hollie hock


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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.

Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:56

Swifts and swallows in the sky here in south Wales A sound of summer, I love the screeching

Penstemons

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:53

A good cut back would do it the world of good I think.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:44

No garding today,but spent a very enjoyable couple of days in the week. Pricking out,potting on, watering and generally shuffling things about to make more space. No show on the early cuttings,so done some fresh


Some earlier divisions of plants have no re divided. Free plants, love it! Be careful with the sunburn Wonks, I know my skin hasn't seen any sunshine for a long long time


Hope everyone gets some sunshine and time in their gardens this weekend

Have I grown too much

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 10:42

All looking really healthy Busy Lizzie, further on than mine, I've just started pricking and potting on

Planting out Lupins

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:55

Last year the grey big aphids killed mine off so I bought a small plant a few weeks ago and planted it straight away, so far so good. It's grown loads and minimal damage from pests.  I haven't had to this yet but in the past I have used a small amount of slug pellets just to give the plants a bit of chance to get going .


It's in  a more shady position than the one I had last year, it got too hot which I think encouraged the bugs

dames violet

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:46

I grew some of this from seed a couple of years ago and still have the plants going strong, even though it's meant to be a biennual.  I think I got my seeds from seedaholic first off then I collected my own. Think I just sowed them outside in a tray and left alone.


They are easy to take cutting from too. One of mine had a long stem with little offsets of plants growing from them so I trimmed off the growing bits from the stem, placed in compost and left alone and they have rooted now.


Gorgous smell, I like them as cut flowers and the moths enjoy them too. Hope they come good for you rosemummy :)

Have I grown too much

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:36

I'm doing the green/seed house shuffle too Think I've got about 50 + larkspur with still some more to come out as well as all the other stuff. Having to dig deep to find small size pots at the moment. I haven't done a count but it must be getting on to be 100 plus so yes I think it's normal nut Well it is to me

Cosmos Plant - help

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 20:40

Hi tony, is the plant in it's own pot now? If it's looking healthy with plenty of leaves, I would pinch it out. They get really bushy that way

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

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Sedum help please

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Sweet Rocket

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Move it now?

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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Honeysuckle

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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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