hollie hock


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What have I planted here?

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 20:38

Could it be a verbena?

wallflowers

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:30

I find that if you cut the seed pods off they sometimes keep flowering. The seeds pods should be allowed to dry on the plant, the seeds should look yellow/brown in colour.

You might not get the same colour but you'll have a surprise next year. Wall flowers are really easy to grow from seed and produce great plants

Wallflower Seeds

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:15

The seeds do take a while to grow brown, I've got a cloth of gold that I will collect seeds from but this year I splashed out and bought some Fire king and a pink/purple one.

Like the look of both of varieties, would like a good show next year of them

Wallflower Seeds

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:05

Hi Matt, no don't think so. I've always waited til the pods have dried out and the seeds are yellow/brown.

I've sown a few seeds but still have to get my red and pink ones going, think there's plenty of time

Bowles Mauve Cutting

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:00

If they are still looking perky that's a good sign. You should see some growth but the real sign that they have taken is to see the roots at the bottom of the pot.

I repot them when they are near to filling the pot. Depending how well they grow you might be able to plant them sooner. Just leave them alone and see how they do

Perennial sweet peas

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:27

I would have a go with them now Think I'm going to use mine for some sort of screening next year. The seeds were mixed so not sure if the flowers will be pink or white

Tall Verbena

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:25

I did be tempted to cut them back, they do grow really quickly.You'd have more flowers. If you did cut them, the bits would make good cutting material. Not tried it myself but others have said they've had success with it.

Lovely plants, got a couple here, if the Winters not to harsh they can pull through as well

Perennial sweet peas

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:18

They can take longer to germinate than annual ones. I had a go with some old seed and planted a few in a square pot and left them alone, think I must have been lucky as I have a few that are doing well.

Started mine off 31st March, think it was a couple of months before I saw anything

What is wrong with this Rudbeckia plant (see photo)

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:15

I'd repot it and take off the affected leaves when it grows a bit more. Mine are outside in pots

save a bee with some sugar water

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 20:04

Will do this when I see one

Discussions started by hollie hock

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: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

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

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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