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Well I ran out of space!!!

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 23:14
The centaurea is seed from someone that lost theirs so again got to set seed if I want some.

Also I have some cineraria silver dust that lasted over the winter. Do I take cuttings?? How??? Would be nice to make new rejuvenated compact plants for my family this year

Well I ran out of space!!!

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 23:11
In between riding and planting my tatties and carrots I hatched a plan of what extra I wanted, my scabiosa is still green from last year. Not sure entirely which bit to take cutting from.

May go cutting route. Dad lost all penstemon in hard winter. Will the seed take too long to come??

Any clue how to split/multiply my Veronica???? Only planted it last summer!

Well I ran out of space!!!

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 22:32
Well that's it! I officially ran out if space. After setting my courgettes and gazania kiss series in my propogators (windowsill) I decided to take stock. However I still want to plant some tomato seeds and some scabiosa and some penstemon, and centaurea. But I only want a couple. I was wracking my brains on how to do this. So decided to make windowsill propogators of my own. One bottle, cotton wool and clingfilm. Very Blue Peter!!! Anyone else tried this??? Anyone know how long the above will take to germinate, will the perennials be ok for this year or too juvenile to plant out?? Help.... http://twitter.com/Inky_Trace/status/321012450126360578/photo/1

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 23:12
I have separated my seeds from the mould/scum water and put out to dry. How long would you give them before spreading on a seed tray of compost??

How to widen borders which are clay

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:02
Thanks all will look up soil improver!

How to widen borders which are clay

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 00:08
Never grown them before but thought it worth a go! Will set them tomorrow I think. Love poundstretcher!!! Bargains to be had!!!

Sweet peas

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:19
My dad said that its too early yet, he said keep in coldframe or greenhouse for a while yet as still frosty mornings and nights. I only sowed mine about 6 data ago. No signs yet so no idea how long I will have to wait!!

How to widen borders which are clay

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:07
I bought an astilbe last year as was wind blown abs it recovered well. As yet it doesn't seem to have come to life! Bit worried really most of my plants are showing some like at the base. Still alive and in my back birder around the pergola are...

Lupin
Stokesia
Gayser
Hollyhock
Rudbeckia green wizard
Lobelia
Coreopsis
Verbena
Scabiosa
Delphinium

Not seeing any life from my platycodon (balloon flowers), gaillardia, echinacea, lliatris!

I'm in the south kesteven district area!

I purchased 2x 72L truffles tubs today to stand on my decking with an obelisk in each to grown my sugarsnap peas up.

How to widen borders which are clay

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:05
My borders can't be too deep as hardly have any lawn left. See my other post calked my garden pictures. If only I had room to make compost. It's just hard work turning clay, abs it cracks so badly in summer!!

How to widen borders which are clay

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 21:41
It's Also the cost. I spent a fortune on compost last year! I could turn the soil nicely but after overwintering I tried to plant some polyanthus and the soil was sooo heavy and claggy. I ended up digging a hole and replanting my bedding with compost!

Wondering if I should dig out the front of the border to widen. Then scrape clay soil from back into new hole at front then top up wil new soil/compost. Think that would help??

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