hollie hock

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3 new rudbeckias

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:58

Aren't they lovely, I love ruddies

Can I move these plants now?

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:56

They look very pretty. I wouldn't move them when they are in full flower, once they are  done cut them back then and move. Or you could just collect the seeds and scatter them

Companion plants for purple echinacea?

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:51

Hi Fairy, absolutley it's personnal taste. I've  grown a lot of purple and whites over the years but I've been moving over to hotter reds and pinks.  My sunny bed will have to revamped this year as my plonk in and see what it looks like approach means things are very higgedly piggedly and in the wrong place

Forget to mention that if you do like yellows and oranges iamto, gaillardia goblins are great fairly compact plants. Hardy for me and don't grow as tall as the rudebekkias

Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:36

I've stopped watching TV altogether, but might switch it back on in the Autumn for Strictly tho. Love the jukebox Doghouse, so groovy.

Bought Florence and The Machines 3rd album a few weeks ago, haven't stopped playing it. What a women, what a true musical artist. I'd love to see her live

Companion plants for purple echinacea?

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:14

I'm  a plonk it in and see what it looks like type of gardener. I only have one type of hardy gerenium, not sure what type. I like it but it does get big and the show doesn't last that long. Good ground cover though.

I quite like yellows with purples and my ruddebekias are just coming into flower. They last for ages with regular deadheading and many come through the Winter.

What is this?

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:04

Looks so exotic


Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:03

You might get away with some annuals this year. Cornflowers grow quickly and are hardy. Calendula, although not sure are wild grow quick too

Which seeds?

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 09:12

Annual candytuff self seeds nicely

Bug Hotel

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 09:09

They all look great. Love the look of yours Hopeful Herpe, really natural. It looks like you've got all their needs catered for. I'm sure they are used to a bit of dampness

Lupine aphids

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 13:38

I had my first attack of these last year and the plant died. It was in a fairly sunny spot. This year I tried one in a lot cooler and partially shady place and no aphids. So I don't think that that just because you've had them one year it doesn't mean they will reappear, thankfully.

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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New shoots

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Natural predators

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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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