick off the smaller first courgette. I've been feeding them with tomato feed.

Thanks also for the advice re watering. They have generally been watered at the base of the plant but we have been spraying them with the hose so I'm guessing that may explain why there are white marks on some of the leaves.

New arrival

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:35

 Hi lucky, will take one tomorrow and thanks for the tip re deadheading

flowers failing to open

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:04

HIya, I'm still getting to grips with the male and female flowers. Wasn't expecting them to flower This picture was taken this morning. I have seen bees go into them and now they are closed.

 


 My first flower which has a courgette behind it, was a bit wilty so I picked it off. I do have other courgettes on the same plant  that are much bigger and seem to be doing ok.

As you can tell I'm a complete novice...........planted some seeds and learning as I go

Composters

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:56

Hello, I only have a darlek type one, which is ok, but it is difficult to turn.........I do get compost out of it though.  If I had the space I would have a home made one made out of pallets which you get in there and turn regularly.

I've seen the ones that rotate on the base but I've not tried them and not convinced that they would work

flowers failing to open

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:41

Hello, I'd be interested in any answers to this as I'm growing courgettes for the first time

Non-flowering lupins

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:39

Hello, don't know what the problem could be. How strange

Where are they situated? I have a few lupins dotted around the place and apart from the immature plants, grown from seed last year,  they have all flowered. I would certainly expect flowers after 3 years. I'm assuming the plants/leaves are mature and fairly large.

The only thing I can think of that would attack the roots are vine weavels but they tend to kill or weaken the plant and I didn't think Lupins are prone to this.

 

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:26

Not seen a single one here either

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