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Help please - rust hollyhocks

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:48

I don't grow them anymore because they get decimated with rust I have one plant just outside the garden wall which will flower this year, it's not doing too bad but has a little rust on it.

They've come this far think it's worth a go and treating them

SNOW IN SUMMER

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:11

How tastes differ.....................I have this here and really like it

The garden was landscaped last year and a couple of small clumps were planted and I like the fact that it's hardy,needs no maintenance, gives plenty of flowers, acts as ground cover and looks lovely hanging over the walls.

If ever I thought it was taking over I would just pull clumps of it up

 

 

New arrival

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 20:56

Turned out to be a day lily

Orange/apricot in colour, looks lovely, especially as it was a freebie

Help identifying plants

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 20:58

Hello, thanks for the id of no 3 snowberry. I inherited this one and often wondered what it was.

It's on the border of the garden but I find it invasive as it pops up in the beds and is almost impossible to pull out. Don't think it has any useful purpose for nature, so I would be careful of where you plant it.

 

 

 

Anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 20:00

MIght be worth trying a new post to this thread and see if the tree icon is there then. I can't see the tree icon on my previous posts only the one that I'm writing.......hope that makes sense

Another bee question

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:52

Thanks both, caught a glimpse of a couple today and from what I can tell they look like bumblies. Leaving it or the base is an option as we don't want to do them any harm.

Been on the bumblebees conservation site and they advocate leaving it alone as the nests don't last for long and the queen will find somewhere else to hibernate. Wasn't sure if the queen hibernates in the same nest or finds somewhere else but it looks as if she will move on.

Thanks again

Free Cosmos Purity Seeds with March Issue

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:23

Not yet....but looking like strong healthy plants

How much is too much ??

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 20:38

Not ever heard of this before, stagnant water can become smelly but I don't think it would do any harm to plants. I only have one water butt which is plastic, I use all the water this time of year  before it starts to smell

Another bee question

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 20:26

Hello, my mum is having some work done in her garden and having an old shed taken down. A lot of bees were noticed going down into the old floor boards of the shed and it looks like they have a nest down there. Don't know what type of bees they were other than they were quite large and looked liked the traditional bumblies.

Just wondering what is the best course of action? Thanks for any info

seed saving

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 20:14

Hi darren, I've not collected seeds off lupins but I would think that you have to wait until they dry naturally on the plant. Lupins have loads of seeds,  I cut a lot of yesterday so you would only need to keep one drying flower/seed spike to have loads of seeds.

When I've grown them from seed I didn't scar or soak them, not sure how long they keep but I would think you more lilkely to get good results with fresh seeds.  Have tried to take cuttings rather than grow from seed? This is just a thought......I grew some from seed last year and they are still tiny so no flowers will have to wait until next

Discussions started by hollie hock

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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New garden

Some pictures 
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Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Budelia

quick question 
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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 10:56

Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Website

Site really slow 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 17:27

Seedling Id

What is this? 
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