hollie hock

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Jacobs Ladder

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 09:31

Very pleased with my new little jacobs ladders, grown from collected seed. They are in little pots in the cold frames. The roots are coming on but not filling the pot yet.

Do they die back and re emerge next year? I've not been that successful at over wintering pots in the past but don't want to lose them.

I've got some new space that i could plant them into just that they are so small at the moment


Strictly is back!

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 08:55

Nearly missed this last night, it's the only reality tv programme that I watch. Looking forward to seeing it tonight. Fab photo of you in your younger days Pat E

Fragrant plants

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 08:53

Night scented stock is favourite of mine. Sweet rocket has a lovely scent as well. Wallflowers are good in Spring time

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 18:25

Thank you Victoria and nut for my seeds.

Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 15:06

I'm so sorry to hear of what's happened, if I think of anything to help with let you know


Posted: 22/09/2015 at 14:59

That's a great project, will look forward to some pictures. They look like really good ones, haven't been pallet and skip hunting for ages.


Posted: 22/09/2015 at 14:14

Whoa Gardengirl, that's a load of lovely pallets Are you going to make a shed out of them? Hope your allotment is going from strength to strength

Great find Lou, I'm hoping for a pallet compost heap this year


Posted: 22/09/2015 at 12:39

Post your pictures regardless of princes Pippin5 Best of luck with your plans, there's a space here which we are thinking of doing the same.

My partner dug a small pond earlier this year, May?? Yesterday he saw our first toad.

Only started this garden in March so have been focusing on growing plants for insects this year, with the hope that smaller organisms will bring in large ones.

Have seen a hedgehog and now a toad. In the evenings lately, we've seen bats about as well.

Old compost sack, or thick heavy duty black bags? Enjoy yourself

Moving shrubs and perennials

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 10:37

I would agree, you can move things now. The soil is still warm, just water in everything. Plants are amazingly tolerant. When I've moved home, I've dug up stuff chucked it in recycling bags and then planted out again after a few months, most have made it through. Get as much of the rootball as you can, often the plant doesn't even notice that it has been moved

It's your garden have fun and enjoy it

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 10:31

Got out in the garden yesterday, pulled up some annuals and planted out some bee balm grown from seed this year. It's great to see some gaps appearing and seeing some plants that I've forgotten all about.

OH saw a toad yesterday in the flower beds, great!


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

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New shoots

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Natural predators

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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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