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Talkback: Elephant hawk moth

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 22:04

Hi nut, I might have a closer look at them rather than thinking you need to be pulled up and quickly before you outseed the whole garden!

Autumn Sown Hardy Annuals

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 20:31

Hi Amy,I had a bit of go at sowing hardy annuals last year.Calendula did really well for me and these Autumn sowing were definately ahead of the game in terms of flowering than those sown in Spring.

Sweet peas are great idea. I don't really do any direct sowing as I'm a really bad weeder and  can't compete with the slugs/snails. If you or someone you know can use a drill etc, you can make very effective vertical coldframes.

What a great show of candytuffs Victoria, I would never have thought of sowing them now. I've had a pretty poor show this year

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 20:10

Did the chicken walk last night to lock them up............found out this morning, I'd locked them out!

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 19:43

New plants for me, my beetroot, runners and the cucumbers! Love them

No real new flowers, this year, very pleased that most of my old friends from my old garden made it through being dug up and chucked in pots/bags.

Caral, there's some of the pink type of Lychnis coronaria where I live, lovely plants. I've already collected the seed from them and they have germinated really well, both inside the greenhouse and outside.

Talkback: Elephant hawk moth

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 19:08

I've not ever seen any, the caterpillar or the moth. He looks so strange..........I like him! I do have plenty of very tall rosebay willow herb though, I take it they feed on them


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

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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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22
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