hollie hock

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Beechgrove has started

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 11:00

Excellent another garden programme Haven't seen this for a while

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 10:59

It's a great feeling Hosta When I moved to my first garden I hadn't grown anything before other than houseplants. It was my partner who really encouraged me to start sowing seeds. I remember him building me my first cold frame and staying it was easy to do. I've never stopped

I must remember to do Autumn sowings too this year


chuck and grow seeds

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 10:43

Foxgloves seeds to do well with the chuck and grow approach

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 10:36

Growing from seed is more enjoyable than just buying plants in for me. I started when I got my first ever garden about 5 years ago and I never tire of it. Although taking cuttings is good too 

I also get so much pleasure when I see the insects feeding on the flowers that I have grown for them. I saw my first bee fly yesterday on a grape hyacyth that I planted in the Autumn

It's taught me to be patient but also to notice how quick the seasons come around.

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 09:36

I Love watch seedling grow, might be the best bit fo gardening for me

Love a bargain

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 08:57

Not ever seen one of them before. I love runners, hope you get a crop

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 08:51

Morning everyone Sorry to hear of those going through difficult times, Dove Wonky & Lyn x

Not much on the agenda today, yesterday was such a beautiful day. Back to grey cloud, but at least it's not raining. Some more sowing and general pottering about I think today.  Have a good day everyone


Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 22:21

Hi Jo, recieved today, thank you. I'm hoping to sow them tomorrow Yours, Lyns & rosemummy's are on their way

Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 13:46

Looking good Kitty, so tidy and your plants are looking really healthy

A good guide is when the seedling has grown it's second "true" set of leaves, D9 I think they are starting to grow roots when these appear. I generally pot up into a small pots first and then larger ones as they grow bigger. Go easy on the watering at first.

Didn't check my frames yesterday, lovely surprise to see scabious, cornflowers and asters through today. Sowed 14 days ago 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:49

That does sound exciting Gardeners Boy,hope the sun shines for you

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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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 18:44

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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