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How to propagate bedding plants.

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 21:39

Do you mean sowing seeds? Some need it warmer than others. Have a look at the packets and see what they say. I'll be starting some in March, some in electric heated propagators and some in seed trays with clear plastic lids on windowsills. I use general purpose compost to sow into. Some, like petunias and nicotianas have tiny weeny seeds that you don't need to cover, others, like French marigolds and bedding dahlias have much bigger seeds that you sprinkle a bit of compost over. When the seeds come up and start their first proper leaves you ease them out into little pots of fresh compost.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 19:53

How frustrating KEF, but they look good anyway.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 17:13

Tigger says thank you.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 17:05

Some white hellebores go green when they get older. I have some that start white then when they get old they go pinky.

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Posted: 28/02/2015 at 17:01

Love wrens. Mine used to nest in the old swallow's nest until it feel off the wall. Haven't seen the swallows for over 10 years, wonder what happened to them? The wren waits for the bits to fall off the fat balls, which the tits are all over.

Still haven't sown any seeds. I had some cuttings on the kitchen window sill which got covered in whitefly, so I sprayed them and they died.

Verdun, keep off Bekkie's parcel - you know it's not yours.

Daughter's friend and 2 LOs have arrived.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:27

Morning all. Slept 8 hours before needing the loo! (Unheard of since I was 51!) Then slept another 2.

Daughter with 3 sons, including the poorly one, (now responding well to antibiotics) has gone home. Other daughter still here until Monday. Her friend with 2 small sons is coming this afternoon.

Take care of yourself, Dove and other poorly ones.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 20:34

Looks very blue and black to me, but haven't seen it on TV news.

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Posted: 27/02/2015 at 20:16

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/68482.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

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Gosh there was a lot to read through! Can't possible answer everyone!

Fabulous crocuses One of seven.

Dove, please look after yourself or you'll end up with a secondary infection of bronchitis like we did. Though antibiotics have done us the world of good.

We went to the mountains with Daughter 2 today, Lucie and Alexis, 5 and 3. Daughter 1 stayed at my home with her 3 sons (1 poorly one, thanks for your wishes) and my poorly dog. We had a lovely day in Le Mont Dore, built a snowman (not easy, snow dry and powdery, wouldn't stick!), and the children sledged. Lunched in a restaurant, family sort, not smart, full of children.

 

lawn

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 21:31

Is it in shade? Is it badly drained? Do you feed it? If you put a paddling pool on it that bit will probably die and be compacted slimy mud in winter.

Pruning Young Roses

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 21:25

You can prune roses all through February and March.

The above pea question would do better in it's own new thread. This one is about roses so pea people may not expect to find it here.

But my mother used to dip pea seeds in paraffin to put the mice off.

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