hollie hock


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Don't you just love freebies

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:30

Excellent freebies, they look really healthy

night scented stocks seeds

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:28

The seeds of the night scented stock are tiny so I've never tried collecting my own. I had the best results last year with fresh seed. I got mine from seedaholics and had far better plants when I direct sowed instead of in strips/ seed trays. I might even sow some more so I will have them all Summer.


Giving them a  light trim seems to keep them going. The seed heads look to me like little antlers after the flowers, I cut those off to get more flowers so have never really tried to get them to self seed.


Not heard of Zaluzianskia before Ladybird, thanks. I love these night scented plants, great for moths. I got few white scented phlox on the go too

cosmos plugs

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 21:10

They are half hardy plants so could be  killed off if there is a frost which really does depend on where you are. I would say it's unlikely now where I am.Mine are in a open coldframe. It does sound like them being too wet, they don't mind dry conditions and can get battered in heavy rain.


I love the look of the antiquity ones btw I normally grow the mixed but this year I have some poppy ones, yellow and oranges too

Growing Helenium from seed.

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 21:04

I'm having a go at these for the first time this year. MIne have been in about the same time I think,no show. The seed I used was hardly fresh though. Perennials seem to take longer to germinate.

Lavender stems black

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 12:06

Hello, if the green shoots are small I think I'd let them grow on bit and then trim a small amount off at a time. That hopefully should encourage some growth from the woody stems. I know a lot of people say it won't grow but it's amazing what a bit of cut back does. I'm generally in the camp of where there's green and growth there's life


A nice top dressing of some fresh compost would help too. No daft questions here

Awful new format for forum

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 10:56
Dovefromabove says:

I seem to remember some information gathering, and also some members went to the Intermediate Media offices in London and Bristol to answer questions, look at mock ups etc. 


See original post

It's a shame that that this information gathering wasn't done on the forum rather than what sounds like  an handful of selected members going to some offices. It would have been an ideal opportunity and fun. I would like to think that the development team who run this forum would have been checking out how others manage to capture the mobile market whilst keeping the laptoppers etc happy. There's plenty of forums out there.


I don't use a smart phone or tablet just a laptop and hopefully getting my dusty desktop out soon. I can see why a site would want to attract mobile users but I'm not convinced that the majority of it's current membership use these. All too late now, a bit of market research with it's current membership seems to have been left out completley.


Although I have to say after maybe 4 years + of the quote button not working, it is now.

What is this plant?

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 10:28

It looks a bit like a bromelid to me. The flower shapes look similar but not sure about the leaves

Bit of heat and Sun making plants wilt!

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 08:40

I have found that lupins and shasta daisies like a bit of respite from really hot sun. I had some shastas in my hot bed last year and they did wilt when it got really hot. I've moved them to a slightly more shady spot.

How do you get into your borders?

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 08:31

I have a large flat tree ring in my biggest bed. I can stand on that and reach most parts of the bed with my long handled hoe. I have a couple of smaller flat stones else where

Relocating plants

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 08:22

They are really lovely and I can see why you want to move them with you. I remember my partner and I shifting big shrubs from my friends garden who was moving. Think it was Summer so wrong time of year really.


We cut them right back and then got as much root ball as possible and soaked with water when planted. They did survive even though I didn't think they would.

Discussions started by hollie hock

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