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How long before I furtle in my seeds???

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 22:41
HH - I find it so rewarding when they germinate and then they change so fast. I have done marigolds before and climbing beans and carrots but always left the rest to family and garden centres!!! Just wish I had a greenhouse!

At the rate I'm going though I will have a garden full and some to give away!!!

Stupidly the ones I want to germinate the most are the dwarf red dahlia. What's the betting that some expert tells me that this seed is normally infertile! Will be v sad if it doesn't come as all my cuttings died off so it will be lost!!

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 22:34
Oh my dad trimmed it back about 7 months after it was planted and he took it back hard to make a shape. So I would be cutting into old wood now if I took more!!

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 22:33
I have some soil improver so may throw some if that at the base. Chicken pelly so ok???

I built up the eart about a foot so I could put bedding plants in without being down at the root ball level. It was the first bush I ever bought and I really don't want to loose it!

I have cineraria at the base as it overwintered and I'm unsure if I can take cuttings off this then oust. Or just trim back, then I can get to the soil more and turn the top with fertiliser.

Thanks for replying!

How long before I furtle in my seeds???

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 22:02
Sweet peas were first on 29march. God I even have a diary of when sown and when germinated, I think it's getting me!!

I need to get my plastic conservatory up. I would love a real greenhouse but unsure if I have enough space for one!

I even shot out of work early to get pots to grown on my cuttings!! I bought 26 at 9p each and then ended up spending 33.59!!!!!! Ooops

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 21:58
I have a standard red Robin at the front of my house. It out out very little grown last year and the leaves look marbled with speckles and I was to give it a boost. Any ideas. I have had this in a pot for 5 years, I then planted into the ground about a year and a half ago, I loosened the roots and put plenty of compost in the hole when planting as its clay! I also dug sand,grit and compost into the bed to improve the heavy heavy clay. How can I give it a boost and pick it up. In the bed under this tree I planted bedding plants last year. This standard red robin is now about 4ft tall but the round head is probably only a sphere about 2ft across.

How long before I furtle in my seeds???

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 21:46
I have recently sown some seeds and as yet have seen nothing! How long dies the following usually take to germinate with you. My seeds are in the conservatory and there is a heater in there for overnight...... ??? sweet pea ???dwarf red dahlia seed (self collected) ??? perennial lobelia ???sugar Ann sugar snap pea ??? courgette green bush ???tomato seeds self collected By the way I love this forum, makes gardening more interesting talking and sharing. I'm definitely an addict to gardening now!

Growing veg with little space

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 21:40
I have early Nantes in a tub but its about 2 ft deep. I have sugarsnap peas sown ready to go in trug tubs abs also climbing French beans. Oh and I have onions in 1ft deep troughs! It can be done

All you experts I need help - germination techniques

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 17:31
Link doesn't work for me.

Tonight I will be potting up my winter cuttings to make room for yet more seeds!!! Yay

Late winter cuttings - what next

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 23:31
LorraineP mine are in conservatory and I have a heater overnight. I will buy bigger pots and see how they come on in new compost!

Late winter cuttings - what next

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 20:21
Don't think they are pot bound. They are on module trays but the pot part is 2x2x3" can see some roots at the healthy plants. Just wondering if I should feed or change the compost as it was old tomato compost!!

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