hollie hock

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Propagating Lavender from Clippings

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 08:27

Well if they haven't keeled over and flopped yet, that's a good sign.


Posted: 14/10/2016 at 08:18

I've never tried cuttings of Clems this way.  I would get it in a deep pot and then leave it be for a while

Small £1.49 perennials

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 18:32

Lychnis don't do well in pots Verdun. They get squashed, rootbound really quickly, leading to stunted brown leaves that start dying off.  Once planted they do recover slowly, could take another year to come into flower

plant identity

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 17:48

It reminded me of my echium blue bedder but only larger, same colour and stem shape. Is it prickly?

Overwintering Penstemon plants.

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 17:45

Some are called frost tender, although thinking about it maybe half hardy would be better description. Mine are descendants of T&M thumbnail size plantlet that has survived. I think there's something in the shape of the leaves, which can give a clue to their robustness. 

Aym, good to hear that your cuttings are doing well. I snuck in a few more of these  about month ago and there's a few still standing. Hubby came back from poundland these pots, they even have little vents on the top that you can open and close  Lot easier than a freezer bag. I left the lids on a little too long, so the soil is a bit damp, but it looks promising. The lid is off all the time now

fox gloves/salvias

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 17:01

They don't die off here either, I only cut off spent flowering spikes, or not so they get to self seed. I've got some lots of really small ones which I don't expect to follow next Spring, more likely the year after. Time will tell

Coldframes in winter

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 16:55

Hi cornelly, what makes you say that? Mine has wooden shelves, more in the style of a mini greenhouse

No flowers on my Cosmos !!

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 16:44

I've got one just about to flower, will look good if it gets that far, from a March sowing

foxglove seedlings

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 12:47

Plant them, more likely to get flowers next year  than if you left them in pot

Overwintering Penstemon plants.

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 12:44

I over winter small plants and cuttings in my cold frame. Some types are more hardy than others. As you have already lost some in the ground, I agree with fidgetbones with potting on, things are still growing and offer some protection.

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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What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

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Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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