hollie hock

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Climber for shady fence

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 08:19

I planted a clematis montana in a very shady spot under neath a giant fir tree and it's doing very well. It's a massive plant though so needs plenty of space. It's grown the width of the garden, over the summer house and making it's way up the fence on the other side now

Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 08:12

Cuttings are a great insurance policy

Planted too many plants!

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 08:02

Dont' get stressed, depending on what you've planted it will soon fill out. I always find that by the time the plants have matured mine are often competing for space. I've got a do thin out in the Autumn

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Posted: 10/08/2016 at 07:56

No ads here for me either, I think my ad blocker is a Firefox function

Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 07:53

Morning Aym and Fairy, they really do go for a lot of money in the garden centres.  I was surprised when I saw the price of them. Yours are still going strong Fairy, must be reaching the dizzy heights of 8 ft! I've just started dividing the Londons' Pride also 

I think I should have cut them down a bit before they flowered but once they got going I didn't have the heart to chop them. 

I've taken some cuttings off your original and despite a shaky start they have pulled through.

Sweet Rocket

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 07:21

Hiya Fishy, glad they did well for you. I do the same as Dove, just chop it down and it just keeps growing. I have collected seeds successfully in the past.  I've found that sometimes if you stick a bit in  a pot in will root as well

Sweet Rocket

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 17:33

Mine do this Fishy, should give you more flowers next year


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 08:38

I would cut the seed heads off as they don't grow true from seed. If they survive slugs and snails when they pop up again in the Spring you should have a good plant

Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 08:27

Mine are still going strong from last year and they also have fairly thick stems. They seem to take quickly from cuttings so it's worth having a go just in case the plant doesn't overwinter

Bedding Plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 08:19

I grew some trailing phlox this year, tapestry mix I think it's called, would be good for baskets

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

What's the chances of it growing back? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2016 at 09:52

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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Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 18:01

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

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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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 18:12

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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Last Post: 20/09/2016 at 21:00

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 08/06/2016 at 08:29

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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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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