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Night Scented Stock

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 19:00

Hello, I grow these as I love the smell. I've not used them as a cut flower, as I like them in the garden to enjoy in the evening.

Did have a look at the info from a seed stockist that I use and they said-

"Cut flowers will last 8-10 days in water. Cut when flowers are half open;recut stems under water."


sweet williams

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 22:56

All I can say is that I accquired a bare root cutting last year, stuck it in the ground, this year it's goiing to flower. They are tough plants

Talkback: How to grow lupins

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 23:29

I love lupins, I was lucky enough to have inherited one. I grew one last year (when I didn't know anything about them) and it survived and this year it's rewarded me. The bees absolutley love them, I hear them buzzing around them.

I will definately harvest seeds for next year.

Bit of an a side but the one of them one grew off sets last year which I've planted one ( & given away) so fingers crossed.




Posted: 12/06/2012 at 22:48

Yes I would agree I've seen blackbirds feed their young in my garden. The little ones have a mottled foilage which could be confused with a thrush.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 22:51

Lovely pictures. I love looking at what other people are doing in their gardens. I really like the poppies growing in between the lupins

Clematis from seed?

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 22:11

Thanks obelixx,

Might have a go at this as well

Clematis from seed?

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 22:03

Can't do the underline link that others do but if you copy & paste (or open in a new tab) it works



Clematis from seed?

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 21:56


I've been thinking the same thing. My Clemantis Montana is going over to seed and my thinking is that it must be possible. As surely plants find a way to survive without us? So some of those seeds, given the right conditions must grow into new plants over time.

Having said that, I do think the best way is to take cuttings from existing Clematis plants. I have some brilliant advice on here and am doing my trial of cuttings...... so far none of them have keeled over. I think for some plants cuttings is the way to go.

I'll have a look and try and post a link to the advice I was given.




Posted: 11/06/2012 at 14:02

When I was growing up, my mum used to use spit and dock leaves for nettle stings.

As soon as we got stung we would look around for dock leaves

Perennial Geraniums

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:29

Thanks Daintiness, the plants themselves are doing well, I'll just cut off the affected leaves

Discussions started by hollie hock

Is this a Clematis?

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Buzzing Shrubs

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Cheap veg seeds

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New garden

Some pictures 
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Leaving my garden

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Hardy annuals

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quick question 
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Site really slow 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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Seedling Id

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Plant Id please

Blue/Green leaves and flowers 
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Anybody got them in flower? 
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