hollie hock

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Move it now?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:41

Thanks everyone, I've never managed to get one to self seed. Don't think I've had much luck with growing these from seed either. Will get out as much of the root I can and water well to try and avoid the swoon. Sad fate for your daughters Lyn

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 22:24

No I don't Tetley, it's really wasteful. I agree sensible debate is good and to be encouraged. Agreeing to differ sounds good

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 22:09

Gorgeous display Jackie

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 22:05

Such pretty planting Victoria and always a pleasure to see your flower beds chicky

Nice work Hefty, I didn't notice the sign before. I must have a quick check on the oxe eye daisies, sweet rocket and yarrow that I planted in the alley behind the garden.

Really pleased with my mix match of cheap daffs bought last year


Beds are looking a bit green but things starting to come out







Move it now?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 21:37

Excellent news That can be shifted tomorrow. Fingers crossed for flowers as well then. They are both purple, bought as small plants last year. I haven't had aquilegia in my garden for while now. Thanks both

Move it now?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 21:05

I rediscovered this smaller plant a couple of weeks ago. I think I've planted it too far back and want to move it.

It's perked up a bit and putting on some new growth. I'm thinking it will be alright to move a couple of feet? It looks so small compared to the other one planted at the same time last year. Any chance of flowers this year?



Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 20:43

Not embrassing at all Andy. Looking good  I'd be tempted to have a go at pricking out the cosmos and plant quite deeply. Not sure about the other, they still look a bit small to me. Hardy annuals like cosmos are germinating outside, so they will fine just get them used to being outside bit by bit.

My first seedlings into pots Echium blue bedder and some corncockles.

Sowed my first seeds only 23 days ago so very pleased. Have held off sowing anymore as the seedhouse is doing it's job and have loads up. The good thing is it's only April so I can still change my mind about that

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 20:15

Good name for it Wintersong. Pricked out some corncockles and some more blue bedder. Having second thoughts about sowing anything else at the moment, I'm already having to shuffle things around a bit.


Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 20:06

I only block the one members posts Tetley. I do this because I don't want to see any more of his stirring. Just like if I met the same in life, I wouldn't really want to spend time with or hear what they have to say.

I was minding my own buisness here until the conversation swerved in another direction. Am I not allowed to mention this?  Why is it ok for others to say the same thing? Granted the link was mean spirited and I apologise for that.

Long threads like this are an ideal opportunity to quote things out of context.I didn't say that I never listen to the news, I didn't say that it was all too sad and cruel for me and I did know that there was going to be a referendum, just not the date

The garden was great if a bit chilly, hoping for better weather tomorrow



Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 14:55

We have all have different opinions on things and see different things in people.That's just mine. I'm going back out in the garden too

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