hollie hock

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Pink flower

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 21:33

I'd go for a canterbury bell, cups and saucer type, I have a blue one here....but it never grows upright...........just lies flat on the ground. Great surprise tried growing them from seed but no luck

Confession- slug olympics

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 18:43

I road them, chuck over the fence............can;t do the scissors or stamping on them. Snails are easier to handle,  so I just throw them next door..........yes they probably will come back, but it's going to be a long journey for them

Advice on climbers

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 18:31

I inherited a clematis montana when I moved here, very fast growing gives lovely flowers in the late Spring/early Summer. I really like the foilage, a bronze type of purple/green, it needs very little looking after but it will go to stick in the Winter. Once established this will really grow and will cover everthing

I'm sure others will come up with some more suggestions, there is a lovely evergreen jasmine but I don't know the name.

What are these

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 18:24

Thanks Busy Lizzie, are they perennials?Had a quick look about and found conflicting information


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:08

Didn't know that Bellis is a bee favourite,not ever grown them and also didn't realise that you can over winter cornflowers.....Thanks Zoomer


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:04

If it were me I would let the seeds develop on the stems and depending on your style you could just wave the stem about where you would like them to grow or use a paper bag and put the stem upside down and collect them that way.

I do think it's possible to cut the stems off and then collect the seed, but I'm short on space and you have to keep them in damp free conditions

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


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

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

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New shoots

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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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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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