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What is this bee attracting plant?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 19:50

Lovely plant, I had one here once but too exposed so it died. It's obviously happy where it is

rockery

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 19:46

Hello, know nothing about acid/alkaline soils but I have some snowcap in my rockery and is lovely, gives loads of white flowers in the spring to early summer.

Bugle seems to grow any where as well

SNOW IN SUMMER

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 19:36

Hi mary, glad there's someone else who likes it. It's all about individual choice and preferences and what works for you

Summer has arrived

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 19:06

Great pictures, love the huge strawberry and the hedgehog, how lovely

I like gaillardias, known here as the goblins, very bright

As someone who has just tipped their toe into veg,here's my courgette plants

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26824.jpg?width=221&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26825.jpg?width=221&height=350&mode=max

 

Help please - rust hollyhocks

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 22:21

My understanding is that they are biennual plants so once they flower that's it, their life cycle is complete. I think they are fully hardy so any plants grown from seed this year, will withstand the winter and flower next year, Not sure what you mean by flagged..........do you mean when the flowers are over and seeds are forming?

I've known some that self seed so almost become perennial.

Out of interest the leaves that made it through, are they the ones that are due to flower soon?

You can collect seeds once they have flowered, I would sow them straight off the plant once they are dried enough, that way you should be able to plant them out before the first frost and they will grow next year.

Hope that helps a bit

 

What is this?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:53

Sorry can't see them properly, the third one might be a larkspur...are all the pics the same plant?

Help please - rust hollyhocks

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:48

I don't grow them anymore because they get decimated with rust I have one plant just outside the garden wall which will flower this year, it's not doing too bad but has a little rust on it.

They've come this far think it's worth a go and treating them

SNOW IN SUMMER

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:11

How tastes differ.....................I have this here and really like it

The garden was landscaped last year and a couple of small clumps were planted and I like the fact that it's hardy,needs no maintenance, gives plenty of flowers, acts as ground cover and looks lovely hanging over the walls.

If ever I thought it was taking over I would just pull clumps of it up

 

 

New arrival

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 20:56

Turned out to be a day lily

Orange/apricot in colour, looks lovely, especially as it was a freebie

Help identifying plants

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 20:58

Hello, thanks for the id of no 3 snowberry. I inherited this one and often wondered what it was.

It's on the border of the garden but I find it invasive as it pops up in the beds and is almost impossible to pull out. Don't think it has any useful purpose for nature, so I would be careful of where you plant it.

 

 

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

Pickled Eggs

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Couple of Ids please

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Budelia

quick question 
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Website

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Another bee question

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