hollie hock

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gallery of shame

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 09:20

Love the doggie, such sweet, quiet natured animals. The ditch is pretty impressive too!

Here's my runners.

Excellent lush green growth

On the other side, more like those circular bay trees you can get, a bit top heavy. The beans taste good though

Signs that Autumn is upon us

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 09:07

You describe it perfectly Chrissie, lots of spiders here and several bats about yesterday evening

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 09:05

I'd be interested in the evening primose and knap weed please Plantpauper.

I'll have to have a proper look to see what I have but I know that I have loads of jacobs ladder seeds if anyone wants  them

How to dismantle a pallet?

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 08:59

Being happy is what it's all about aym Lost most of my earlier cuttings, although Bowles mauve, Verb b have pulled through. Quietly optimistic about the honeysuckle layering that I did earlier this year.

The weather is going to be warm and dry all week, so need to get around to having another go with some penstenmons and maybe some more honeysuckles, but hard wood this time. I'm sure I'll find other things too. I noticed yesterday that I have some Verb bs that have self seeded, so they will be plants for next year

I love a bootsale, can't beat trampising round a field in the mornings looking for bargains, the aloe is definatley on the shopping list. I'm also looking for a cheese plant

Signs that Autumn is upon us

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 08:38

The mornings feel a little Autumnal to me. Fresh and full of dew. My unkle who has swifts nesting in his  eaves says they've gone back, not sure about the swallows, can't be long for them either.

Beautiful start to the day here, lets hope for an Indian Summer

House Plant Recommendation

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 08:34

Mother in laws tongue or Sansevieria is pretty indestructable. Can cope with low light levels and don't need a lot of water.


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 11:26

Ha ha, that's what I thought!  I've used it a little for art and collectable/retro stuff. I don't really understand how it works but I'll join you

You piqued my interest with pinterest failures, they are so funny I really did laugh out loud lol. Mind you some were so much better than any of my would be attempts. Thanks for the laughs

Thank you

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 11:16

I found this forum when I got my first garden and learnt so much here and still am. So thanks from me too

Rooting hormone and hydrangeas

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 11:05

I'm sure that someone said here that fushias can root in a glass of water kept out of direct sunlight. Never tried a hydranga but something tells me that they would do better in soil.

50/50 experiments are always worth doing Chrissy

I think there's a difference when it comes to soft and hard wood cuttings, still figuring that one out


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 11:00

I haven't dabbled much with Pinterest, get the feeling I'd be there for hours

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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Move it now?

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Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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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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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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