hollie hock


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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 21:00

Thanks Wintersong. I'm growing some more plants that I hope will attract them. The garden was a fairly sterile environment when I moved here, so see this as a very good sign I also want to be able to grow lupins here.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 20:19

I know Lou, I have never seen them in such numbers in my frames before. It's very warm and dry in there so they are looking for a place to nest I think. I just emptied them out and will keep checking. Lots of insects about here too

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 20:16

It's huge Wintersong Animal companions in the garden are great. Lovely shot over your garden davids. I don't think that calendula does grow true from seed, could be some nice surprises.

Very pleased to see that I have ladybirds breeding in my garden. There's been a trio on one honesty plant for a while. Two of them hooked up today. I also saw one on my new lupin which is just what I wanted as last year the aphids killed my plant.


 


 

This is in a different part of the garden, sot there's a few of them about


 

 

 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:47

Dodged the april showers today, sowed a few other bits. The cuttings that I took a about a month ago are not looking good. I think I might have left the bags on too long The bowles mauve might make it, but it's not looking good for the honeysuckle stem cuttings.

I had a lot of ants in my seedhouse yesterday Jinxy, I've been using polystyrene under the seed trays for warmth so that must have attracted them. I've been watching the ladybirds today

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:21

I wish I liked tomatos Bob, my partner does so he grows a couple of plants. I saw a picture of a tumbling sort and thought it looked quite decorative.

I'm a bit behind you Sparkles and Kitty, I'm waiting for mine to get big enough to prick out. Already thinking about space.

I love purple too, I'm trying to change the colour palette this year. Mainly to reduce the number of white plants in the hot bed. Purple is going to be a strong theme

Sowed some varigated honesty and some seeds which I think are some sort of helenium collected from an open garden a while ago.

 

 

 

Seed tray covers in greenhouse

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:03

I do the same as fidgetbones

9cm plants - grown on since Jan

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 14:18

I'd plant them out too, they have quite big roots.

Grape hyacinths

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 11:23

Excellent idea

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 10:30

Cool

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 10:23

Totally agree Tetley I don't consider my last comment to be spiteful.

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

Mother in law tongue

Propagation  
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Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

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New shoots

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Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

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How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

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

Help any ideas? 
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Jacobs Ladder

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

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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