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hollie hock


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Honeysuckle

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 20:01

I'm a girl How about you?

The jackmanii was bought a few years ago for my first garden it's survived a couple of moves and it looks happy where it is now. I thought I'd killed it last year by pinching it out, but there are some green shoots starting on the lower bits so I it looks like I got away with it.

I like how our plants have stories and histories attached to them

Honeysuckle

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 19:41

Hi aym, I've the got the cuttings under some freezer bags on a bottom shelf in one of my frames I gave them a good water before they went under so just wait and see now. 

Thanks for the link, I have a jackmanii clem that I was looking at today.

All tips greatfully recieved I love propagation, had lots of fun today!

When is the best time to cut back Penstemons?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 18:34

Managed to sneak a cutting off mine today

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 18:01

My partner does a lot of chainsaw work, blunted them today cutting down trees.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:56

That's a lot of land you are clearing Hosta, it's been a beautiful day for that sort of work.

Honeysuckle

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:53

Love that approach nut, yes have got plenty of material to work with

Honeysuckle

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:37

My first attempt at layering. I've covered the top now with some stones to try and help with mosture and it's very hot up there and watering will be a pain


 When I was up there I pulled a lot of it across to grow over our shed so it should spread over so we get the benefit our side.


 


 Took a few cuttings as well, a couple have drooped ever so slightly but so far so good with the others. Thanks for your help

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:22

Got loads done too Took cuttings of Verb B , penstenoms, Bowles Mauve and some Honeysuckle. Potted out a couple of perennials that over wintered in pots.

Lots of looking at things just starting grow fuschias and echineacias popping through. Saw a few bees, ladybirds and my first butterfly.

Honeysuckle

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 09:10

Hi nut, I'm thinking that that if I use a big enough pot maybe with some small stones in the bottom, it will stay put. I'll try the cuttings too.

My neighbour doesn't prune anything infact it's been a long long time since any gardening's been done there. It's a true undergrowth of brambles and bind weed.I don't see it because of the conifers and fence and fortunatly it doesn't take any light away from my side. I just have to keep an eye on the bind weed in the Summer.  I like to think his garden is very wildlife friendly hopefully there's some hedgehogs in there somewhere

Butterfly what/what on/where/when?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:55

Lovely photos. I'm always interested in what plants bring the most insects into the garden

Discussions started by hollie hock

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?

Aquilegia 
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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: 28/03/2016 at 15:01

Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Last Post: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 16/03/2016 at 19:02

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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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48
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