hollie hock

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Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 08:12

Cuttings are a great insurance policy

Planted too many plants!

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 08:02

Dont' get stressed, depending on what you've planted it will soon fill out. I always find that by the time the plants have matured mine are often competing for space. I've got a do thin out in the Autumn

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Posted: 10/08/2016 at 07:56

No ads here for me either, I think my ad blocker is a Firefox function

Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 07:53

Morning Aym and Fairy, they really do go for a lot of money in the garden centres.  I was surprised when I saw the price of them. Yours are still going strong Fairy, must be reaching the dizzy heights of 8 ft! I've just started dividing the Londons' Pride also 

I think I should have cut them down a bit before they flowered but once they got going I didn't have the heart to chop them. 

I've taken some cuttings off your original and despite a shaky start they have pulled through.

Sweet Rocket

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 07:21

Hiya Fishy, glad they did well for you. I do the same as Dove, just chop it down and it just keeps growing. I have collected seeds successfully in the past.  I've found that sometimes if you stick a bit in  a pot in will root as well

Sweet Rocket

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 17:33

Mine do this Fishy, should give you more flowers next year


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 08:38

I would cut the seed heads off as they don't grow true from seed. If they survive slugs and snails when they pop up again in the Spring you should have a good plant

Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 08:27

Mine are still going strong from last year and they also have fairly thick stems. They seem to take quickly from cuttings so it's worth having a go just in case the plant doesn't overwinter

Bedding Plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 08:19

I grew some trailing phlox this year, tapestry mix I think it's called, would be good for baskets

Are these aquilegia seedlings?

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 08:16

Lots of free plants there, I don't think I've ever had them self seed.

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

What's the chances of it growing back? 
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Mother in law tongue

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What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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New shoots

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Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

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Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Lupins and woolly aphids

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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