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nutcutlet

All going well here including Aquilegia 'Volcano'  nice pot full that includes a very obvious pansy. Just the  one, the rest are aquilegias.

The potty gardener

I have only planted sweet peas so far. Will do others in the next couple of weeks.

hollie hock

Haven't sowed anything else yet..............might see how I feel tomorrow, I've got plenty to do.

Have planted out the rusell hybrid lupins that I grew from seed last year. They were generally neglected and in the coldframes/outside from last Summer onwards. Had a good root system on them so fingers crossed I might have some new Lupins in flower this year.

cairnsie

When do you move your nasturtums outside im growing mine indoors at the moment as they only half hardy will they survive in my mini greenhouse or should i keep them on the windowsill as they getting big?

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Lyn
I have some big lupin plants also that I grew last year, will they be ok planted out, they are forecasting another cold spell and some more snow, how hardy are they. The ones I planted last year in the garden are well up now, but I wonder about the new ones.
hollie hock

Hi Lyn, I know the dilemma. All my other Lupins bar one are putting on loads of growth already. The ones I've put out are very small, 3 leaves, but had really good roots, I thought that maybe their growth was being stunted so they had to go in. I would say that if yours are large then they should be alright. To my knowledge they are fully hardy.

Nasturtums are very suspectable to frost damage, if you have a sheltered spot to move them outside to they might be alright. I've had some that I thought I'd lost to frost but did survive.

cairnsie

Ill keep them in for now thanks for that!

Busy-Lizzie

Pestemons are germinating, took longer than the tomatoes etc. Does anyone know if they'll be big enough to flower this year? First time I've had them germinate, although I've sown them before.

cairnsie

let me know how you getting i can never get mine into the true leaf stage im on my third set. This time no lights just gonna leave them on the windowsill and I think they flower first year.

I've Snap Dragon, Malope and dianthus doing well. Malope have started producing their second leaves, the others are still very tiny.

I've also leeks, aubergines and some chillies out of the propogator. Most of the aubergines germinated and there's a second variety sown just last weekend but these haven't come up yet. Chillies have been slow and a bit erratic at germinating. Only 3 Apache from 12 seeds and 2 Ceyenne seedlings, I've left the Ceyenne in the propogator hoping more will come up.    

Bunny ...
Couple of cornflower have decided to brave things and show themselves
Lyn

Lizzie, I grew penstemon from seeds last spring and they did flower, right through early winter. They are a good value plant.

I've got some (hundreds) of stock seedlings and alpine starwberries, just starting to sprout their first true leaves - can anyone tell me when they should be ok in the mini greenhouse outside (they are in my living room at the moment).

Also just sown some snapdragons- could/should they go in the mini greenhouse once germinated? I want to start off some tomatoes, but I've run out of space!!

discodave

My delphiniums are up (along with some others) they were starting to go a bit yellow on the leaves, I think I must be overwatering them..

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Busy-Lizzie

Thanks Lyn. They are still alive this morning! I sowed broad beans in the veg garden when we had a warm spell a couple of weeks back. Then it was very cold and now it's wet. Hope they don't rot.

PaperFlowers I think the strawberries should be OK  outside. They are hardy. I planted baby strawberries outside earlier this year. They were snowed on and they are fine.

nutcutlet

Hi PaperFlowers.I wouldn't move anything from the living room to outside until the weather warms a bit. The overnight temperatures in an unheated greenhouse are much the same as outside. Alpine strawberries are hardy but they'll need hardening off. Hopefully by the time the snapdragons germinate we may have spring.

Here, Paeonia rockii germinated today. Sown September 2011. Also Actaea alba which may have been an error, I've since read that they like acid soil which we haven't got. Haven't fully checked that one yet.

But I'm so impatient to start off the tomoatoes!!! I will wait a bit though.

Lyn
You can start your tomato s off on the window sill now.
cairnsie

Is it true you can harden off a plant just by keeping it extremely dry. I read it somewhere but have never tried it.