hollie hock


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Honesty flowers

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 09:39

Lovely show Nut. I really like Honesty. I have a white one in flower at the moment.

Watery I grow them in individual deeper seed pots and then repot into bigger pots than would normally use. They have a large tap roots.Sometimes I might just plant straight out into the garden. I always start them outside.

They are real toughies and seem to be able to stand up to a variety of conditions, including my cats. Once you have one, you'll have them forever, loads of seeds. Hoping my purple ones flower this year

Climbers to cover dead lylandii

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 09:27

How about some Honeysuckle? I am on the right side of a boundary with huge confier type things, doesn't block my light and I've noticed a wild type of Honeysuckle in amongst them. Been working out how to take cuttings from it

Pallets

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 09:24

Thanks GWRS, it's got my first trays in there now. We've managed to acquire some more pallets, not sure what we are going to do with yet.

No seeds up for me yet Gardengirl, I've found one window sill in the house, so have some penstemons seeds  there. Not grown them from seed before but I really like them. Easy to take cuttings from too

Are These Monarda Seedlings?

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 09:17

The little ones round the edge of the pot look like Monardas. I have some in the ground and left over in pots and they look like that. Grew them from seed last year, great germination and really easy to grow. Looking forward to seeing them flower this year.

 

Plant Food

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 09:12

I generally don't bother with feeding my plants in the garden but this year I will be treating them to some blood fish and bone sprinkled on the beds.

dry soil due to neighbour's conifers

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 09:59

I have a similar situation to you, there is a fence before the conifers so the soil gets really dried out. I've found that honesty and sweet rocket seem to cope well after a few waters in. Although classed as a biennual the sweet rocket seems to go for ages

Seedlings and propagation

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 19:42

Sounds like you are getting good results aym, I'd love to see a pic. There will always be more bargains

Seedlings and propagation

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 18:18

Sounds like a good shopping trip aym280. So you are getting the seeds to germinate on damp tissue and then potting up?

All mine are being started outside this year although I think I might have identified one window sill that could fit a couple of propagators and it's quite sunny too

raised flower bed

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 11:30

I really enjoyed my annuals last year. It was my first Summer in this garden so I grew some cornflowers, calendulas, candytuff, night scented stock, clary sage and rudebekkias. Atlhough I'm not sure if the ruddies are annuals, mine tend to come back. They really filled the space

I'm trying out larkspur, asters and snapdragons this year.

Seedlings and propagation

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 11:22

I was thinking of the all the junk that comes through the door too. I get plenty of that here.

Discussions started by hollie hock

Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 14:02

Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 18:01

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 20:59

Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 18:12

Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 18:44

Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 15:01

Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Last Post: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 08/06/2016 at 08:29

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 23:19

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

Vetch

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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