hollie hock

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Wildflower ID

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 20:34

I grew  white and a deep pinky one. The pinky one was the better plant, the white one didn't survive after it flowered. Think this would be a good one for my new shady bed

gallery of shame

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 20:10

Great thread. The montbretia looks fabulous to me, no weeds and good for the insects! The gnat bite patch coming on nicely there B3

Ferric phosphate slug pellets

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 21:55

I've had to resort to using these recently Fishy. Last time was probably a couple of years ago.

I've spread them really thinly around the main problem area. A couple of very light applications and then I leave it at that. I've just done that with some foxgloves that have been in the ground for a year and all the developing flowers were just eaten. Today I've noticed them growing some more

I like to think the small amount I use gives the plant a fighting chance after that's it's on it's own. My cats aren't interested in them at all. I would have thought dogs the same.  I don't think they are good news to wildlife at all, very toxic

Too many plants

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 21:47

Some serious plant propagation going on with you fidgetbones Looks great


Posted: 24/05/2016 at 21:42

Hi GWRS and Aster, I've only just seen your posts. The pallet planter hasn't been planted up yet My partner lined it with thick polythene both sides befores he filled it and it's got loads of drainage.

The plan is to plant it with some night scented stock, phlox, maybe aubreita if it worked. he plants I'm thinking of might be able to cope with drier condtions.

I hadn't considered adding any of those crystals,I don't know what you mean about wicks?

I have a few small pots of the stock so will have a go and start to plant it up and will let you know how I get on

Plant ID needed please

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 20:48


cosmos plug plants

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 20:45

If they are outside the only thing I can think off is that they haven't been hardened off or frost maybe?

Busy day in the office

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 20:40

Very bright and cheerful. I spotted bugs B3

Chelsea 2016 coverage.

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 20:37

Not long switched on. Enjoyed listening to Kate Adie and the bit about the Somerset nursery. That guy has a great job!

baby spiders?

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 21:09

These were here today, I thought they were some dried bit of fern at first.

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

What's the chances of it growing back? 
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Mother in law tongue

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What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 18:01

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 20:59

Move it now?

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Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 18:44

Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 23:19

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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