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07/02/2013 at 19:21

Too right. I still have water half way up my wellies in places. It will be interesting to see what survives all this wet in a usually dry area

07/02/2013 at 20:18
Second greenhouse cleaned out and loads more seeds planted
07/02/2013 at 20:22

Well done. My could do with a good clear out but it won't be yet.

07/02/2013 at 20:51

Hi all, I do find the larkspurs and delphs a bit tricky to grow from seed, not sure why but they seem to have their own clock and no matter what coaxing you do they seem to be on their own time scale. I've got some plants that I've overwintered ( a first for me) think I sowed them straight off the plant last summer. Last year  I abandoned some larkspur seeds,used the soil for something else and to my surprise, up popped 2 larkspurs.

I chilled my verbena seeds in the fridge for a couple of weeks and have sown them,but so far nothing, will leave them be and see what happens. Not grown them before and I have been put off previously about the whole chilling thing.

Good news Sam about the second greenhouse


07/02/2013 at 21:25
Mandy, I have discovered that the verbena needs to be in the dark to germinate. I have done a second batch today and the research said that they get watered from below...not saturated, the fridge for 2 weeks and in the dark. Then out the fridge and back to 15-20??.
07/02/2013 at 22:20

Hiya Sam, I've done something similar with the verbena seeds but in a different way if that makes sense. I chilled the seeds in the fridge for 2 weeks, sowed the seeds, lightly covered them in compost so they are in  the dark and they are now on the window sill indoors. Not grown them before so it's very much a case of wait and see, I think they may take a long time to geminate so will keep them for a while.

08/02/2013 at 00:05
Well thats handy cause one way or another, between us we will know for future use lol.
08/02/2013 at 06:14

I planted several pots of seeds the other day, Dahlias being my most impressive, I havent grown these since I was 6 and have recently fell back in love with them. I planted up 3 pots of them, 2 on the kitchen windowsill and one in the coldframe (test). The packet says they take 1-3 weeks to germinate but one of the pots on the windowsill has already sprouted a first set of leaves in 3 days, the other right next to it and the cold frame are showing no signs of life 1 week on. Intruiged to see what will happen..

10/02/2013 at 00:52
Mixed tall cornfloers up
10/02/2013 at 08:17
You lot are putting me to shame, i,am starting this week .
10/02/2013 at 08:19

Plenty soon enough for most things bunny. I've got some codonopsis germinated.

10/02/2013 at 08:33
I know but I want to see things growing now NOW NOW
10/02/2013 at 08:45

Yes. NOW, I look out of my window and see the soggy remains of last year. I want spring NOW

10/02/2013 at 08:50
Exactly and I see it is snowing
10/02/2013 at 08:55

Only rain here but pretty cold and dark. I want sun, at least 10-12C, no wind. That's not tooo much to ask is it

10/02/2013 at 09:00
Hehe make it 18C and I shall see what I can do

***starts sun dance***
10/02/2013 at 09:01

I'll accept 18C or 

10/02/2013 at 09:18
10/02/2013 at 09:36
Mid feb...I feel the urge to sow now. Some lettuce indoors, cosmos and parsley maybe today. Rain is clearing, fairly mild, birds singing,in the trees and flowers all over the place? It MUST be spring......
10/02/2013 at 09:38

Different world down there Verdun. 

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