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I planted these bulbs ages ago and cant remember what they are

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 14:48

As the title explains please could you have a look and identify the bulb. would be greatly appreciated.



Some general help for a beginner with growing/repotting seedlings please??

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 12:02

I am growing cestrum tomentosum and have been since september and out of everything i have grown its done the best they are quite big in the pots now. I generally prick my seedings when they develop there first set of true leaves (their second set of leaves) and put them in larger cell trays or small pots. Each plant is different as for instance my pansys are in my unheated greenhouse but i am growing my dahlias, marigolds, indoors still as they are not hardy. Someplants grow leggy in heat and other prefer cold so its really a plant by plant thing but theres plenty of information on the net. As for potting on again its a plant by plant thing but generally they will start to look big in the pot and then its time to pot on. I am sure someone will know alot more than me.

Clematus montana or triffid?

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 19:12

Cut it back after it has flowered that way it still may flower next year as it only flowers on last years wood

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 23:42

Mine are all planted up today i just had enough for what i needed so pleased i got a few more to germinate also. looking forward to the display.


Posted: 19/04/2013 at 23:17

Just bought some astilbe plug plants 6 for 2 pound seemed reasonable


Posted: 17/04/2013 at 20:12

thanks i wonder if i can get one from the local nurseries, ill make some enquirys



Posted: 17/04/2013 at 19:49

I also states on the website june 2013 delievery which is late.


Posted: 17/04/2013 at 19:48

I have not seen the variety illumination pink before and am interested in growing one. Where did you get yours from as they are quiet expensive £15 for 3 plants. I like the fact they are sterile and wont spread anywhere.

question about lobelia (the tall variety) and rudbeckia

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 21:57

Im growing lobelia cardinalis queen victoria, there still very small in the mini greenhouse but so far still hanging on.

Seeds are up

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 19:46

My dahlia spouted really quickly so very pleased with that. I am in the same boat of having every windowsill full as its too cold to put stuff into my mini greenhouse. Went to local nursery and he was very downbeat due to the cold affecting his buisness he was even selling stuff cheap as the cold was killing plants off. I overheard the B and Q manager speaking to staff saying it was a nightmare as they were having to sell stuff off.

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