hollie hock


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Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 08:48

Hosta and Pete, I wish mine would self seed here, maybe this year

propogating

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 08:26

Fairly easy to take cutting from Sally and now would be a good time to have a go. Take a non flowering shoot, a few inches long. Take off the bottom leaves. I dip the end in rooting hormone but you don't have to. Plant it in some compost. Cover with one of those freezer bags, again optional. Water well and place somewhere out of direct sunshine


I take the bag off after a couple of days and just leave them.


I follow Montys advice re placing your cutting materials in a sealed freezer bag as you are collecting them to mimise the moisture loss. I get all the bits and pieces first so it doesn't take long to plant them.


I took some earlier this year but I left the bags on them too long so they didn't come to anything. I've since done some fresh and they look promising

Sedum help please

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 07:25

I think I might have planted it in the wrong spot first of all so maybe that why it's complaining.  It's an Autumn joy one I think Tetley. It''s new spot is very sunny and warm I think I will leave it as it is and just keep an eye on it.

Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 07:06

It took me ages to get them to germinate from seed. I have a cutting given to me last year which has survived the winter and will have a go at taking more this year.

Seedlings

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 06:59

The first one looks a bit like some sort of mallow to me

Last edited: 18 May 2016 07:00:01

Echinacea

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 21:47

I have a couple of small plants that I grew from seed. It's a small clump but I'm pleased it's come through for the second year. I haven't had any self seed yet and found them difficult to over winter as small plants.


Maybe one dose of the pellets will give them a fighting chance Peanuts, I agree with Chicky that once they have grown a bit they don't seem as tasty to the slugs.

Sedum help please

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 18:55

I aquired a sedum from the seed swap last year, over wintered it in a pot outside. It grew another shoot and then I planted it a partial shady spot and the little shoot withered and died, the larger one looked poorly and something was starting to munch it.


I've dug it up and replanted it in a large pot with good drainage and it's in a warm and sunny spot now. The lower leaves are wilting but they were before.


I might have a been a bit eager to shift into it's new position so I'm thinking possible shock ? The top bit is looking ok.


Thanks for any advice,been nuturing this one and am hoping for a good source of nectar bees later on in the year


Garden Mint

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 18:33

I've had the same old ropey mint for years but sounds like some fresh soil would help it along. That will be a job to do this week  I took some cuttings on the weekend I just ripped out roots with some green attached and potted them up.

Garden Sounds

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 15:51

Definatley the birds and I quite like the sound of a lawn mower

Little Friend

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 15:35

Lovely story and pic Jacqueline, it would make my day too

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