hollie hock


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hardy pot plants

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:16

I have a couple of large ferns that have been living in large terracota pots for the last couple of years. I had a lovely fushia once that lived over them, it wasn't hardy so died but there are many hardy ones

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:56

Evening everyone, had a lovely day out been to my first ngs. Think  the highlight of the day was taking the minibus up to garden 1000 ft up one the mountains here The views were amazing and so was the polytunnel and the veg patch

Sounds like it went really well Busy Lizzie

Villiage hall 20p a raffle ticket, bought 2, won a bottle of rose wine

Underplanting aubretia

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:24

Hello, I've been introducing aubreittas here over the last couple of years. They are perinnial so will come back next year. I think the trick is to cut them back hard after they have flowered. I'm still a bit shy of doing this but the ones I cut back the hardest last year, gave me the best show this.........some of them are still flowering.

This year I'm going to delibratley leave some seed heads on a few to see if they self seed.

Bees or wasps?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:15

Hi Leadfarmer, some great pictures. Have you seen this site?

http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/wpn003/beewatch

 

It's a nationwide study on what bees are distributed across the uk

I put a picture in and they id it as a common carder bee, my one had a circular bald patch on its head

Missing Spring Fun

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:01

I do know what you mean Red, I've been sowing some biennuals for next year, should grow enough to plant out late summer/early autumn. All the fun of sowing and then potting up Even sowed some easy quick growing annuals yesterday, probably a bit optimistic but you never know ..............

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 22:00

Haphazard cottage and wildlife garden

Advise please

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 18:30

Hi artjak, didn't really ever think about them before. When I moved here, I was so excited about growing flowers. Last year the garden had a major upheaval and a  large bed was dug up and down for a potting shed. It since become a mini veg patch in raised beds.

Saw Monty on GW and saw how easy they would be and they don't need any looking after So they now live in the veg patch

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 18:10

Had a lovely time this afternoon, pointed on a few bits and pieces, everything is putting on growth. One of the morning glories has gone in it had started to attach itself to the frame. Still wondering where on earth I'm going to put the all the nasturtians. New bag of compost has been bought and put down the first of the pee gravel on the path

I like the yellow eremurus Wintersong, not seen or heard of it before. Sounds liek y

Great picture Birdy, I love walled gardens

 

 

 

Just Joined

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 17:16

Hello

Which seeds can I sow now for Autumn/Winter flowers?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 17:15

Hi Winnie,the only thing I can think of are winter flowering pansies or violas

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Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

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How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Once struck, always struck? 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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