hollie hock

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Lupin infestation

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 10:13

The lupin that was destroyed by them last year was in a really hot place.This year I'm trying one in a shadier spot to see if that makes any difference.

I had some lovely ones a few years ago and no sign of aphids, they were in dappled shade under some big beech trees.

Insect bites

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 09:24

After bite is really good to soothe bites

gallery of shame

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 09:23

B3, I often deadhead and cut things back and leave them, I like to think it of as pre mulch, putting the goodness back into the ground

I remember my mum trying to teach me how to iron shirts, the collars, cuffs, buttons. All to much fiddlying about, I rebelled at an early age.

Lupin infestation

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 09:13

I'm watching mine too, I haven't tried the washing up liquid method. It's worth a go as the plant will probably collapse if you don't try something

gallery of shame

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 15:57

Ha ha ha kitty A girl after my own heart. Well they werent' hurting there. It's the not the tipping them out that wins you top marks!

easy and fast growing perennials from seed?

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 15:38

Rudbeckias grow quickly and they tend to pull through the winters with me. Also Gaillardia Goblins are quick growing, often flowering first year.

gallery of shame

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 15:31

Hi Ice, I had a veg plot that looked like that when I lived on the farm. I remember weeding it all in one day, only to turn my back and the weeds were back!

gallery of shame

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 15:17

Excellent photos everyone Tried going back through them but kept getting an error message.

I particuarly like Liro's self seeded foxglove, clearly demonstarted that nothing has happened in that part of the garden for some time, and good use of useful gap.

Kitty, sure you were made up to find the 6 bottles of stagnant water Couldn't find your bunk bed, but nice taps!  Sad to hear of the demise of the avocardo bath

Dwarf sweet rocket?

Just lying down

Useful pole that has been there for a year

Behind shed or useful gap. Surprisingly things grow here. A rose which was chucked out came back to life so has been returned to the garden. The green growth is a honeysuckle which was dug out a while ago. I'm sure there's a spikey japonica thing in there too

I'm almost too embrassed to post the last one,  I struggle with house plants

I would like to say at this point, these 2 have had a good drink since this photo was taken and are making good progress.

I can't remember who mentioned ironing, iron free here, never owned one

Neighbour dispute

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 10:57

No idea of the legal issues, but from what you've said it all sounds really reasonable and it's been an onging arrangement which has suited everyone.

Sounds like this lady has a reputation for causing arguements and being unreasonable. I wouldn't get into any dialogue with her unless I had to.

Clematis in pots

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 10:50

I think have a rubens type of montana as well, now that is fast growing!  Red/purple leaves. These were from cuttings taken a few years ago. Second year in the ground.  I'm training it to grow over the summerhouse, will look great next year.

I thought the top dressing was a sterling effort to be nice to it and it does get watered regularly now so thanks for taking that into consideration

Discussions started by hollie hock


What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

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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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Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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