hollie hock


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Mouldy compost

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 11:04

This sometimes happen to me. Really annoying, think it's just the soil being just that little bit too wet.  If it's not too bad I scrape it off with my finger but that's probably not the best way Sometimes that works sometimes not.

Wild flower patch or weeds

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:45

Hi Primose, maybe think about getting some that do a good job at self seeding and grow relatively quickly.

Ox eyed daisies and yarrow are doing well for me from last years sowings and division. Agree with nut about the creeping buttercup! I think that might be the only plant that I have used topical weedkiller on.

I'm growing a few corncockles too. So easy to grow and I love the seeds, black, round and chunky Mabe not what have you have in mind but candytuff can self seed quite well. I have loads as of yet, un named seedlings in one of my beds, which I'm hoping will turn out to be this. Insects like it

I grow a mixture of stuff too.

Some pics of a bee chilling on a twig :)

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:06

It might just be coincidence Hefty but I keep seeing ladybirds on my honesty plants. Looks as if they live there

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:51

Has Verdun done it again? I don't follow him anymore,so can't see his threads or posts at this end

Wild flower patch or weeds

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:27

I'm not sure primrosec. Any wild flowers I grow I tend to do in seed trays and pots. Maybe thin out the weeds to give them the best chance?

ID plants please

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:25

I don't like the Spainish ones either aym, I would dig them up and chuck them. On the whole I plant for wildlife. I don't think this variety brings in anything useful for the garden

Making the gardening magazine

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 08:56

Very pretty colours, not seen one before. Bet they do a good job of munching the plants though

ID plants please

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 08:50

That does look like yarrow. I grew some pastel shades of these last year. I really like these plants, should have plenty of flowers this year. The small clumps that I planted last year have really bulked up so I think they spread a lot. Hope the insects find them

My seedlings and cuttings

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 08:41

 All ok at this end. I love potting sheds caroline. your seedlings are looking good.

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 08:36

I gave watching the news many years ago Tetley, I just found it too depressing and sad. I found that the things that were being aired were really beyond my control. I think my life is better off with out it I listen to the radio a bit so pick up bits from there. Although Radio 4 still has too much news for me.

Tetley says

"I am interested in opinions from others (even if I disagree with them), and also think that it is a good thing to be able to discuss these really very important matters with other reasonable adults.  It is not always good to just agree with opinions for the sake of "peace and quiet" because that is futile and - yes, sticking one`s head in a dark place!

If there are posts on the forum that hold no interest for me, I do not join in - it is not compulsory."

Sorry can't do the quotes thing, but yes good reasonable healthy, respectful  debate is a good thing. I suspect that that things on this thread took a turn towards the vitriolic and alarmist nature which won't add anything to the debate apart from get peoples back ups. Shame really but that's just people though, some just can't help themselves.

Still no leaflets but it will be compost for all of them

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