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Latest posts by cairnsie

Sowing Poppy Seeds

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:37

I was successful with Danish flag poppys last year however I only got one Californian poppy. My theory was this was due to the cold spring killing them off.

Clematis plants in containers

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:33

Depends what clematis your going to put in but really if you can I would use deep pots or they just wont do very well and it wont be worthwhile. Can you not make your own up out of old decking or something like that. I would use patio clematis also. 

Sowing bedding pansies

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 22:29

I am limited for space if I sow the pansies in my mini greenhouse will they do ok as I may have a go and see how they do. Will they germinate in these temps

What would survive in my mini greenhouse at the moment

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 18:55

Thanks im very surprised the pelargonium and fuchsia cuttings survived I thought they were quite tender I have had mine indoors since September but have a baby on the way and I am loosing my windowsill unfortunately. Thanks for all the advice.

What would survive in my mini greenhouse at the moment

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 23:32

Forgot to add will hardy carnations be ok they not very big but have been growing since September from cuttings. Not sure if they will be perhaps a little more tender

What would survive in my mini greenhouse at the moment

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 22:32

No they arnt babies. That's great ill put them outside I need the space. Thanks

Dahlia Tuber

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 21:04

I grew dwarf dahlia from seed and couldn't believe the size of the tubers they were massive and performed well. Gonna grow a lot more this year.

What would survive in my mini greenhouse at the moment

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:59

Basically I am going to start sowing a lot of plants in march. I have a lot of cuttings on the window sill and a couple of seeds.

Will the following survive in my mini greenhouse


Hardy geranium

young clematis from morrisons


I have the option to keep them inside for now and all have been growing since september apart from the clematis which I just bought. Its just it would be easier as I will be tight on windowsill space.

Hollyhock queeny

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 21:05

Well so far so good. Just hope it doesn't start to show up. I love full size ones but my garden is too small.

Hollyhock queeny

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 20:48

yes its still there the reason im growing another is all my lupins are sprouting bar one and im planning ahead incase its not going to come back to replace the lupin. I really liked the hollyhock last year. Definitely something I would recommend growing along with a variety of magic fountain delphinium I grew. Both flowed well first year in both my garden and the many I grew for my parents garden. Both hollyhock and delphinium are sprouting new shoots aswell so look to have survived.

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Aphids particularly bad this year?

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