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How to collect viola seeds

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 16:46

Why collect them just sprinkle them around you can never have too many violas and pansy plants. You can also take little cutting off existing plants, strip the leaves to about 3 pinch out the tips and just stick in the ground after making a little hole with a pencil pop the cutting in and just firm the soil back. Also works with pinks and the like.

Expensive gardening mistake - help needed

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 20:09

everyone makes mistakes. I think it would be a good idea to get some roots into the soil as this will stop it slipping. I think also chicken wire would help.

You could plant in quick growing wildlife flowers once the chicken wire is in situ. make sure you keep watering though just enough to keep the soil damp but not enough to start a landslide. 

wildflowers for a bank

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 09:15

I too am planting up Cornish walls and am using turf after removing large obvious weeds. you can peg in the turf with bits of wire take an apple core tool (from the kitchen) to plant in plugs and mini daffodills (some of the DIY stores are selling bulbs off cheap right now. Also there are the easy grow seeds. However I would advise planting them in trays initially and then when you plant out in spring come up with a design so you can see which are the plants and which are the weeds. Then as they die down when they have finsihed flowering you know what the seedlings look like as opposed to the weeds.

Don't forget to check your nettles for butterfly eggs and leave them be. Other nettles however make great plant food. Stuff a plastic container until you can get no more in. Fill up with water come next spring you will have free plant food. When ready to use strain into watering can at a ratio of 1 to 20. That way the money you would have spent on plant food will be available for more plants.  

Help to identify a plant.

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:19

phomis id a lovely shrub I wish some would just land in my garden. Good luck with it


Posted: 19/05/2013 at 19:44

get another pot and Bright blessings to you and your plants



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