hollie hock

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Posted: 20/10/2016 at 08:49

Well done on the cuttings success, done the same here for the first time. Gradually hardening them off is probably the best way forward,that way you can just forget about them over Winter

all my seedlings have come up outdoors already?

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 08:41

Jacobs ladder are great plants, lovely leaves on them as well as the flowers. I usually sow mine when the seeds come off the plant and then leave outside. Not much gets directly sown here as they get eaten or I forget I've done it. A long seedling planter sounds like a  great idea at least you will know what's in there

Urn plant care

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 11:57

Looks a like a sort of bromelid to me, never grown them myself

Crocus Bulbs

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 19:59

I don't really know Angie but interesting question. I know that the leaves give the bulb energy for flowers the following year.  I've shifted daffs that have gone over, they still had leaves but they were going floppy and brown. I think they did alright, maybe it's the same for crocus


Posted: 14/10/2016 at 09:00

I wondered about the advice about keeping them inside, I always thought that hardy plants would do better outside. MInd you I don't have a conservatory, if I did no doubt it would be full. 

If you can keep them alive throughout the Winter, they should be flower next year. Lovely plants so well worth the effort

new cold frame question

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 08:49

Such a good job on the coldframe sanjay, looks very smart indeed, love the window and the handle

Coldframes in winter

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 08:45

Thanks, will bear that in mind

Propagating Lavender from Clippings

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 08:27

Well if they haven't keeled over and flopped yet, that's a good sign.


Posted: 14/10/2016 at 08:18

I've never tried cuttings of Clems this way.  I would get it in a deep pot and then leave it be for a while

Small £1.49 perennials

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 18:32

Lychnis don't do well in pots Verdun. They get squashed, rootbound really quickly, leading to stunted brown leaves that start dying off.  Once planted they do recover slowly, could take another year to come into flower

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

Which spot is best? 
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New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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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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Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 23:19

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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