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Latest posts by cairnsie

Standard Rose

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 16:40

I got one for ebay november last year its probabbly too big for a pot but was of good quality and paid £25. There now £28 for bunkers hill garden shop oxford on ebay. There bare root roses were of good quality and better than the ones i got from parkers

Californian Poppy

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 16:35

I have some poppy seeds but am unsure when to sow them outside as its still cold. Will they be ok if i sow them now.


Posted: 03/04/2013 at 21:48

2 of mine have sprouted at the moment however one hasnt but i bought it for virtually nothing as it was dying and i hoped it would survive.

seed germination

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 20:20

I always sow them indoors at the moment and move out later its too cold on a night at the moment. Just pop on the window sill in a propagator.

Penstemon seedlings

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 16:39

I am onto my third set this time not using any lights just the windowsill. I dont think its temperature fluctations as my spare room keeps a constant and the lights kept the seedlings warm. They were fine and got to the point of just producing there true leaves and died. I have cuttings of penstemon and they doing fine. I figured it was the lights scorching the leaves, perhaps your window has too much direct sunlight as I kept my first set of seedlings very moist, the second set on the dry side so its not moisture levels. My third set have not yet produced true leaves. The leaves just shrilveld the actually seedling stayed upright for a while after this before dying so I dont think it was damping off. I am hoping this set will survive i will see. Another one of my theorys was the soil wasnt deep enough so this time i have sown them in small pots. I have been successful with a wide variety of other seeds so I dont understand why I am having trouble.

Seeds are up

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 22:12

They are french marigolds I have 2 trays of petunias i have started off. To be honest its probably just as cost effective to buy plugs but i enjoy growing stuff from seed it keeps me entertained. I could probs start them off mid april and hopefully they will be ok.

Seeds are up

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 21:32

Whats the latest anyone has sown petunias. I am at maximum capacity for seed sowing at the moment but want some of those wave type petunias. I have 2 trays of normal ones at the moment going and was wondering would sowing say late april be fine or too late. And how hardy are marigolds thinking of putting them in mini greenhouse in the next few weeks or should i keep them on my windowsill.


Posted: 29/03/2013 at 11:36

I live next to morrisons and find the stuff ok. They have dahlia tubers for a pound, clematis for £2 but they are young plants. They have the odd astilbe etc but i find the stuff out of the likes of aldi,lidle poundstretcher etc to be the same if your wanting cheap plants.

Seeds are up

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:45

No i dont think I have seen it. So is it much warmer in france at this time of the year?

Seeds are up

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:39

Well that puts my small mini greenhouse collection to shame lol. You must have a very big garden

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Begonia seeds

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Aquilegia seeds

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