hollie hock

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Newbie here, bulb lover

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 13:05

I've been really happy with my layered pots this year, planted in last Autumn.

I think spraxis bulbs may still be out in the shops. I seem to remember them being a later flowering plant.  I've had them before but not hardy

Natural predators

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 12:45

Maybe it's just a good year for them. There's plenty of them to go around by the sound of things

Can you identify this please

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 12:38

Some sort of sedum? The growth and leaves look a bit similar

Natural predators

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 12:36

Thanks for the link Alan,lots of info there.  I think I'll try and get more hoverflies in the garden in the hope that that there's more of their  larvae about.

I've been saving bits and pieces for the bug house fidgetbones, so thanks

Nice pic pansyface, beautiful creatures. A bit too angry and aggressive for me though

English vs Spanish bluebells

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 10:11

I will do aym. Just been looking at the 2 different types that you have named. The butterfly one is more subtle than the suminagashi. I always think of that red when I hear acer. I don't tend to buy special soil/compost for anything so will give  them a bit more thought if I see one cheap enough 


Natural predators

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 09:50

Thrilled to see ladybirds in the garden this year. I know they are liking the honesty and I have just sown some phacelia but that will be for next year.

I grow a lot of things for insects but have people any ideas of what other things they like, to eat or live on?  I've read that lacewings too like to eat aphids and greenfly


Small wildlife pond

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 09:38

Wow Dove, frogs and a grass snake You've done such a good job with your pond. I can see why you can spend hours looking in to it. Very natural looking and brilliant photos too

English vs Spanish bluebells

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 09:28

You can't ask for anything more at that price aym I've got one of those purple and red ones, don't know the species, it's planted in a big trough and it's new tips are growing well. That's going to be it's permanent home so I'm hoping for a lot of growth and flowers this year.

I've never grown an acer, although have admired them for a while.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 08:49

Fabulous Spring show James, I partculary like the wooden planter in the 2nd pic

I've very pleased to have them in my garden Hazel, lets hope they eat all the aphids

English vs Spanish bluebells

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 08:41

The fushcia will look lovely in there I've been doing a lot more of moving and dividing of stuff this year

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

What's the chances of it growing back? 
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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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