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hollie hock

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Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:59

I would bury the leggy stems as much as possible to give the plants some stablility. I might even be tempted to plant them out if I was running out of pots and space

snap dragons

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:55

I had the same a couple of years ago, it was the year of the snapdragon! The garden was full of them. Yes wait til they've got some true leaves, some roots  and then pot them on. If you can't face doing  all of them, I did small clumps into pots and then thinned them out as I repotted. I gave away loads of them. Sounds like you'll have a good show in the Summer and the bees will love them

Seed Sowing Time Yet?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:42

I'm holding off this year, in the past I've done loads by now. Can't be too much longer, maybe March 1st?


Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:39

The bigger the plant when they go out the more chance they will have at surviving the slugs. When they get to a good size, it doesn't really matter if the bottom leaves get chomped

seeds or seedlings

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:36

I've never had much luck at direct sowing, they just get eaten. So I pot all of mine on until they are big enough to stand a chance

ground cover help / suggestions

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:32

I like Bugle and the Geraniums, seem to do well in all sorts of places. I had some lovely pulmonaria as well

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:29

No not yet, but thinking about it. Need to get some coldframes built, so I can do some seed sowing

Using plastic non heated propagators for flower seeds

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:27

I tend to leave mine in the propagator til they get their true leaves and start to develop some roots, then I think about potting them on. I keep an eye on them, you can always take the lid off

Great Way of Making Some Money Out of this Hobby?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:23

I've sold surplus plants that I've grown from seed in a local market. Didn't make a lot but enough that would cover some Dahlia tubers

Should I plant conifers now (Mid Jan) or wait for it to warm up

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 12:42

I think newly planted roots will have a problem growing and developing in cold frosty soil. I would wait a bit til the ground warms up

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

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

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27


How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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