hollie hock


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Cleome

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 09:57

Hi nut...........that makes sense, will have a go at collecting the seeds. Will wait a little for the pods to go brown, still green at the moment.

Think I grew them as the seeds were really cheap and I've been really surprised how much I like them chicky. They grew quickly and have strong stems (all be it a bit prickly) so they haven't bent and don't need any staking, Seem to be fairly draught tolerant as well

Cleome

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 21:56

I've grown them for the first time here, didn't know they are prone to self seed, that's good news I really like them

My first instinct is that  they wouldn't grow true to type but then again I haven't see a lot of insects of them. I think the seed is really tiny, I can see seed pods on a few of mine

wild flower garden

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 12:06

I know that cornflowers are annuals so they flower and die in one season, you could let the seeds dry and store them for next year. I always get a few cornflowers that pop up in unexpected places so they do self seed. I'm still deadheading my cornflowers, just squeezing the last of the flowers off them.

Some poppies are annuals and some are perennials as are daisies.

My Perennial Hibiscus.

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 11:53

That's a lovely deep rich colour

Seeds- your opinions and advice

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 11:51

Hi Amy, I'm probably not the best person to ask as I keep all of mine in a large metal old biscit tin and then just have a root around in there at different types of the year!

If I were ever to get organised (highly unlikely) I would probably divide my seeds into annuals/perennials/biennuals as on the whole these are sown at different types of the year. Only started doing any edible stuff this year. I do a little bit of seed collecting and keep those in those small money envelopes

I started my garden about 2-3 years ago and a lot of it has been grown from seed, it's very enjoyable and very addictive........

 

 

Sparrows!

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 22:03

That's good news

Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 20:30

Ever an optimist I think slowly the tide is turning and everyone is slowly waking up.

On a garden scheme I visted this year the local primary school was one of the gardens featured Got shown round by one of the pupils

This is my first garden, the majority of my plants are here because they attract wildlife

Hi new to the forum and looking for design ideas

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 19:47

Like the curvy bed,  I've got something similar. As well as the annuals are you thinking of something more permanent? Aubretia looks lovely trailing over walls and gives a lovely splash of colour

Would think it's a good time to plant perennials and biennuals now as the soil is warm

wild flower garden

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 19:02

Hello Alison, what flowers do you have in there?

Flowering almondii

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 18:41

Funny you should say that I have a very rampant Clematis Montana that has given off a few flowers in the last week

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Pickled Eggs

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