hollie hock

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Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 21:25

Barney looks a sweet pup

A summer version of aubretia

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 21:23

Snow in summer? I think that's it's name.Small white flowers on greyish leaves. Think it likes similar conditions to aubretia and flowers later. It is a spreader but I find it comes out easy if you don't like it or it makes a bid to taker over

Repotting hostas

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 14:17

I'd go for it Jennifer. Split some smaller pieces off the main plant and pot up and you get more of the same

Mystery to me

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 14:01

That looks like a nice plant


Posted: 18/05/2016 at 13:59

I'm not sure what type of mallow mine is. I had some in my first garden and found some seeds not long ago, got a few up even after several years in paper envelopes


Posted: 18/05/2016 at 13:27

I like mallows Fishy, easy to grow, they self seed a little for me and the bees enjoy  them

Sowing seeds question

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 13:21

I'd have a go at sowing them outdoors in pots or seed trays wakeshine. I don't really have much luck with the scatter aproach. Maybe your poppy seeds failed to germinate or got eaten?

I think you might be chancing a bit for flowers this year from delphs. I see lots of healthy plants at carboots and markets. You might be be able to get a good size healthy plant that will flower this year

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 12:25

Ah Wonky I can hear your sadness in your words Just do what you think is the right thing for you. I think when it comes down to it people will vote based on their own self interests and individual circumstances.  I wonder what will happen with the working time directive if we do leave? I'd agree that the EU is unrecognisable to when it was when it first started. I'm more engaged in this topic thanks to threads like this and it all helps lead me to making an informed decision. I even read the headlines when I'm at the garage now  

I'd like to see some sort of points system brought in for immigration for those that have skills and can speak English, something like the Australian system.

I would never vote Tory so I'm finding it interesting hearing others berating Cameron but he's been voting in twice now in the general elections. Wasn't it his idea to have a referendum in the first place? I'm wondering what the turn out will be come voting day.

Hi Tetley, have you now become Verduns guard dog? Just seems like you seem to be on the attack if anyone disagrees with him? Surely people can disagree with him with fear of you having a go at them in an angry and aggressive way? What happened to agreeing to disagree?

Verdun's a self confessed stirrer of many years and always has plenty to say so I'm sure he can stick up for himself.

I don't consider your post to be stirring in anyway punkdoc, interesting to read, adding to a healthy debate and it brightens up the page

Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 08:48

Hosta and Pete, I wish mine would self seed here, maybe this year


Posted: 18/05/2016 at 08:26

Fairly easy to take cutting from Sally and now would be a good time to have a go. Take a non flowering shoot, a few inches long. Take off the bottom leaves. I dip the end in rooting hormone but you don't have to. Plant it in some compost. Cover with one of those freezer bags, again optional. Water well and place somewhere out of direct sunshine

I take the bag off after a couple of days and just leave them.

I follow Montys advice re placing your cutting materials in a sealed freezer bag as you are collecting them to mimise the moisture loss. I get all the bits and pieces first so it doesn't take long to plant them.

I took some earlier this year but I left the bags on them too long so they didn't come to anything. I've since done some fresh and they look promising

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