hollie hock


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warm spring days

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 08:37

Spring sunshine is the best Jacqueline, glad you are enjoying yourself with your seeds

Bleeding Heart

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 22:00

I managed to rescue a couple of these from a neglected pot. They didn't grow very much but that might be because there was a load of crocosmia. I've potted my small ones ones on, but was wondering why they weren't growing that much. I think the soil is too wet, thanks lydiaann

a couple of IDs please

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 21:06

No idea nut. Never seen anything like it.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 21:00

Thanks Wintersong. I'm growing some more plants that I hope will attract them. The garden was a fairly sterile environment when I moved here, so see this as a very good sign I also want to be able to grow lupins here.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 20:19

I know Lou, I have never seen them in such numbers in my frames before. It's very warm and dry in there so they are looking for a place to nest I think. I just emptied them out and will keep checking. Lots of insects about here too

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 20:16

It's huge Wintersong Animal companions in the garden are great. Lovely shot over your garden davids. I don't think that calendula does grow true from seed, could be some nice surprises.

Very pleased to see that I have ladybirds breeding in my garden. There's been a trio on one honesty plant for a while. Two of them hooked up today. I also saw one on my new lupin which is just what I wanted as last year the aphids killed my plant.


 


 

This is in a different part of the garden, sot there's a few of them about


 

 

 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:47

Dodged the april showers today, sowed a few other bits. The cuttings that I took a about a month ago are not looking good. I think I might have left the bags on too long The bowles mauve might make it, but it's not looking good for the honeysuckle stem cuttings.

I had a lot of ants in my seedhouse yesterday Jinxy, I've been using polystyrene under the seed trays for warmth so that must have attracted them. I've been watching the ladybirds today

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:21

I wish I liked tomatos Bob, my partner does so he grows a couple of plants. I saw a picture of a tumbling sort and thought it looked quite decorative.

I'm a bit behind you Sparkles and Kitty, I'm waiting for mine to get big enough to prick out. Already thinking about space.

I love purple too, I'm trying to change the colour palette this year. Mainly to reduce the number of white plants in the hot bed. Purple is going to be a strong theme

Sowed some varigated honesty and some seeds which I think are some sort of helenium collected from an open garden a while ago.

 

 

 

Seed tray covers in greenhouse

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:03

I do the same as fidgetbones

9cm plants - grown on since Jan

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 14:18

I'd plant them out too, they have quite big roots.

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

What's the chances of it growing back? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2016 at 09:52

Mother in law tongue

Propagation  
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Last Post: 31/07/2016 at 20:58

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: 20/09/2016 at 21:00

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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