hollie hock

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Posted: 20/09/2016 at 20:28

I'm not having much luck with Monarda either gardengirl. I grew them from seed last year and was hoping for good things. The soil got to dry for them and some didn't have enough light. There's plenty of new growth on them and they are spreading so maybe they are taking their time to get established

Re-using seed compost, good or bad idea?

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 17:12

I mix it up with some fresh and reuse. I think I read somewhere that you can microwave it to sterilise


Posted: 19/09/2016 at 17:02

The only thing I've heard that works is soaking some teabags in Jeys fluid, best put in a plastic container of some sort. They don't like the smell and move on

Smellie Shrubs & Plants Please

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 16:55

Rosemary smells lovely when you crush the leaves. Too late for this year, but night scented stock is my all time favourite for scent. I also enjoyed some small daffs this year, lovely smell

My first winter pot with bulbs - what do you think?

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 16:53

Looking good Renata, I like the hanging ivy

Searching through 'Followed threads'

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 16:50

Don't think I've ever used the followed threads function. You can go back and look at all your old posts in the settings part, so you might find the particular thread that way


Posted: 18/09/2016 at 09:21

Echinaceas are perennial plants so if no flowers this year, you'll get some next. They can form clumps over time which you can then split


Posted: 18/09/2016 at 09:14

I'm glad the false sunflower is still doing well for you Gardengirl. I've still got some/plenty! Most of it is now confined to a pot as I don't have as much space as I used to. Is the pink one a type of Monarda?

Hi Joyce I named this when I first started out and didn't know the proper name, it's sort of stuck

Cut down Clematis by mistake

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:52

Thanks Dove and Hosta, despite it not having any green attached to it now maybe all is not lost after all. It was so brown and twiggy looking at the bottom, sounds like I might have done it a favour in the long run. 

I was gutted when I snipped it but feeling more optimistic now. Thank you

Cut down Clematis by mistake

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:48

Thanks Hazel, I hope it grows back. I did a really good job of clearing the beds, I'm left with a stump with 3 brown sticks about 2-3"

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Should I give up on them? 
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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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Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 18:01

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 20:59

Move it now?

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Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 18:44

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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