hollie hock

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Cleome's how to look after them in winter?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:16

Hello, I've grown Cleomes for the first year here, I'm growing them as annuals and not giving them any winter protection, I do think they would be difficult to overwinter. I don't think that they will cope with cold temps.

You can get some hardy fuscias that will survive the Winter, but it does depend on what type you've got. I've got a few that are hardy and will survive the Winter here but others have perished

My muse has deserted me ...

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 19:46

Hello Sara, not sure that it's the same but I have a woodlandly bit underneath some mature beech trees. I've found that spring bulbs, ferns, cyclamen, campion, mallow, pulmonaria, bugle, wallflowers seem to do ok here. Looks like you've got a lot of dappled light there.

I've not grown them but maybe a dicentra bleeding heart might do ok as well

red spider mite

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 19:33

When I grew lots of house plants, I always used to mist them with room temperature   water to keep the humidity up. I think spider mite likes dry and hot conditions

Garden sculpture

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 23:25

........... it's still advertising a commercial business wanting to sell something.............

Garden sculpture

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 22:02

Lovely as they are............isn't this just advertising a commercial business?

Non-flowering lupins

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 21:58

Hi again, sorry I don't know, after 3 years I'd be tempted to give up on them given the size of the leaves. Not ever heard of a blind lupin, but maybe it's possiblity

My Lupins seem to best in partial shady spot, where are yours?

What are these

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 22:51

Thanks very much, will find a suitable spot for them Be good to know the exact type Red, thanks

Summer has arrived

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 22:32

I've only got one delph that's made it through here, light blue in colour, the two tone one is stunning

Out of control clematis

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 22:14

Any chance of a pic Lyds? There are different types of clematis, which can be pruned at different times of the year............Has it flowered this year?

Summer has arrived

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 22:09

Lovely pics reb, like the white one, but more so the blue and purple one......what is it?

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

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What type, must have scent? 
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Natural predators

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Sweet Rocket

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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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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