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hollie hock

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Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:37

Been watering the flower bed lately

Showing off my first ever 'real' garden

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 20:56

Looking really good, like the planter pallets and your coldframe. The sweet peas are going to look really nice.  Gardening is great, once you get started you wondered what you did with your time

paw hardy ground cover

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 20:51

I would suggest ajuga as well, it can stand a lot trampling. Spreads really well, seems to grow any where and has lovely blue flowers in Spring

sweet peas

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 20:42

The tendrils will grow around supports in time. I like sweet peas to be bushy plants with lots of flower stems. If your plants are quite tall already you could tie in the main stalk and then pinch out or wait a bit and then do it

Buried treasure

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 22:38

Did it work Steve?

Germination times

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 22:28

Brilliant, thanks both for the info, will give it a go if the sown ones don't come through.

Buried treasure

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:53

Not long ago found a wheel barrow under a patch of brambles in the alley outside the garden. Perfectly useable and the tyres weren't flat! Been waiting for years to get a free wheel barrow. Not from the garden but very pleased with it

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:37

Lovely pictures everyone, really enjoyed looking at them, thanks for posting. It's a great time of year. Mrs Garden, love the loggy area, very sweet

Germination times

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:27

Didn't know that you can germinate sweetcorn on damp kitchen roll Zoomer, do you find this is quicker than doing it in seed trays? Just sown some this way and they are in the plastic greenhouse

Plant Id Please

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:24

If you manage to grow one of these you will never be with out it, there are loads of viable seeds per plant. I found an old brown envelope with collected seeds in the bottom of some pots a few weeks ago. Loads had germinated without soil!

I've potted them up into medium sized pots and they will be planted out when big enough for flowers next year. I think they have quite large tap roots so I won't leave them to long in the pots. I've seen the purple ones in hedgerows, you can get them in white as well

Discussions started by hollie hock

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


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

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27


How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22
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