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Latest posts by cairnsie

When will my asiatic/oriental lilly come through

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 16:27

I have a oriental lilly in the garden and its not showing any signs of life. Is it too early or should i replace it.

Phlox seedings fallen over

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 20:03

My cornflower seedlings looked like this and since i have planted them they look much better and have recovered brilliantly

Lobelia Cardinalis grown from seed

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 21:50

most of my other seeds are perenials and have been fine but the cardinalis is very small i hope it speeds up growing.

Lobelia Cardinalis grown from seed

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 20:34

My cardinalis seem to be growing very slowly I have grown them from seeds and while all my other plants are quite large my cardinalis seem to be growing very slowly. I am just wandering if anyone else has grown them from seed.

Morning Glory leaves are shriveling up

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 21:57

Also are they a bit of nightmare for reseeding themselves or do they not reeseed in out climate. Mine only have 2 leaves on a few inches of stems also.

Clematis montana to cover a 5' high fence

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 23:33

They all get pretty large, There are small varietys such as new dawn but the can still reach heights of 8m. Saying that you can prune them back after flowering to keep them under control.

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 20:49

No problem i was looking for the illumination and spotted them in the nursery.

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 19:55

I have bought some foxglove polka dot large plants for 2 pound from my local nursery they are suppost to be truely perrenial hardy and also sterile and look very similar to the foxglove illumination pink. They much cheaper just a heads up if anyone is wanting to replace there dead ones.


Posted: 03/05/2013 at 16:39

I found a foxglove called polkadot pippa which is similar in colour to the illumation pink, supposedly perrenial and is sterile. I bought a large one for £2 at my local nursery. Anyone ever grown one the follage is different to a normal foxglove.

The one on the right is the polkadot variety


Floppy Cornflower seedlings

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 20:47

They have actually being grown in a mini greenhouse but they are on the middle shelf so perhaps its light thatnks for the reply


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Anybody watching The Big Allotment Challenge

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when and how to plant 
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What would survive in my mini greenhouse at the moment

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Begonia seeds

How difficult to grow 
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Hybrid Tea rose Cuttings and Rose seeds

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Is this normal for this time of year 
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ceanothus removal

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Aquilegia seeds

Sow in pots now? 
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