hollie hock


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Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 18:23

Lowenna-  I know what you mean about the big screen. A way round this would be to download Beechgrove and then watch it as at a DVD.

Nibbs- I agree, you can watch it on the bbc  iplayer. I think it's on there for 7 days after its screening

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 18:11

Hi Gracie, at the risk of appearing very silly are you saying that the moth had just come out of the cocoon? - I did say it had been a long time.........

Took this  yesterday when the sun was out. 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/10926.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

I've seen so many insects on this plant- even seen peacocks on it and now this one. I haven't seen these butterflies  for years

I inherited the plant, and did say that it would be gone by next year but now it's going to stay.  I will just have to keep it under control

 

Spring Bulbs

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 16:58

Hi Matt, Saw spring bulbs too  in Wilkos & B&M yesterday. Wilkos mixed daff bulbs were £3.50 for about 3 Kg  I think.

I'm still waiting for my scabious to produce even one flower and cosmos could be doing a bit better as well I do love Spring bulbs though

August in your garden...

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 16:46

Hi gardenfanatic- a lot my garden has been self sown- for me nothing can beat the feeling of having raised plants/flowers from seed,as well as cheaper- plants can be very expensive! I've been collecting seeds and sowing them this year as well. Got some ragged robins seedlings comingHaven't taken many cuttings etc yet, that might have to wait for next year.

Thanks for the info on shasta daisies got a few of these on the go so these might do well in there. I'm hoping to plant them out this Autumn

Dug out my Rudebeckia seeds- says that they are half hardy perennnials. I'm assuming that if there are hard frosts than they wont make it throught the Winter? Same goes for the hardy annuals?

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 16:14

Hi Kate, I enjoy Beechgrove on the i-player, like the trials that they do

Talkback: Ants

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 21:57

The ants that I have don't kill any of my plants.

Perlite..

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 21:19

As far as know perlite and also vermiculite are sold to add into compost/seed compost to add drainage. I'm not sure of that it's worth spending any money on though.

All I can say is that my seeds do really well without either

August in your garden...

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 20:33

Hi gardenfanatic- the stems are very rough and prickly, but I really don't mind if they are annuals. In fact that's probably better as now I can move things about Lovely plants once they start to flower.

The shady area that I've been thinking of does get some sunshine, I've got a bit of space to fill there. I do like  white in the garden always looks great no matter the weather and sunshine.  Sounds/looks like a lovely plant to have especially as you have propagated it.

 

 

Penstemons

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 19:44

 I have some penstemons that I recieved as tiny plug plants from another T&M offer. They are doing really well but based on the information here I think I will grow them on and overwinter them before I plant them out. Thanks, really useful

newly planted perennial plugs

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 19:21

I have 2 coldframes which were homemade- I wouldn't be without them. I agree with MMP, the amount of plants you are grow in them  is amazing, all of my plants are grown in them. The delphs in the pictures are in one of the frames- just for protection as they were getting a bit eaten by slugs left out.

I share Green Magpies views on planting them out. I think I will probably end up over wintering  the Geums, Lavenders and the one surviving Echnichea as they are still small and not showing any signs of being pot bound yet. The Foxgloves were ready to go in and I think my Delphs will be in the Autumn. 

When you plant them out depends on how the plant is performing, if it has a good established root system  and good growth then I think it's best to get them in the ground.

 

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Pickled Eggs

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Budelia

quick question 
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Another bee question

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