hollie hock

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My first winter pot with bulbs - what do you think?

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 16:53

Looking good Renata, I like the hanging ivy

Searching through 'Followed threads'

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 16:50

Don't think I've ever used the followed threads function. You can go back and look at all your old posts in the settings part, so you might find the particular thread that way


Posted: 18/09/2016 at 09:21

Echinaceas are perennial plants so if no flowers this year, you'll get some next. They can form clumps over time which you can then split


Posted: 18/09/2016 at 09:14

I'm glad the false sunflower is still doing well for you Gardengirl. I've still got some/plenty! Most of it is now confined to a pot as I don't have as much space as I used to. Is the pink one a type of Monarda?

Hi Joyce I named this when I first started out and didn't know the proper name, it's sort of stuck

Cut down Clematis by mistake

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:52

Thanks Dove and Hosta, despite it not having any green attached to it now maybe all is not lost after all. It was so brown and twiggy looking at the bottom, sounds like I might have done it a favour in the long run. 

I was gutted when I snipped it but feeling more optimistic now. Thank you

Cut down Clematis by mistake

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:48

Thanks Hazel, I hope it grows back. I did a really good job of clearing the beds, I'm left with a stump with 3 brown sticks about 2-3"

Listless Lupins

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:25

Never heard of those but I'd be inclined to not believe the claims.

Cut down Clematis by mistake

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:23

Finally got into the garden, had a lovely day cutting things back until I severed my jackamini which had settled lovely into it's spot and up a trellis. It was having a second flush as well

I pinched it out to see what happened last year and basically it went brown and like sticks for a couple of feet with the green growing further up.

It's been in there for over a year so it's roots should be well developed. Trying to be optimistic.........will this drastic severing maybe encourage it to regrow? Is there anything I can do to encourge this?

Thanks for any info

cold frame q's

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:13

All of my stuff is still out at the moment, most of it's hardy but I will start moving things in once the night time temps get lower. I have doors on mine so like Dove says, when it's warmish/sunny I'll leave them open. I only shut up shop properly in the Winter months

Plant ID x2

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 08:12

I'd go for gaillardia for the first two

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

Which spot is best? 
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New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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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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