London (change)

cairnsie


Latest posts by cairnsie

Anyone side planted pansies in baskets

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 19:05

Just curious if they look good and cover the basket well.

Shady Area

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 16:09

You could try foxgloves, hostas that's generally what I grow in my shady area

Where do you keep your tender plants?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 22:01

I keep mine inside if they are tender. I have only a mini greenhouse and cold frame. I sow only a limited number of trays of tender plants. You can get away with putting more hardy plants in mini greenhouse (sweet peas, young pansies, I even find carnations do ok).

When to direct sow the following outside

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 21:44

To be honest although it has rained a lot we have had no flooding where I live its seems the unfortunate people in the south bore the brunt of it. It has been the mildest winter I can remember. I have only had to de-ice my car for work a handful of times. My fuchsias all still have their leaves and some of my roses were flowering in February. I have built the beds up as drainage was an issue so they no longer become waterlogged. I recently visited London on a train and flooding in fields was shocking.

When to direct sow the following outside

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:19

Thanks for all the advice I may sow half a packet and failing any germination sow the other half much later on.

ranunculus

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:05

Thanks I may try a couple

When to direct sow the following outside

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 19:17

I normally don't direct sow seeds but thought I would give it a try. The packaging stated between march and may for most but then I have read conflicting advice such as leave it till after the last frost. I have the following

Candytuft

Nasturtium

Night scented stock

Godietia

Californian poppy (Eschscholzia)

Cornflower

I live in the northeast but close to coast which does keep us a little warmer and less frosty in the winter. Will it do harm to sow any now or am I best to wait.

Thanks for any help

ranunculus

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 20:33

Are they frost hardy once established or do you have to dig them up like dahlia?

My seedlings

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 20:13

Yeah I have one of those mini greenhouse and I am onto my second this year. I weighted the base down with old tiles and thought that will never move. It didn't it just tore in half at the base and still blew away.

new garden centre

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 23:07

I live in Sunderland is that Thompson road in southwick ill have a pop down

Discussions started by cairnsie

Rhubarb Removal

 
Replies: 9    Views: 345
Last Post: 21/05/2016 at 14:59

Identity of plant

 
Replies: 6    Views: 441
Last Post: 20/05/2016 at 21:29

Can anyone identify this plant

Replies: 5    Views: 414
Last Post: 24/01/2016 at 15:20

Delphinium magic fountain

Replies: 2    Views: 476
Last Post: 14/07/2015 at 21:03

What plant is this

Replies: 3    Views: 542
Last Post: 06/07/2015 at 19:28

Candytuft or weed

Replies: 22    Views: 1366
Last Post: 16/06/2015 at 15:53

How toxic is larkspur?

Replies: 4    Views: 543
Last Post: 08/03/2015 at 16:48

Why were my cornflowers poor last year

Replies: 5    Views: 626
Last Post: 03/03/2015 at 19:12

Anyone grown Linaria maroccana (moroccan toadflax)

Replies: 5    Views: 862
Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 12:32

Nasturtium leaves yellowing

Replies: 4    Views: 1468
Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 14:02

Rust on mallow

Best ways to control 
Replies: 4    Views: 764
Last Post: 15/05/2014 at 20:42

Ladybird larva and bug houses.

Replies: 0    Views: 618
Last Post: 08/05/2014 at 18:25

Evergreen plant to use a privacy screening that are thin

Replies: 6    Views: 1261
Last Post: 03/05/2014 at 21:09

Aphids particularly bad this year?

Replies: 20    Views: 1466
Last Post: 08/05/2014 at 10:02

Aphids particularly bad this year?

Replies: 0    Views: 439
Last Post: 29/04/2014 at 16:22
1 to 15 of 44 threads