hollie hock

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Posted: 18/05/2016 at 21:52

I'm going to add a few climbers to the garden this year and and looking to splash out a £5 on a honeysuckle at Aldis.

I love the smell of honeysuckle, they have a few different types all labelled as strongly scented. Any one better than the other?  They don't look too bad a plant from a supermarket Reasonably healthy just needing a bit of tlc.

I'm trying to get one to grow from layering but it's going to be a while

Thanks for any info

Disguising a telegraph pole

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 21:42

I was going to suggest a clematis or honey suckle but ivy sounds like a great idea

A summer version of aubretia

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 21:37

plant pauper. It covered one of my ugly walls once. I'd grow it again but I have a smaller garden now

Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 21:25

Barney looks a sweet pup

A summer version of aubretia

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 21:23

Snow in summer? I think that's it's name.Small white flowers on greyish leaves. Think it likes similar conditions to aubretia and flowers later. It is a spreader but I find it comes out easy if you don't like it or it makes a bid to taker over

Repotting hostas

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 14:17

I'd go for it Jennifer. Split some smaller pieces off the main plant and pot up and you get more of the same

Mystery to me

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 14:01

That looks like a nice plant


Posted: 18/05/2016 at 13:59

I'm not sure what type of mallow mine is. I had some in my first garden and found some seeds not long ago, got a few up even after several years in paper envelopes


Posted: 18/05/2016 at 13:27

I like mallows Fishy, easy to grow, they self seed a little for me and the bees enjoy  them

Sowing seeds question

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 13:21

I'd have a go at sowing them outdoors in pots or seed trays wakeshine. I don't really have much luck with the scatter aproach. Maybe your poppy seeds failed to germinate or got eaten?

I think you might be chancing a bit for flowers this year from delphs. I see lots of healthy plants at carboots and markets. You might be be able to get a good size healthy plant that will flower this year

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

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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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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Lupins and woolly aphids

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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