hollie hock


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What is this going to be?

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 21:56

To my shock and horror I saw this on my plants earlier, only closer inspection it has managed to chew it's way through a lot of them and has pooed everywhere

The plant and it are now outside.

damp allotment

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 18:25

Ragged robins are meant to be good for damp areas, the bees like them and they are really easy to propagate

Thrilled to see this afternoon's visitor

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 22:11

I've never seen one of them, well done for getting a photo

Strictly is back!

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 21:11

Love strictly, will be watching every week

tonight

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 20:25

Gorgeous, the light is beautiful

Night Scented Stock

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 09:58

I like their seeds Bob, I have always had good results from them.

Often when I've grown stock in modules I get a lot of germinations but a lot dampen off. I think they prefer to be kept on the dry side, I try and remember to water from the bottom.

The 2 pictures show the stock that I got from seedaholic in July. These were direct sown in little trenches and just covered over


 


 

They completely covered the slate, it's only recently that I have got them back and have still got a few going strong

Cornfield Annuals on Clay

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 09:42

I've grown corncockles on clay soil and they did ok. These didn't self seed for me. Not sure about the others but  I would guess that cornflowers would do ok as well.

Are you going to sow these now? I did an Autumn sowing of corncockles one year, they came through ok but did get leggy in the Winter

Not ever heard of night flowering catchfly but sounds interesting

Preperation for the big day!

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 09:06

Looking very good Tootles, very best of luck with them. Love Bob Marley, wish I had seen him live

Vetch

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 21:48

That's what I like to hear. Next door destroy a lovely little wildlife corridor at the back so he could his install his oversized summer house and patio. Any extras I'll chuck back in there

Seeds

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 21:45

I tend to just use multi purpose compost which on the whole does the job really well. Sometimes it can just a little bit too heavy and form a thick crust if it dries out.  Others here use a seed sowing compost or maybe a mix of the two.

I grow a lot of plants from seed but each year different things do better than others. It's a great way of getting a lot of free plants

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What is this going to be?

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