hollie hock

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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.

What is This Plant?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 21:36

Love these plants, hardy, tough and easy to propagate

Will anything grow in here??

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 08:52

 Beautiful pictures. How about some wind flowers in the less braken covered area?  Think they are woodland plants, give a lovely show early Spring and then die back for the rest of the year. I grew some under 2 big beech trees in a previous garden

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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