hollie hock


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Lupins and woolly aphids

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:33

I've grown Lupins for a few years, last year I had my first attack of these. They came on mass and the plant collasped.

I love Lupins and would like to have one in this garden. The plant that died was probably in too hot a place so if I grow any again I'll be planting in more of a partial shade situation.

Is hit and miss with these things or is more than likely to happen again? I'm not going to use chemicals and it's doubtful I'll do anything organic either.

Thanks

Pallets

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:20

Well you've been busy on the seed sowing front anyway. Still not started here, but have got new suplies in. Need to dig out my seed boxes and see what's there. Might give larkspur another go this year and some snapdragons

I was tidying up one of the beds and saw loads of self sown achillea or possibly candytuff coming up, so will getting on with it this week hopefully

I don't understand vandalism GWRS

 

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 19:49

Thank you all so much for your suggestions and thoughts You've given me loads of ideas and lots to research.

I hadn't thought about using a lot of colour but I like that idea and the tear drop shape. I'll have to look up all your suggestions to remind myself what they looked like. Just googled stephanotis as never heard of it, beautiful.

Thanks for sharing you mums picture Gardenmaiden.

Are there any obvious ones that will be a no no mid June?

This will be 2nd time around for me, older and wiser this time

 

Secret tricks of germination

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 09:55

Be careful when watering newly sown seeds and seedlings. I've found that watering from the bottom helps with damping off. I've lost a few that way. Some things come, somethings don't make it, but it's always good fun

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 09:51

I'm looking for some suggestions for flowers that were popular in the 60s and 70s. I have had freesias and carnations suggested. Not to worried about the colour at this stage, but anything that goes with emerald green would be a bonus.  Any other thoughts?

Thanks

crocus coming along

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 10:56

Looking great, crocus are one of my fav flowers. The more the merrier

plant for bathroom

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 08:40

I've just got some Mother in laws tongue plants, they don't need much light and little looking after

It's official

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 13:46

Good news, I saw a ladybird recently too, no bees though

Newbie Help!

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 13:43

I use those plastic type green houses and get good results, just make sure it's secure. They have a tendancy to fly off.

Pallets

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 09:51

Hi Edd, the sides were a 6ft pallet cut cut in half and the rest of it is held together with screws. The plastic roof and sides are attached by nails not hammered in flush but bent over.

That's tough not being able to get on with what you want too Gardengirl, I hope your energy comes back to you. Have you started sowing seeds yet? I haven't yet, maybe towards the end of this month

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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Honeysuckle

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Sedum help please

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Sweet Rocket

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Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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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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Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 15:01

Honeysuckle

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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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