hollie hock

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Sweet Rocket

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 21:52

I think you might get some more flowers if you take off the spent ones. The ones I have were only  planted here a year ago and a couple of them show now signs of slowing done at the moment.  

Sometimes I find that they grow offshoots near the base, which is the next best thing to having new plants as you can cut off the dead bits and the whole thing starts to grow again.  I've even had some success on taking cuttings just by potting in to compost.

I'll be leaving a few seed heads on so I can sow some more purple ones. I only had white to plant last year and I like them both

Any one interested in meditation?

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 10:21

Morning everyone

Came across this yesterday and thought the offer too good not to share.

I've been using it on and off for a while now and have found meditation a enjoyable and interesting experience.

The guy behind Headspace is Andy Puddicombe. Former Buddhist Monk and circus performer, very interesting guy. There's no religious aspect to the app at all and it's very easy to get started.

There's a vast collection of meditation exercises which you can tailor to suit yourself and what you want to get out of it. I just do 10 mins each day.

I think the yearly subscription for this is over £100 annually.


Referendum, Doesn't it make you spit!!

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 21:57

I hadn't really noticed him and never heard him speak before Hosta, very refreshing

Referendum, Doesn't it make you spit!!

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 21:15

Out of a group of 4 , the vote was split 50/50. I was surprised by the 2 out votes, one of them had recently changed his mind and said I can't believe I'm doing this but...........immigration.

I really hope we stay in as it's scarey to think of us out on our own and with the US as our biggest alli. I also don't have confidence in the current political figures, to make it work if we did leave. Or make it work for who? I don't think it will be me

I was talking to OH just now and bits and pieces have popped up on facebook. Some of the discussion has been around online privacy.


Maybe this is another thing that we take for granted like the time directive under the EU?

 I don't agree with all he says but did anyone see Jeremy Corben on The Last Leg? I thought he handled it well. What struck me watching him is that when he was asked what he thought about x y  he came right out and said it. You were in no doubt that the words were his own and he believed in them completley.

Not seen a politician like that before, he also refused to stand with Cameron in the out campaign, good man

Referendum, Doesn't it make you spit!!

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 20:45

Lots of excellent points well made. Mines an in vote too

Foxglove or triffid?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 20:51

 That's interesting sanjy

Foxglove or triffid?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 18:09

Wow, great foxglove. Must have great genes, I'd save and scatter some seeds, just to see what happens


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 11:12

A lot of mine haven't been potted on yet Kitty,so I have tiny larkspur with tiny flower heads


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 10:54

Interesting question, I've added loads of honesty and sweet rocket to my compost bin. When I was cutting them back, I was thinking they would be good compost material as there was such a lot of green growth on them


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 10:51

Perennials can take longer to germinate and are slower growing. Most of my annuals have taken about 12 weeks to get to nearly flowering stage

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