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passion flower

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 17:27

Many thanks for that useful information sotongeoff.  Who knows, I may well get involved with the seed swapping members at a later date when I have more time and know more about what I'm trying to do with my garden.

passion flower

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 16:57

Hi Alan, I posted a thread asking for identification of a fruit on the 26th January which was identified as passion flower.   I'm not sure if there is an easier way for you to find the thread but the plant in question (not in my garden!) still has lots of fruit on it and I would be happy to post one to you.  Again, don't know how you would let me have your address but people obviously do pass this information on to take adfvantage of the seed swap.

from Diann

Talkback: Gardeners' World Magazine Seed Club

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 17:12

Many thanks sotongeoff.  Good weather promised in this area tomorrow so will get out in greenhouse and do just that.  'Someone'  who will remain nameless, left greenhouse door open, the tin with my packets of seeds was blown over, lid came off and envelopes/paperbags laid on floor getting damp for several days before I discovered them.  This was going to be THE year of growing from seeds.  Urgh!

Talkback: Gardeners' World Magazine Seed Club

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 16:25

I recently saw some information, on this forum, on what to do to see if seed was still viable for sowing.  Have searched but to no avail.  Can anyone help please?

Green Manure

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 15:20

I used green mature, for the first time, on one of the school raised  garden beds.  I dug and sowed the bed in September and dug it in during March 2012.  However, the mistake I made was not cutting it with shears before digging it in and it took a lot of work making sure the clods of earth with all the long grass still attached was covered in soil to allow it to break down.  It is a very large bed and I could certainly see the difference later on in the year in the part which I had not treated as it had a crop already growing in it.

Talkback: Plans for a garden

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 15:52

Hi maite, if your questions have not been answered on this thread then start a new thread.  Click onto Latest Posts and the title New Threads will appear.

help needed with identification

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 15:41

Hi kate1123, yes, I have just finished reading various websites on how to grow the seeds.  Interestingly, some say store seeds in fridge before sowing and others say if you have sown seeds and they have not germinated in propagator then put them in fridge.  As I have plenty of seeds I will do both.

Nutcutlet, this low growing hedge was mixed up in a rickety trellis and above it was a large untidy privet hedge.  I only walked down this particular lane, where it was growing, as wanted to cross some fields in the snow.  I remember that the remote garden is never tidied or looked after which makes the abundance of seed heads even more remarkable.  Surely, there will be a magnificent display of flowers there in the summer? 

help needed with identification

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 12:42

Many thanks to you all.  I have always liked Passion Flower  but never grown them.  So, now is my chance.  It's really good to have such knowledgeable people just a click away.

help needed with identification

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 10:17


Whilst walking through the snow I saw this wonderful hedge, about 3' high, covered in what I originally thought were small citrus fruit.  I know someone will identify it for me and can I propagate from the seeds I have please?

gardener's world offers?

Posted: 19/01/2013 at 16:51

Last year I bought a collection of 'free' penstemon from GW and all, bar one, of the white variety died quite quickly. The rest of the collection are all good chunky plants so I wondered if I had switched to a different compost when it came to potting-on the white ones.  It's always difficult with plants that die unexpectedly and I always assume it's something I did wrong. 

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