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are sedums easy to grow from seed?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:24

Yes, are you planning a sedum roof?

Bougainvilla

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:23

I have seen them in Gardening Centres and Nurseries, but not this early in the year.

Value branded compost V branded names

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:22

Lis, the worst compost I ever used was the most expensive; Miracle grow.

I now go for a cheap variety from a local nursery that I trust and mix it with my own homemade stuff.

Even really good 'growing medium' will only have plant food in it for a short time. All Veg plants need feeding on a regular basis once they have really got going, so do roses about 3 times in the growing season (I've just given mine a thin covering of horse manure, they will get rose food later) clematis I give tomato feed.

Making your own compost is easy and fun; and I am a fully trained Compost master so you have come to the right place.

Find out if your Council are doing cheap deals on compost bins; get 2 ( 1 to fill and one to 'cook') and then follow the instructions (50%greens and 50% browns; nitrogen and carbon if you are scientifically inclined). Any queries, ask here!

Bougainvilla

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:09

Are you planning to grow this outside, or in a greenhouse or conservatory?

I have worked in the Middle East and the Caribbean and I never came across anyone growing Bougainvilla from scratch; they always bought in small plants, which then romped away in the ambient heat.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:01

Bumpity bump.

...and flossie-flo sends you a kiss.

Combining climbers for year-round foliage - Wisteria and clematis?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:56

I had , I think Wisley Cream Clematis which grew into a large wodge (for want of a better word) of green which lasted all through the winter and flowered in February. This was in a protected corner of my rather exposed Fenland garden. I would not have wanted to be digging into that in the cold March winds to make refined pruning decisions.

I think you may need to look at the density of the two plants and the strength of the support.

Can't upload image using iPhone?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:49

Maybe it is not possible?

are sedums easy to grow from seed?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:48

Lis, I don't know about growing from seed, but if you break a bit off an existing plant and place it in some cutting compost it should romp away

best plant food /fertiliser for my garden.

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:47

I have been advised here to use tomato feed on patio clematis.

Vertical gardening ideas

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:46

FG, am keen to see pics.

Liseals, I am thinking a zinc base, or galvanised whatever. Then possibly sphagnum moss/compost? Will have to do some research.

Discussions started by artjak

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 08/09/2014 at 13:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32

Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 20:12
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