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Posted: 30/08/2014 at 23:23

Do people think it's best to collect them when the furry bits are yellow/brown? I've grown this year for the first time and the plants haven't done so well. When I've had a sneaky peek the individual corns look very small but the tassles are now brown,

I'm not convinced that the plants are going to do anything more.


Elephant Hawkmoth

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 23:13

They are lovely, I'd be really pleased to see them in my garden. Great pictures

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 22:54

Hi lily Not seen that one before either

Cutting Back Penstemons

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 22:40

I got some tiny penstemons a few years ago from an T&M, size of my thumbnail. Two maybe three years later, I've got some lovely pushy plants now. I moved mine last year and think I cut them back hard in the Winter/early Spring.

Good news on your cuttings Matt. I've taken cuttings for the first time this year. The new growth on yours sound promising  No growth on mine,but they haven't keeled over and died so I'm hopeful


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 22:28

Yuck David K, please spare us those details...............I did have to google sumack


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:42

You wont regret the time you spent planting them Fishy, where ever that might be. They are such lovely plants, great for early emerging insects. Even if a few survive they will go on and multiply......... you will always get some show.

The only thing I've learnt from planting them as with all the smaller bulbs is plant more! Chuck them in

Garden Idiot

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:31

It looks like it's all out of control over there,not good for anyone. Is there a way that you can let his landlord know (if they don't already)?

Do slug eat thru' carrier bags

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:14

Not that I know of

Garden Idiot

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:12

I can only imagine what he has over there Hope it didn't stink too much!

weedy ID's please

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:07

Didn't realise that's what hogweed looks like when it's gone to seed, I saw those shapes when I first moved here. Something nice about the structure of it.



Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28


Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27


How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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