hollie hock

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Leaf miners

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 19:23

I get this a bit on my young plants. I tend to just pick the leaves off and dispose of them I do move my affected plants sometimes to a move ventilated spot, not sure if this makes any difference at all. Think I might have read something along those lines

Lupins and woolly aphids

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 19:12

So far so good with my new one, I'm checking it everyday as it was about this stage or maybe when the flower spikes were forming that they arrived last year. I'm sad to hear that they are back for you Magnolia, I'm hoping it was a one off  thing.

The plant is looking really healthy and liking it's shadier spot. Will be giving the spray a go if they come back, squishing but only with gloves on!

Sedum help please

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 18:01

Pleased to report that all my sedum needed was a more sunnier spot. Looks loads happier and there's lots of new shoots and leaves growing. Excellent I think I will have flowers for the bees this year as planned.

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 21:19

Whoa......Wow that all looks great Perki. Your greenhouse is bursting :)

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:54

Beautiful flowers everyone

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:48

Done a little bit this afternoon, the sun came out for a bit I know what you mean about the green stage Vic, same here. I got rid of most of the white honesty in one bed today, mostly over and taking up loads of space

Rediscovered a couple of slightly stunted ruddies in there. Got a few things potted up into bigger pots and a few irises have come up in one of the layered spring bulbs pots

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:22

Here's a catch up of how my mid March sowings are doing 

The last pic is mainly perennials grown last year some split into new plants Ox eyed daisies, achilea, shanta daisies,some hardy geraniums, they have all taken really quickly. There's a few other bits and pieces hanging around in various places too

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 23:11

Ha ha Kitty There was me thinking that you had solved that problem I will look back on their progress to date and how they survived the tower of terror

I don't really do a lot of bedding, Busy. Maybe they would be better in some pots rather than in the ground?

I hope the weather's better tomorrow as I feel I haven't quite sown enough. Nite

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:52

We certainly grow a lot of plants! And you managed to have all of that in your house Kitty!

Never thought of starting cosmos in toilet rolls so thanks for the pics. Great idea, do you trust in one seed per roll or a bit of sprinkling?

I'm long way off from planting out Busy Lizzie. My ruddies only have about 4 leaves. I've grown echium blue bedder for the first time so not sure what to expect with these. They've grown quick and could probably go in the ground and some corncockles too.


Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:30

Great name, had a quick google lovely colour of the leaves.

Wonks I know this as jacobs ladder, I grow the wildflower one. I'll be collecting seeds later this year. If you want any let me know. Really easy and quick to grow, seem to do well anywhere and fully hardy. Oh the bees like them too

A prince earworm might just be taking things a little too far

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