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first seeds sown ...

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:29

I may be wrong, but in my experience 30C is a bit too hot! Maybe this is happening for a short time only (you could, if possible, try and take measures throughout the day), but the seeds you´ve sown would enjoy an optimum between 18 and 25C.

The condensation is normal, and you should make up for it by avoiding any extra watering (the dampness would build up to sogginess, which is fatal for seedlings!). Check the soil; if it looks like a swamp, you should either try to keep the vents open during the day, or wipe dry the condensation in the morning.

How long do bulbs take to sprout?

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 20:19

I guess the gladioli will sprout soon, they do so once the soil is a bit warmer. But they bloom very whimsically (I can tell you). Lilies are more reliable, and should take a little longer.

Help me visualise my 2014 cottage garden flowers!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 20:03

Ping (can we ping yet?)

Help me visualise my 2014 cottage garden flowers!

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 14:20

Can anyone say what flower it is in Lyn's basket in the bottom-centre,

between the lobelia, the red and carmine petunias (not the Brachyscome)?

Pelargoniums from Own Seed

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 14:52

This year, I grew common pelargoniums from F1 seed, and they produced

fruit. Is it Worth sowing these, or will the plants be of very inferior type,

or not sprout at all?  Thanks (and merry new year to all...)!

ID please

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 12:48

Thanks. The local supermarket is always selling loads of these, they flower

for ages and are trouble-free.

ID please

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 15:44

Just a guess: white plectranthus?

Hard plants to grow from seed

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 19:26

I tried hard (believe me) with a packet of Phlox paniculata seeds, and they just

rotted away.

Is this a weed?

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 17:36

Cold burnt sow thistle, maybe?

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