hollie hock


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Posted: 26/09/2013 at 21:17

Tried it, didn't work, never mind. I'll come back when things are working

wee-pond

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 21:12

I have a tiny pond more like a ditch........... it been here for a couple of years and I don't know how they do it but toads arrived quickly.

Don't know if they came in with some smelly compost or they found their way in? The cats have brought some in (alive) so have just popped them in there. I don't see the toads very often but every few months I catch a glimpse.  Saw one in the flower beds a few months ago I go along with the theory that adding some water is the best way to increase the diversity of wildlife.

My ditch is in the worst probably place, under 2 beech trees, I do try and get some netting over it in the Autumn, other than that I leave it alone........it's probably got a bit of leak so in the summer months I do top it up a bit

I have made sure that there are steps to the water entrance so that any creature can find a way out

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Posted: 26/09/2013 at 19:08

Just tried clearing my history

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Posted: 25/09/2013 at 21:45

Ctrl + F5 doesn't work here

Perennials planting time

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 20:23

Hi, if your plants are of a good size I think now is a great time to plant out. The soil is warm and the weather is still mild, great for putting on roots in the ground for next year

seed share

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 20:09

Hello Gardengirl, I have loads of the false sunflowers, it will have to be the roots again as it's been cut back now. One thing I did this year was to cut a top off the plant, stuck in some compost and it grew !

This year again it attracted loads of insects and butterflies. I'm no expert but I think it might do better in the ground than in a pot. It seems to be a spreader, I dug out loads of it last year, but you wouldn't know that now!

The white campion has flowered this year  so am leaving it to self seed hopefully, and the honesty plants are coming on great, looking forward to seeing them flower next year. Been a bit amiss with the white mallow, just planted them out.........but if they have survived this far they will be fine.

seed share

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 21:37

Can never to get to grips with the quote thingy

Wallflowers

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 21:31

Defintaley pinch the tops out, the more you do the bushier they become

Echinacea plants

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 21:28

I find them tricky plants until they are established and they take a while to do that.  Sounds like you've got some good healthy plants. Last years plants have put on a great show this year here

I have one remaining alive plant from seeds sown earlier this year and it's tiny but I will be keeping it in my cold frames over winter

 

Prayer plant(Rabbits Track)

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 22:21

I know them as prayer plants, I've seen some about in the garden centres. Not sure if it's just me but I don't see a lot of houseplants for sale anymore

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