hollie hock


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hollyhocks

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:40

When I've had them in the past, the rust just sorts of eats away at the leaves till there's nothing left of them.  In a previous garden it was all over them, so put me off growing them again.

I have one that somehow has made to this garden. I think it might be some sort of perennial type as it's still growing and it didn't have any rust at all.

anthurium

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:28

Do you mean snap dragons? If so, I don't think you can split them, stem cuttings might work, maybe?

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:25

I've left mine still standing from last year, hoping that they will self seed as I find  them tricky to grow from seed. I can see some new green growth in place already. Will cut back to that in Spring

Gardeners World returns 4th March 2016

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:21

That is good news, it will definatley feel like Spring is here then

Plants and gardening ideas needed urgently

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:14

That's a lovely display

Confused by seeds!

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:13

As much I love seed sowing I'm trying to keep my hands and fingers off them for about another month. I've grown Delphs, Cleomes, cosmos and sweet peas from seed before. With the first 3 I would sow maybe end of March/April? I used to start mine off inside around this time in a normal propagator but don't have any deep windowsills in this house and it can be a bit tricky this time of year with space and light etc

Can't remember if Aquelegia like a cold spell or not.

So all mine will be sown outside either in my coldframes or greenhouse. If I use a propagator I increase the ventilation or take the top off completley once the seedlings are up. 

Sweet peas would probably do ok now. Some people start them off in the Autumn and others wait till Spring. There's lots of seedaholics on here so you'll be sure of plenty of advice and encourgaement should you need it

 

Erysimum Apricot Twist/Wallflowers

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:02

I like the colours of this type although not ever grown it. If it's like the Bowles Mauve one than I find just keep snipping off the flowers and you will get more

Growing from seed for beginners...

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 11:01

It is trial and error and everyone will have their own way of doing the same thing, but it is relatively easy to get a garden full of plants this way. I grew mainly annuals last year as it was a blank plot and still had loads of surplus. It does depend on what seeds you are sowing some need particular conditions. Once they've germinated, don't water too much as damping off can kill a lot of seedlings.

Seed sowing is so addictive

Good point re variety. I use 5 indiviual strips to one tray so I can grow 5 different types in just one tray.

Iris flowering - is this a problem

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 08:58

They would be better off in the ground, not sure when they would flower, next year maybe?

Climbers

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 08:55

I love the wild type of Honeysuckle, beautiful scent

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Always exciting 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

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What is this going to be?

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