hollie hock


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Sarah Raven seeds -v- Thomson Morgan

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 17:14

I'm not that keen on T&M I had poor germination rates on a couple of things a few years ago and never went back to them. Sarah Ravens packaging and website look beautiful but not enough to tempt me to spend extra for it.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 21:28

Ah missed it, I stopped watching tv a few months ago and was thinking I might switch the box on again for this. I'll be joining you with iplayer as well DD

Caterpillar ID please

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 18:13

Nice one Gardengirl Which way round is it? Is the pointy bit a tail? I was out yesterday and used those magnifying eye glasses to look a caterpillar, amazing structures, like something out of a sci fi film

Rudbeckias gone mad

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 18:07

Hi aym, what a nice surprise for you   It's amazing how things can pull through underground. I once cut back an everlasting sweat pea and thought I'd killed it, it missed a year but came back.


I will try the purple echinaceas again, love seeing clumps of them and the insects appreciate them too. They just don't seem to grow big enough from seed to put in the ground in their first year and then they cark it. So I haven't sown seeds for a while now. I have a hot bed that really needs starting again from scratch so I think they would do well in there

Caterpillar ID please

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 17:43

That's a whopper! Can't help with ID sorry.

Rudbeckias gone mad

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 17:41

I'm sure there are seeds out there Guernsey Donkey. I use seedaholics.  I find Ruddies really easy from seed, usually sown around March.  I've got some cappuchino type and some plain yellow ones and they made it through the Winter last year. They have also survived Winters in my other gardens too.


I've not really had much success with Echinaceas, I can get them to germinate but they don't take kindly to being overwintered in pots, well not by me anyway. There was one in the flower bed but it got swamped by other stuff and there's no sign of it now

Made a Bug Hotel

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 22:18

Fab, that's such a simple design and looks really good too.

pulmonaria

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 22:17

I really love these plants and yours are looking very healthy krisis. They do seem to be able to tolerate quite a lot of different conditions/neglect

Identify

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 13:06

Some sort of hardy geranium and sedum and japanese anemone

Cutting Verbena

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 21:17

Well deserved 1st prize, very inventive and creative

Discussions started by hollie hock

Cut down Clematis by mistake

What's the chances of it growing back? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2016 at 09:52

Mother in law tongue

Propagation  
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Last Post: 31/07/2016 at 20:58

Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 14:02

Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 18:01

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: 20/09/2016 at 21:00

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 08/06/2016 at 08:29

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
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