hollie hock

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Cuttings - leave them outside or put them in a cold greenhouse?

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 10:31

My penstemon cuttings are in an open cold frame. I would have thought that the root cuttings of the primrose would handle being outside. I have a small sedum in a pot outside that will get planted out next year.

Saying goodbye

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 10:18

Some lovely wood there. Must have been a reluctant decision but what a great new space

Plant ID help please

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 10:01

Thanks nut and B3, been out and pulled up a few more annuals so the Lychnis in the ground should get some more light. I didn't image that they would do ok in a slightly shady spot, food for thought if they get too big where they are.

cut flowers

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:57

Rudebekias have done well for me this year. It seemed like every seed I sowed germinated. Great cut flowers but long lasting blooms in the garden as well. I love Calendulas and cornflowers

Strictly is back!

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 10:16

Fab show last night, really enjoyed it. So many good dancers this year.

Carole doesn't do anything for me, Jeremy lost any support from me with the cow or was it a horse at the start. No matter and I didn't really know that lady from radio 3 but I'm not keen on her too.

Loved the opening routine by Peter Andre

Plant ID help please

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 09:59

I remember collecting the pink seed off a plant on the farm last year nut so it wasn't me that sent it to you. It's a lovely big patch of furry leaves at the moment so I am expecting lots of flowers next year.

I'm sure the white seed is what you sent me as I found it in one of your little packets. Germinated really well even though it was over a year old. Didn't think of the cross pollination, oh well will see what happens

Do the insects like them? I try and grow only the plants that are helpful but just liked the look of them and the seeds are easy to collect



Posted: 07/11/2015 at 18:55

Well done Fairy

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Lucifer'

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 18:50

I would do the same Voyager, I would have thought they would do well as it's mild at the moment

Plant ID help please

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 18:44

I've found them really easy to grow from seed Tootles. I've got both deep red and the white ones, well that's what I think they are. Haven't flowered yet but should get a good show next year.

Nut I found the white seeds that you sent me in a cupboard so I sowed them this year but maybe they will be pinky?


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 19:57

I love that and it can be easily converted to a smaller scale. I've got as far as collecting some sticks

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What's the chances of it growing back? 
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How much is enough? 
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Do they die back? 
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Brown hairy caterpillar 
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