hollie hock

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cleome colour fountain

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 20:58

I managed to get a few to grow from seed a few years ago. None the second time I tried. That's annoying chicky. Yes we could do with some warmer weather to get things moving along Mine are generally looking healthy just not growing that fast

flower bombs

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 20:40

I didn't think of the poisonous aspect to them rosemummy. Trying to think of other things, maybe red campion?

Cute Little Ermine Moth

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 20:38

Enjoyed the vid Hefty, he's a beauty, really fluffy.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 20:33

Lovely pictures everyone, it's a great time of year Flowerlover, I love that secluded spot with the acer and Fairy very smart and stylish.

What's the deal with posting pics from a laptop? Do they need reducing to be under a particular size?

flower bombs

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 20:25


Guerilla Gardening

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 20:24

It's really filled out nicely Hefty, bet people can't help but smile when they see this


Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:48

Crossed here for you too


Posted: 20/05/2016 at 15:56

No problem Like I said the cutting material that you have doesn't look the best but these plants do root easily.

Trim off all the flowering shoots. Then look for the the best looking  shoots. Cut a  3 " ish stem.Dip the end into rooting powder, you don't need this it can work without.   I place the cutting in a pot, water well and cover with a freezer bag.

Place out of direct sunlight, take the bag off in a couple of days. The bag isn't essential either I've just got into a habit of doing this way.

When you are waiting for them to root it seems to take ages, leave them alone if you can until you can see loads of new growth and or roots at the bottom.Good luck hope they take for you


Posted: 20/05/2016 at 12:27

It's not looking it's best. Not sure why the leaves are going pink, maybe it really is on it's last legs. Is it in a sunny spot?

I would have a go at taking cuttings first, but it's shoots do look a bit ropey. A new small/medium plant planted now will quickly fill the space and look a lot better

Rogue seeds

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 12:22

I grow a few each year Kitty.I quite like them, they last forever with some deadheading, quite often coming through the winter

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