hollie hock


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seed share

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 20:46
Gardengirl.. wrote (see)

I may end up with lots of Acanthus seeds to swap later in year



the sun has helped have lots of flower spikes and seed pods forming

Hello, not done a lot of seed collecting this year but will have a look in my tin to see what I've got. Gardengirl this looks like like a lovely plant, do you think you would have any left? What are you looking for?

Had a very nice time looking back on that thread nut My cleomes were great this year and the verbenias bon and my rudebekias are still flowering

 

red hot pokers

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 22:27

All 3 of mine flowered, they grew one flowerspike each plant, can't say that I was that impressed with the flowers, didn't seem to last very long but I do love the leaves. I left mine to die back so didn't deadhead them. Think they flowered around the same time as yours

Caterpillars

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 21:28

Thanks very much Bob, think your right, had a look today and it had gone, learn't that they pupate underground.

Not sure if it's just the season but have been gardening for wildlife for a couple of years and have definatley seen more catepilliars this year

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 22:32

Dove,four day weekends are great! I work part time so always have these now, lovely way to start to start no work!

The samples look really good gardengirl have fun trying them out

Been out and bought some spring bulbs, I love them....... such an easy and cheap way to keep adding. Got some grape hycaniths and some of the two tone purple ones as well as an aldi job lot of crocus and some bare root wallflowers. When you see them in the Spring, makes you feel very happy that you spent the time planting them

Caterpillars

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 22:16

The large slug like one was no where to found, saw this hairy one on the gate post this morning


 

 

Mould in seed pan (viburnum)

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 21:59

Growing from seed is great, been doing it a couple of years now and it's amazing how many plants you can get from a few seeds. Learnt loads on here, so always ask the question

Autumn colour

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 22:40

I do like Acers but have not ever had one, I love Autumn because of the colours

My rudebekkia patch, still going strong


 and the cyclamen, I love how the flowers appear before the leaves


 

 

Caterpillars

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 22:30

Thanks Bob, the whites have had a really good year

I know.... for the life of me I couldn't get it into a sharper focus, I was surprised how big it was, if it's still there tomorrow I'll try and take a better picture

 

Caterpillars

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 22:04

Noticed a few around this year. The first I saw today, at first glance I thought it was slug but it's definatley a caterpillar of some sort. It seemed to be 


 

intent on tucking into a corncockle seed head

I've seen a lot of these on the sweet rockets, I thought they might be cabbage whites but I thought they were green?


 

Be good to know what they are, thanks

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 20:27

Hello everyone, looks like the station project is still doing well gardengirl. I like the dark wood effect when it comes to plants, think it shows off all the green and the flowers.

Heating is now back on, curtains are closed.  I don't like the darker months but I do like the changing of the seasons..............and it's raining

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