hollie hock


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Wallflower

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

Wallflower

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

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 12:13

Haven't done much in the garden over the last few days, it's gone really chilly again. My cosmos are no where near the plant out stage. I got some potted on but they aren't really growing that quickly.


The sun is trying to come out so might be a pottering day outside after all

Rogue seeds

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 12:07

I'd go for calendula too

Help and ideas needed

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 14:27

 That looks a lovely space Mark, I can picture the ferns liking it there.


Great suggestions made, I'd look for the self seeders and spreaders. Some plants can be divided into small clumps in a short space of time. Foxgloves should grow well there too

Hollyhocks

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 14:04

You're welcome Luke

Honeysuckle

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 14:02

Thanks for your suggestions. I've got a traditional terrace long garden enclosed on all sides with only a certain amount of planting space. The plan is to start vertically planting the fences with climbers so over time the garden will have more privacy and become more enclosed. This place is more permanent so it's nice to be able to make longer term plans now.


Will make a note of them all and see if they match up with the Aldi's ones. Heaven scent sounds attractive. I'm very fond of plants that are tough as old boots, minimal maintenance and last throughout the year. Thanks again

Hollyhocks

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 13:34

Have you just planted these? If so it's normally for them to wilt a bit sometimes. Looking green and healthy and the top leaves aren't droopy. All looking good  to me

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What would you do?

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 13:30

I think if it's been like that for a while the chances are they've forgotten about it. Sounds like the previous owner was into a bit of guerilla gardening. I think you are sensible in not wanting to invest too much cash as the land doesn't belong to you and yes they can do what they like. The silver birch sounds lovely.


I can't think of any biennuls and perennials that like dry shade but there must be some


Alternatively you could contact the council/housing assoiciation who own the land. Speaking to a housing officer or someone who works in community investment might be useful. They buy and sell plots too.

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