hollie hock

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Aubretia Problem

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 08:36

Slugs and snails are the most likely culprit, any slime about?

gallery of shame

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 07:00
Busy-Lizzie says:

But Hollie Hock, that isn't a border, it was the garden pond. I can't be bothered with it ever since a friend's labrador punctured the liner when he thought he'd go for a swim.

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 Ha ha Would never have guessed! Looks very natural

gallery of shame

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 20:38

Nothing at all wrong with pic 1 Busy Lizzie, looks like a full lush boarder to me. Love pot storage area, they just seem to do that all by themselves. As for the palletts and black sheeting, that would be my partners work in progress

Sad story about the wrens. The babies are so small. When we lived on the farm I saw some that had just fledged. The cats were kept in for a while to give them a chance, so tiny.

Clematis - can I prune now to stop growth?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 20:17

Love the bicycle Richard

Is something sleeping in my geraniums?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 20:09

Might be, it definatley looks an animal has either slept or run into it. That must be lovely to watch

Is something sleeping in my geraniums?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 19:09

Cat's most likely culprit. I really like hardy geraniums, I've got some blue type. They grow really quick from splitting up a clump

pet companions

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 21:51

Gorgeous pets, been a real pleasure looking through them

I have serious dog envy. I'm in the position now where I could have a dog of my own my family always had them but at the mo not quite ready to take on the committment. So for now my 2 ginger toms, Tips and Allie

Born in a tyre and they were only the surviving ones in the litter. They've been trained to come in at a  bell which works most times and to sit for food.

Not the greatest pic but here's long Allie

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

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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New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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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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Last Post: 08/06/2016 at 08:29

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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