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09/04/2013 at 20:07


I receaved my free packet of wild flower seeds also a pk of Phacelia seeds free from another site 

The begonia plugs I got from the mail were very small I hope they will grow bigger in the pots I put them in as im away for a week  should i leave them in the greenhouse or put them out in the garden ???

I had a nice selection of 10 packets of seeds for my hanging baskets  which was worth it just for the postage 

09/04/2013 at 21:18

Thanks nutcutlet do you want anything? name it I will see if I have it

Joyce - glad you got your wildflower seeds - not sure about the plants but I think they will be ok in the greenhouse

09/04/2013 at 21:38

No thanks Gardengirl, I seem to have an excess of plants awaiting my attention


09/04/2013 at 22:16

That looks stunning nut

09/04/2013 at 22:23

They all need planting out hollie hock. Some of them have been waiting since last year. The bulbs should be in the garden. Then there's all the new seeds coming along inside the GH. Good job I've retired.

09/04/2013 at 22:29

That looks so amazing nutcutlet nice lot of plants there - really like the greenhouse as well

10/04/2013 at 07:55

Love my GH, you can just see the garden bench stored in there for the winter. Good for teabreaks on sunny days

10/04/2013 at 19:59

Nutcutlet that is an impressive pic.

HH got your seeds ready to post tomorrow- either of the pansies would be great thankyou.

10/04/2013 at 20:11

Hi Bev I have pansy swiss alpine seeds mixed - I can send if you want them.  Is it possibe to have the MinaLobata- Spanish flag please

10/04/2013 at 21:30

You've got plenty to keep you going nut and a beautiful greenhouse to put your feet up

Seeds are packed and will be posted to you both tomorrow.

10/04/2013 at 21:37

Nutcutlet - seeds arrived today - many many thanks - seed-sowing scheduled for Sunday 

11/04/2013 at 12:49

Bev I have sent the pansy seeds to you today

18/04/2013 at 18:18

Thanks Sam - I got my seeds today.

18/04/2013 at 19:16

Thanks to Bev and Sam, seeds have arrived, the ammi have already been sown. Saturday for the rest.


18/04/2013 at 20:19

Sorry for late reply- thanks to Gardengirl and hollie hock for your seeds. Now just want to get over this bug so I can get on

21/05/2013 at 20:24

Hello all been sowing a lot more seed swap seeds and some are coming up nicely

Has any one else been sowing any more of your seed swap seeds?

21/05/2013 at 20:51

Yes, all pretty good gardengirl. Did the honesty seeds turn out to be variegated? I've got an excellent patch this year so I'll have plenty more. I've got an envelope ready with your name on. There's going to be lots of yellow rattle as well, do you still need some?

Sorry that the stipa I was goung to move and send you a piece of is one of the jobs that didn't get done. There are a lot of jobs that haven't got done. 

21/05/2013 at 22:20

Hello nut, yes the honesty seeds did turn out to be varigated, thank you.  Would welcome more, plus the yellow rattle.  Don't worry about the stipa, there are lots of things that I haven't done too.

Could you tell me how to sow the rosa mogenii (?) seeds you sent me before as I haven't got round to sowing them yet, do they need to be soaked or anything?  Is it just a case of sowing them straight into compost?


21/05/2013 at 22:37

I sowed swapped dahlias, they're coming up better than tubers, ever so pleased with them. Sunflowers doing well too  

21/05/2013 at 22:40

 It's Rosa moyesii, sorry about the writing

I sowed mine in 2 batches and the over wintered ones did best. Might be worth putting some in the fridge for a while as an artificial winter. But as things are this year they'll probaly be chilled outside. Did I send you enough to do some in the fridge and some in a pot outside? There's still a few here if you need some more.

Don't sow deeply. Light may be required. I covered mine with vermiculite.

Years ago I poured boiling water on rosehips to make rose hip wine. After I strained it I tipped the remains on the garden and a rose forest germinated. Dog roses though, not rugosa but worth considering