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Seedaholicism

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:49

I have a 90cm wide drawer of seeds in the utility room. I am also a bit of a hoarder so a lot of the packets are opened and/or past their sell by dates, but I can't bring myself to throw them away. I think the only ones that ever get thrown away are parsnips because I know they don't keep.

My OH has just made me a 2m x 30cm shelf over a radiator under the sitting room window because I ran out of space for the seeds I'd sown too early. GH isn't reliably warm enough yet.

When I go to the Garden Centre I always stop to admire the seed packets on the way to the plants. Often they fall accidently into my trolley.

I also have envelopes of collected seeds, some of which I forgot to write the date on, so I can't throw them away in case they are still viable.

Am I a seedaholic?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:19

You do have a theatre, Chicky, a pretty polyanthus theatre. Why should only auriculas have a theatre?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:18

In seed compost!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:07

Good morning all.

I don't want to cause an upset, but I'm pretty sure Chicky's primulas are not auriculas, as the leaves are wrong - should be smoother, not wrinkly. I think they are gold and silver laced polyanthus. Really pretty and make a good theatre, but one needs to know because auriculas need sun and polyanthus prefer shadier.

Help save my ivy!

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 22:48

So would I, the ivy that I don't want on my wall grows back really fast each time I cut it down.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:26

It's been a lovely sunny day and I've actually spent 4 hours gardening. Pruned another climbing rose. The roses are starting to confuse me as they've all starting growing and it's still only February. I hate cutting off shoots with new leaves. Dug out a horrid stinging nettle from under the lilac, did some weeding, clearing of ivy and clipped a caryopteris.

First daffodil is out. Photo on Garden Gallery. I hope some people will put their gardens on Garden Gallery, some have already. I thought the camera thread was originally for photo techniques and good photos of other things. There is also a "Gardens we have Visited" thread somewhere. I love looking at everyone's photos.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:17

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38165.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38164.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38163.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

It's been a lovely sunny day today and crocuses have been out and the first daffodil. There is a big black insect (?anyone know it) on a pulmonaria which is still mostly in bud.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 13:45

Cash would be a good option for those overseas, like me. But must be sure it gets to the right people.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:27

Oh, just seen it says I've done 3333 posts!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:26

David's dinner looks good. We are having light salad for lunch then going in garden, nice day. Then roast beef etc for dinner tonight.

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why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
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Why did you all start gardening?

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