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06/03/2013 at 16:18

You could nick Gary's sentry box

06/03/2013 at 16:20

Right - that is my lot for today. Just a little bit left to in one of the borders to weed but we have spotty rain.  It was forecast for today though.

Sown Canary creepers , oriental poppies (dwarf allegro). sweet sultan,rudbeckia,echinacea and the cosmos seeds I saved from my plants last year. Good job I 've got that extra heated propagator.

All for my bumble bee border. Getting very excited now.  All taking shape.

I think I'm going to have another heavy date with Mr Radox  - knackered now.

06/03/2013 at 16:36

Talkig of seed sowing - today I have set my morning glory seeds to soak - how long fof? should I have chitted them? If so what does that mean? 

Puzzled, Malvern

06/03/2013 at 16:40

There was talk of morning glory the other day-will see if I can find it-perceived wisdom is do not so too early

Back in a mo

06/03/2013 at 16:41

Bjay - just half an hour should do it . No need to chit them. That's all I did last year and they all came up.

Which ones are they ? I sowed Flying Saucers . They were lovely.

06/03/2013 at 16:43
06/03/2013 at 16:45

I have no idea - hang on go and look

It's called Grandpa Otts - looks like deep blue with purple in centre. Had them free in a show goody bag and needed an annual climber so there you go. have since found out they can be tricky.

Looks like fog coming down

06/03/2013 at 16:49

Oooh - sounds nice. Forgot to mention - I didn't sow mine until the end of March last year. Once they're up they grow like triffids.

We have light rain here but think it's going to turn heavy. It's gone really dark.

06/03/2013 at 16:50

Jean-I have 3 packets here courtesy of Senor Dean-Star of Yelta, Choice Mixed, Flying Saucers

Make a decision for me

06/03/2013 at 16:51

Thanks for that Geoff. very useful thread. So I am  a bit early, I was going by the packet. I have only put 6 to soak, plenty more so if they don't do anything I can have another go later on   

06/03/2013 at 16:55

Geoff ,  I haven't grown any of those except flying saucers which I really love.  but if you've got room , I would grow some of each of them. I'm no genius but I thought they were very easy to grow. All mine successfully germinated and I ended up having to give some away.

06/03/2013 at 17:01

Thanks Jean, If they don't germinate I will come back to you 

06/03/2013 at 17:02

Just googled Star of Yelta.

It's on my list.

06/03/2013 at 17:02

Jean there are three main political parties-which one do I vote for?

06/03/2013 at 17:03

Do you think if I put them in a hanging basket it would work??

06/03/2013 at 17:04


06/03/2013 at 17:05

But Jean-you are monster raving loony

06/03/2013 at 17:07

I put some odd ones in the hanging baskets but it's a bit of a dilemma . I read that morning glories don't like rich soil or feeding so........

To be honest , I had a few flowers but not that many. The others did far better as I didn't feed.

06/03/2013 at 17:11

As part of my budget experience this year -which is still below the £20 markam going back to mixed baskets rather than one plant so there will be a lot of competition-just thinking they would trail rather than climb-this is a bit of an  experiment

06/03/2013 at 17:13

Mine went skyward and climbed the chains  In all fairness though I just left them to it . Quite liked the effect.