hollie hock

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Butterfly what/what on/where/when?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:55

Lovely photos. I'm always interested in what plants bring the most insects into the garden


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:49

 Morning, thank you for your advice. The difficulty with layering is that the shoots are about 6ft off the ground! I suppose I could fill a pot and plonk the offshoots in and leave it on the shed roof

Been looking up soft wood cuttings too, going to give both a go. Just a quick shop at Wilkos needed.

Well done aym on your success with air layering. 7 new acers and a peach is a great result.  I remember reading about this in the Dr Hessayan Expert books on houseplants. You can take cheese plant cuttings this way, I've not tried it though.

Hi Fairy, yes I think we've still got them as well as the Londons pride which is starting to clump up nicely. Your Verb B cuttings that you sent me are still alive, haven't had the heart to cut them down yet, which reminds me that I could have a go at taking cuttings from them

Hope everyone is getting some sunshine today




Posted: 24/03/2016 at 21:16

These are photos of the honeysuckle that is growing through my neighbours conifers. Its got pale lemon flowers and smells gorgeous.

The first pic is over the outhouses


This is a stem that I'm thinking of cutting off and circling in a pot with the bottom of the shoots slightly under the soil. Cover with a polythene bag?


Or could I use these green tips like penstenom cuttings?


It looks really healthy so good cutting material, thanks for any info


Rudbeckia seedlings

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 10:56

With isotomas too?  Must get some of these seeds. No deer here but they are really sturdy plants that just keep on flowering with minimal intervention.  I like the orangey/yellow ones

Rudbeckia seedlings

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 10:48

Beautiful display Chicky. I grow them most years and here I'm hopeful that some might have survived the mild winter for this year

Moving house

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 10:40

I've taken things with me on many occassions, most have made it. Each garden is different though I've learnt that along the way

Sweet Peas

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 10:34

I would let them grow a bit more before pinching them out. They do best outside once you've got them used to the lower temps

Are These Monarda Seedlings?

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 09:43

I've got a few surplus still hanging around, I've repotted mine into a slightly larger pot.  I'm sure they will be ok until you decided where you want it

Climbers to cover dead lylandii

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 09:42

Thank you Dove, will have a look at the shoots today. I got rid of a non flowering honeysuckle not so long ago. I just want the scented one, beautiful

Honesty flowers

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 09:39

Lovely show Nut. I really like Honesty. I have a white one in flower at the moment.

Watery I grow them in individual deeper seed pots and then repot into bigger pots than would normally use. They have a large tap roots.Sometimes I might just plant straight out into the garden. I always start them outside.

They are real toughies and seem to be able to stand up to a variety of conditions, including my cats. Once you have one, you'll have them forever, loads of seeds. Hoping my purple ones flower this year

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

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Move it now?

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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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