hollie hock

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Plant ID

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 18:56

I'd go for birds foot trefoil too

Shy cosmos

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 18:55

Poor year for cosmos here. Growing the dwarf ones for a change and the flowers have been such a long time coming. I've got a very healthy specimen like yours, all lush and green but not even a hint of bud. Just a late developer

0/10 for garden design for me!!

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 18:46

You've done a good job. Great idea to get the fences covered, really adds another dimension to the garden and a job that would be best done when you are starting out. Are there any perennials that you particularly like? I see a lot still about in flower in boot sales and markets.

Bulbs are a great way of starting off a garden and you get to see the results quickly, just plant them deep

Butterflies and Ladybirds

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 08:09

Not much butterfly and bee action here at all this year.

seperating plants

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 08:07

I did the very same this year and it looked liked yours. Seperate them out the best you can and try and replant them more deeply. It looks like some cornflowers and a cosmos at the back, you might not get the biggest plants now but you should get flowers off them if you repot them.

Shade loving perennials.

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 20:03

Pulmonarias do well in the shade and early flowering.

lupins attacked by slugs

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 18:11

Sometimes I have to resort to a thin sprinkling of slug pellets if the plant is getting too hammered by them. Young shoots seem to be more tasty

Plant propagation

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 20:23

Mini plastic green houses do a great job, just make sure you secure them well. They do have a tendancy to fly off.

When I first started growing, I used my windowsills a lot with those plastic Wilko propagators, in Spring if I could wait that long. No decent windowsills here now , mine were all started off in a mini greenhouse outside and some cold frames.

Learnt from trial and error and from being a member here


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 21:58

I'd leave them be, they should pull through the Winter months and I'd expect an earlier show too

feeding the birds

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 21:40

As they were baby birds I'd be still inclined to think that they would benefit from a good start with extra food.

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