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hollie hock


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cottage garden

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:24

Think Gemma has a good point about the self seeding, it can take a while but the results are so natural. I'm just planting up my new flower bed and I'm already thinking about what will self seed and help me fill the space for free next year.

Are  there any plants that are doing well for you and if so maybe do some more these just to fill the space for now

Ooops!

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 18:46

Remember seeing this at the planting stage, looking good. Reminder to me that planting Spring bulbs is so worth it

Expensive perennial plug plants

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 18:39

No not really, too expensive for me. I'd grow from seed

cottage garden

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 18:37

I live a lot further south than you and I'm just seeing some growth on my Ruddies and Echinacea so maybe they are still waiting underneath. Slugs can do a lot of damage to new shoots especially Lupins.

Pallets

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 22:53

He's done the steps in other gardens that we have had Gardengirl, he says they are quite easy to do. He dug a hole, backfilled through the gaps and then pushed small bits of turf in the gaps. Might put some stain on them.

I'm not that practical either christine, you could have a go though, I'm sure there would be loads of beginners vids on you tube

Plant ID

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 20:20

I can't open your link sorry. I had a few error messages when I tried to post pics, I waited a bit and then the picture uploaded

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 20:16

Been out in the garden again, I f had forgotten how much I love gardening and generally pottering about outside. Finally sowed some seeds, all annuals, Cosmos, Calendula, Clary sage, Statice and some Sweet peas.

Also had another go at some Larkspurs, don't normally have much luck with these. The best I have had in the past is a couple of ropey plants

Dug up and replanted some Echinecias and some grape hyacinths that weren't doing so well in pots. Had a good day

Pallets

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 20:05

Partner just told me that the bricks that are weighing down the plastic one are out of economy 7 rads. Heated mini greenhouse, genius

Cold frames

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 20:01

Yes you can can use them as coldframes. I use mine as a mini greenhouse and start my seeds off in them as well. When it gets warmer I'll open the flaps and move the bigger plants outside.

My two new frames were finished off today and I'm very pleased with them


 

Most embarassing failure of the weekend

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 19:50

Oh dear, he meant well

Discussions started by hollie hock

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: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 16/03/2016 at 19:02

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

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
Replies: 7    Views: 546
Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48
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