hollie hock

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Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 19:41

Kate1123- thanks for info about Hampton Court programmes  at least there is something to watch next week

feeding wild birds

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 11:50

Sarah B- good advertising for your company


What was the name of that lovely plant

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 10:50

fotofit- Thanks for the info, I know what you mean about thinking about next year already

I agree that it's not too late to sow seeds now- I've been growing the white variety but thinking of getting some of the lilac/ purple ones for next year also


Posted: 29/06/2012 at 10:44

Geoff- I agree with you

What Am I

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 09:45

Saw a couple of bee flies a few months ago-  didn't stay still long enough to get a photo

What was the name of that lovely plant

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 22:17

Good news fotofit . Just out of interest where/what aspect/ soil did you plant them?

From what I've read they seem to do well in most situations, I'll be planting them around them garden but would be good to know what places they like most

Plants for wildlife

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 21:50

I just think these things take time, you can't rush it.

Carry on with your planting, although it doesn't neccessarily need to  cost a fortune. Grow stuff form seed now for next year if you can.  You get loads of plants and probably of much better quality.

If you provide the right plants/ environment- wildlife will come of their own accord, it just wont happen overnight or when you want it

I put in a wildlife pond last year, I now have a toad and tadpoles. I don't think the weather has been great either but don't give up, just keep going


Posted: 28/06/2012 at 21:40

I got my plants, but they were tiny,.Despite potting immediately- I am very dissappointed about the echinaceas- several have died. My self sown plants are doing a lot better

I have to say I'm probably not going to order the "free plants" from T & M again

gws thompson morgan offers

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 21:35

I have said this on previous posts but I think the best way of dealing with T&M is doing it the old fashioned way, filling in the form  and posting off with a cheque. I have to say that that I feel lucky to have recieved my 36  free perinnials  offer as I know other people are still waiting for theirs.



What was the name of that lovely plant

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 21:18

Hello Ken,

I sowed sweet rocket seeds earlier this year and have just started planting some of  them out. My understanding is that are they  are biennials and  brilliant self seeders, so if you sow seeds now you should have flowers next year.

There are loads of seed suppliers, in my haste I didn't even read the sowing instructions properly but they still germinated- I have loads of plants, really looking forward to seeing the flowers next year.

I have seen a couple of plants in a nursery/garden centre but they didn't look that good, much  better to grow yourself, I think

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