hollie hock

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Unknown weed

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 20:05

 Just noticed today that one of these has popped up in my flower bed 


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 20:01

I'm a girl How about you?

The jackmanii was bought a few years ago for my first garden it's survived a couple of moves and it looks happy where it is now. I thought I'd killed it last year by pinching it out, but there are some green shoots starting on the lower bits so I it looks like I got away with it.

I like how our plants have stories and histories attached to them


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 19:41

Hi aym, I've the got the cuttings under some freezer bags on a bottom shelf in one of my frames I gave them a good water before they went under so just wait and see now. 

Thanks for the link, I have a jackmanii clem that I was looking at today.

All tips greatfully recieved I love propagation, had lots of fun today!

When is the best time to cut back Penstemons?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 18:34

Managed to sneak a cutting off mine today

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 18:01

My partner does a lot of chainsaw work, blunted them today cutting down trees.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:56

That's a lot of land you are clearing Hosta, it's been a beautiful day for that sort of work.


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:53

Love that approach nut, yes have got plenty of material to work with


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:37

My first attempt at layering. I've covered the top now with some stones to try and help with mosture and it's very hot up there and watering will be a pain

 When I was up there I pulled a lot of it across to grow over our shed so it should spread over so we get the benefit our side.


 Took a few cuttings as well, a couple have drooped ever so slightly but so far so good with the others. Thanks for your help

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:22

Got loads done too Took cuttings of Verb B , penstenoms, Bowles Mauve and some Honeysuckle. Potted out a couple of perennials that over wintered in pots.

Lots of looking at things just starting grow fuschias and echineacias popping through. Saw a few bees, ladybirds and my first butterfly.


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 09:10

Hi nut, I'm thinking that that if I use a big enough pot maybe with some small stones in the bottom, it will stay put. I'll try the cuttings too.

My neighbour doesn't prune anything infact it's been a long long time since any gardening's been done there. It's a true undergrowth of brambles and bind weed.I don't see it because of the conifers and fence and fortunatly it doesn't take any light away from my side. I just have to keep an eye on the bind weed in the Summer.  I like to think his garden is very wildlife friendly hopefully there's some hedgehogs in there somewhere

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