hollie hock

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Are these Cosmos seedlings leggy?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 19:05

I'd say these are looking a little leggy Craig. I think cosmos have a tendancy for this, at the start they are long spindly plants.

It's not the end of the world, they will be ok. They would have benefitted from being planted deeper into the soil. Light levels indoors will be so different to natural light. They wont develop into good strong plants if you leave them inside.

They are hardy, so will do much better outside

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 18:45

Good to see you Wonky, hope you are well on the mend

Finally got the green house cleaned out

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 18:38

Wow what a space!   You look happy in there already. The tiles are beautiful

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 18:32

I'd almost forgotten about frost archiepem. Split some oxe eyed daisies and geraniums. Treated my long suffering pot bound clematis to some fresh top soil and some blood fish and bone. I think this year will be it's last year in the pot.

Sowed a few bits and did a lot of looking at the plants and the insects. I wish it would warm up a bit here, I'm still going out in layers and a hat




Need suggestions for fast growing flowers/weeds/plants

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 18:15

That's not long, don't know of any

Move it now?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 18:12

It's all going on Tetley  Moved it about a foot......... it looks all the better for it's slight change in position.

what are they ?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 15:14

I was thinking maybe bee flies too. I've seen a few about

Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 15:13

I've heard swallows but not seen any. They always nested in my grandads shed

Move it now?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 11:02

Cheers Bob. I used to sow them along with everything else in Spring. Can't go too wrong if you sow fresh off the plant.  Nut has great success with outside sowing in January. Will be collecting the seeds off these two and giving it a go. Right off to shift the plant, thanks everyone

Mouldy compost

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 10:39

Equally annoying is when the compost dries out so much there's a hard green crust covering the top of it   Seeds only need contact with damp slightly moist soil for the magic to begin. I've lost seedlings to damping off many times, so disheartening.

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

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New shoots

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Natural predators

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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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