hollie hock

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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.

Picture Postcard Request

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 10:40

Thanks for posting the photo, sounds like it's going really well although it also sounds exhausing. So have a rest when it's done

Independence Day?

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 09:09

Glad you like the cat, it makes me laugh every time I see it

Pansyface, it wasn't a critiscm about the political debate here, just an observation. Yes people can be so fixed in their opinions and beliefs, it's good to have them challenged once in a while

Making your own rooting powder

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 09:02

I've just asked him aym. He says that he broke the leaves of the aloe vera so you could get to the sticky gel and then dip the fresh cutting material into it and then just plant them. I've never tried it myself

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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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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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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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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