hollie hock

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Chelsea 2016 coverage.

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 20:37

Not long switched on. Enjoyed listening to Kate Adie and the bit about the Somerset nursery. That guy has a great job!

baby spiders?

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 21:09

These were here today, I thought they were some dried bit of fern at first.

Lupins and woolly aphids

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 20:04

That's good news Dave. I've always grown for insects but this year have been growing in particular for these

Leaf miners

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 19:23

I get this a bit on my young plants. I tend to just pick the leaves off and dispose of them I do move my affected plants sometimes to a move ventilated spot, not sure if this makes any difference at all. Think I might have read something along those lines

Lupins and woolly aphids

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 19:12

So far so good with my new one, I'm checking it everyday as it was about this stage or maybe when the flower spikes were forming that they arrived last year. I'm sad to hear that they are back for you Magnolia, I'm hoping it was a one off  thing.

The plant is looking really healthy and liking it's shadier spot. Will be giving the spray a go if they come back, squishing but only with gloves on!

Sedum help please

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 18:01

Pleased to report that all my sedum needed was a more sunnier spot. Looks loads happier and there's lots of new shoots and leaves growing. Excellent I think I will have flowers for the bees this year as planned.

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 21:19

Whoa......Wow that all looks great Perki. Your greenhouse is bursting :)

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:54

Beautiful flowers everyone

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:48

Done a little bit this afternoon, the sun came out for a bit I know what you mean about the green stage Vic, same here. I got rid of most of the white honesty in one bed today, mostly over and taking up loads of space

Rediscovered a couple of slightly stunted ruddies in there. Got a few things potted up into bigger pots and a few irises have come up in one of the layered spring bulbs pots

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:22

Here's a catch up of how my mid March sowings are doing 

The last pic is mainly perennials grown last year some split into new plants Ox eyed daisies, achilea, shanta daisies,some hardy geraniums, they have all taken really quickly. There's a few other bits and pieces hanging around in various places too

Discussions started by hollie hock


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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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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