hollie hock


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What are these

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 16:35

Hello everyone,

Picked these up yesterday for a £1 each, I think the orange flowered is a verbascum of some sort  but not sure. No idea about the purple ones, but the bees seem to like it


 


 Thanks for any information

cats

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 22:35

Some one on here had good results with teabags soaked in Jeys fluid

Morning Forkers query

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 17:32

Morning Forkers query

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 17:15

On the thread you want, you will see a green arrow and the name of the person who last posted on it. click there it will take you the end or near to it, sometimes you will see a "go to first unread post link " as well. Hope that makes sense

Biennials

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 09:51

I think wallflowers are one of easiest plants to grow from seed, I always grow them. Had good results from forget me nots as well. Sweet rockets seem to do well for me,  honesty and sweet williams.

Forgot about foxgloves as well

Biennials

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 09:25

Hello, I don't do any direct sowing either. Your plan sounds spot on, that's what I do. I generally sow into trays and then pot on into bigger pots as the plant grows

 

SNOW IN SUMMER

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:52

Each to their own......... I still like it, don't have the couch grass problem here

flowers failing to open

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:46

Thanks KEF will pick off the smaller first courgette. I've been feeding them with tomato feed.

Thanks also for the advice re watering. They have generally been watered at the base of the plant but we have been spraying them with the hose so I'm guessing that may explain why there are white marks on some of the leaves.

New arrival

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:35

 Hi lucky, will take one tomorrow and thanks for the tip re deadheading

flowers failing to open

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:04

HIya, I'm still getting to grips with the male and female flowers. Wasn't expecting them to flower This picture was taken this morning. I have seen bees go into them and now they are closed.

 


 My first flower which has a courgette behind it, was a bit wilty so I picked it off. I do have other courgettes on the same plant  that are much bigger and seem to be doing ok.

As you can tell I'm a complete novice...........planted some seeds and learning as I go

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