hollie hock

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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 20:33

Lovely pictures everyone, it's a great time of year Flowerlover, I love that secluded spot with the acer and Fairy very smart and stylish.

What's the deal with posting pics from a laptop? Do they need reducing to be under a particular size?

flower bombs

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 20:25


Guerilla Gardening

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 20:24

It's really filled out nicely Hefty, bet people can't help but smile when they see this


Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:48

Crossed here for you too


Posted: 20/05/2016 at 15:56

No problem Like I said the cutting material that you have doesn't look the best but these plants do root easily.

Trim off all the flowering shoots. Then look for the the best looking  shoots. Cut a  3 " ish stem.Dip the end into rooting powder, you don't need this it can work without.   I place the cutting in a pot, water well and cover with a freezer bag.

Place out of direct sunlight, take the bag off in a couple of days. The bag isn't essential either I've just got into a habit of doing this way.

When you are waiting for them to root it seems to take ages, leave them alone if you can until you can see loads of new growth and or roots at the bottom.Good luck hope they take for you


Posted: 20/05/2016 at 12:27

It's not looking it's best. Not sure why the leaves are going pink, maybe it really is on it's last legs. Is it in a sunny spot?

I would have a go at taking cuttings first, but it's shoots do look a bit ropey. A new small/medium plant planted now will quickly fill the space and look a lot better

Rogue seeds

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 12:22

I grow a few each year Kitty.I quite like them, they last forever with some deadheading, quite often coming through the winter

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 12:13

Haven't done much in the garden over the last few days, it's gone really chilly again. My cosmos are no where near the plant out stage. I got some potted on but they aren't really growing that quickly.

The sun is trying to come out so might be a pottering day outside after all

Rogue seeds

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 12:07

I'd go for calendula too

Help and ideas needed

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 14:27

 That looks a lovely space Mark, I can picture the ferns liking it there.

Great suggestions made, I'd look for the self seeders and spreaders. Some plants can be divided into small clumps in a short space of time. Foxgloves should grow well there too

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