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Tall Verbena

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:25

I did be tempted to cut them back, they do grow really quickly.You'd have more flowers. If you did cut them, the bits would make good cutting material. Not tried it myself but others have said they've had success with it.

Lovely plants, got a couple here, if the Winters not to harsh they can pull through as well

Perennial sweet peas

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:18

They can take longer to germinate than annual ones. I had a go with some old seed and planted a few in a square pot and left them alone, think I must have been lucky as I have a few that are doing well.

Started mine off 31st March, think it was a couple of months before I saw anything

What is wrong with this Rudbeckia plant (see photo)

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:15

I'd repot it and take off the affected leaves when it grows a bit more. Mine are outside in pots

save a bee with some sugar water

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 20:04

Will do this when I see one

Bowles Mauve Cutting

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 20:16

Good luck with them, I've got to do some more as a back up in case the ones I've got don't make it.

Think I heard that it's best if the bag doesn't touch the leaves and mine last year took a while to root.

Bowles Mauve Cutting

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 19:48

I took some last year which on the whole came through. Take a non flowering stem if possible, remove the leaves leaving the top ones. I did the bottom of the stem in rooting hormone, this is optional. Place the stems round the edge of the pot, water. Cover with a clear bag, like the freezer ones and place out of direct sunlight.

Take the bag off in a couple of days and leave alone.

I took some a few weeks ago which are looking ropey as I think they got to much sun on them. When I take the cutting material I place them in one of the freezer bags with a zip top to keep the moisture in.

Always best to take quite a few, so a few failures aren't so dissapointing

Standing Pots in Water in a Tray

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 18:33

I water all my little plants like this, for all the reasons Bob says but also it saves me time as I don't need to do it so often

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 22:28

Very nice Tootles, only just planted out my sweet peas

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 22:23

That's a very pretty display Chicky. I must remember about this plant, I've made a note of it I'm sure before

Plant ID

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 09:42

I've taken cuttings off a pink montana in the past, mine took a while to get going but we've planted one in the this garden this year

Discussions started by hollie hock

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: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 16/03/2016 at 19:02

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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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48
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