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alyssum

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 22:37

dannyboy10 do you mean sow them directly outside in late March?

thanks

alyssum

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:14

yes it is white

alyssum

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 09:51

hey!

According to my gardening book ( I am new to all this) Jan is a good time to start off some plants that need a long growing season indoors, like alyssum.  I did so a few days ago.  The pack said they would take 14-21 days to germinate but they did so after 48 hours.  They are on a table very close to a patio door.  I don't have a window sill.  Already they look leggy to me and they are stretching to the light.  I keep turning them.  Is there any hope for them or have they had a terrible start?!

autumn sowing

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 21:39

thank you very much nutcutlet.  I'll hold off on the verbena so.  I'm just really exciting to get started and plant something! 

autumn sowing

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 10:40

Hi,

After having a good read of John Cushnie's book 'How to Propagate' I have ordered several packets of seed that he lists as appropriate to plant in the autumn using a cold frame, for example; babtisia, rudbeckia, poppy and verbena.  In the book he just says "sow seed in a garden frame in autumn".  Do I just sow them in compost and put them in my mini green house.  Is that it?!

Also I have some lythrum (little robert) that has finished flowering.  When you cut down perennials do you cut them right down to ground level?

thanks!

mini greenhouse

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 22:17

thanks for the advice.  I will study that link and try and make a plan!

mini greenhouse

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 13:46

Hi,

I am new to gardening so please excuse my ignorance!  I recently bought a mini greenhouse.  One of those cheap shelving units with a plastic zipped up cover.  I bought it for some cutting that I took last month from my parents garden.  I have no room indoors.  I have some buddleia, sedum, fuschia and hydrangea successfully rooted.  Anyway I am very keen to start plants from seed. My question is do I have to wait till next year to make use of the mini green house.  Are they pretty useless in the winter?  Are there perennials I could start now?  At the moment it is plants etc I am interested in, not veg.  I am dying to get started on a project!

much thanks

Ash

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