hollie hock

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Before and after....

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:29

You've done a really good job Laura The great thing about creating a garden is that you can move things if you are not happy where they are. Enjoy the fruits of your labour

Shall I carry on with these seedlings?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:26

I wouldn't worry too much about the sun, they will really appreciate just being outside in natural light and ventilation. They are hardy perennials so they can cope

Will this tanacetum flower?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:24

I love sweet rocket and yes best placed at the back. They will flower next year and if you keep deadheading them they carry on. Mine are acting more like perennials as I have had a white for a while now and it's still going strong

Shall I carry on with these seedlings?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:14

I wouldn't give up on them, they have the potential to look glorious next year. They will really come on in bigger pots outside. I'd be tempted to plant out when they have grown a bit and you know where you want them

Mother in law tongue

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:04

Morning Dove and Phillipa and thanks. Excellent tip regarding the diagonal cut going, that will save me a lot of head scratching and confusion Sounds like the best thing is to leave them alone ha ha. I've been overwatering mine I think, so will reduce that now and no need to repot. Never seen them flower

I had wondered about putting them outside, I've been growing Spider plants and they have been outside for a few weeks, just putting them in a plastic greenhouse if it's rains heavily. They are doing really well

What are these flowers?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 08:44

Love these, particularly the pink ones. I have a few dotted about the place so not fussy at all. Easy to grow from seed


Posted: 31/07/2016 at 08:38

I'd agree they are best suited in the ground. I do find mine bordering on invasive though and I'll have to dig up some of it later this year as it's very happy where it is and will take over the whole bed

Mother in law tongue

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 08:33

I was lucky to come across a large one of these in sale a few months ago. It was a bit battered but I've since split it and they are all coming along nicely.

Some of have got new leaf spikes coming through and I would like to encourge this.

I've read that they like to be pot bound, am wondering if it's then that they start new plants through their rhizomes. A bit similar to pot bound spider plants throwing out babies

Anyone had any success with leaf cuttings? It looks easy enough, just got to remember which way the leaf was cut I think.  I've done this with other succulents and they root quickly.

I love these plants, any tips to get them to thrive, will be much appreciated

Dividing lupins

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 08:21

I've not tried splitting them but have had success with basal cuttings. These taken now should flower next year

What is this plant ?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 08:17

It's looking really healthy

Discussions started by hollie hock

Mother in law tongue

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What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

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Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Any one grown it? 
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