hollie hock


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Lupins from seed

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 22:06

I would only repot when the root system has filled the pot.

Although we having a lovely indian summer, plants will be slowing done on their growth. Lupins are tough plants if the slugs and snails don't get them

When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:57

That's a lovely looking plant, really nice deep purple flowers, not seen it before. I've moved shrubs and  large plants before in perhaps less than ideal circumstances.

It's still really mild and the ground is warm  so I would go for it, cutting it back and take as much as the root ball as you can and water it in well.

The cuttings as suggested would then give you an insurance policy if it didn't like it.

Courgettes

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:47

I find courgettes give a crop in the most difficult conditions. I grew them last year in pots and then again this year in the ground. Been pleased with the results in both. I'm growing marrows now!

I don't really know a lot about growing veg but any preparation that you give to the soil this year is bound to help any of your crop for next.

Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:42

Hi Lily

white mouse

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

Great pictures fidget, don't know whether it's an escapee or an albino wild one. I bet you were surprised at seeing him! I nearly trod on a mouse last night, they do move really fast.

Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:23

Think that £5 is a very good starting price, they can go for quite a bit of money. Be worth keeping an eye on the bidding and then swoop in with your best offer. They are  heavy, is it postage or buyer collect?

Slavage yards are great places to visit even if it's just for a look around. The one I've bought from in the past do really reasonable delivery rates as well. Don't forget the humble carboots, there's still bargains still to be had.

Vegetable Seed Swop

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 22:14

Only just started veg this year, will have some runners spare at some point

Pickled Eggs

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 21:46

Great that's what I was thinking, thanks

Enchinea

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 21:38

I find these difficult plants to grow and over Winter. There's a lot of leaves on it ,I'd be guided on the size of the root growth.

If the roots has filled it's pot I would be tempted to plant it out given the warm weather so they have time to get down deep in the soil. It's not a popular view but a very thin barrier of slug pellets would give it all the protection that it needs, be it now or next year

 

Sweet peas from this year's seed - do they come true?

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 21:26

Don't know if I'm honest, to me it makes sense to keep the seeds of strong/well performing plants.  I was sure I collected cupani last year but the flowers  that grew didn't look like them at all. 

You can do both.

My plants were sown in the Autumn last year in muddy soil, outside with complete neglect and they have done really well. I will be saving the seed

 

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Cheap veg seeds

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New garden

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Leaving my garden

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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Budelia

quick question 
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Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Website

Site really slow 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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