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Aqualegia

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 09:36

They will be bare root plants. Do you have a cold frame as they will be best grown in a cool conditions. Either plant them where they are to grow or pot them up and put them in sheltered corner in your garden.

Help with hebes

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 16:47

I have lots of dwarf ones and to be honest i do minimal maintainence on them. They seem really hardy and evergreen although some of my hebes change colour to a sort of pinky purple colour over winter so add a bit of interest over winter.

Cold Frame growing

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 21:22

You can do i have started hardy annuals off in a cold frame such as cornflower sweet peas godietia etc. They will germinate a few feeks earlier than direct sown ones and i suppose you could just sow direct into the ground. Watch out for slugs though.

Cold Frame growing

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 20:21

I tend to start off the plants indoors and transfer them into a cold frame when they need hardening off for outdoors. I only have my sweetpeas in my cold frame at this time of year.

Root Trainers for Sweet Peas?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 19:30

I use root trainers. I been using the same set for 3 years so they have lasted if your careful. I find they work great as you can start sweetpeas in september leave the in a cold frame. I have always had good strong plants with good root systems.

Wrong plants sent by mail order

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 20:21

I have geranium splish splash i mine do look like the photos and arnt pink. They must have sent the wrong plant.

 

dahlias

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 20:16

I remember last year i accidently snapped one of the shoots off and i threw the shoot in a old pot outside that i had not yet replaced the soil in and the shoot rooted by itself and i used it as a plant. Very east to root from cuttings. I normally just divide the tubers or grow from seed as others have said as they are so easy.

Seed Sowing Time Yet?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 22:34

Started antirrhinum but thats it so far

Anyone grown Linaria maroccana (moroccan toadflax)

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:01

sounds good do you have any pics flowerchild or artjak I was thinking of growing it with cornflowers etc

Anyone grown Linaria maroccana (moroccan toadflax)

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:44

Just thinking about trying it next year and would sow in September anyone grown it? is it invasive, look nice etc?

Discussions started by cairnsie

Why were my cornflowers poor last year

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Anyone grown Linaria maroccana (moroccan toadflax)

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Nasturtium leaves yellowing

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Evergreen plant to use a privacy screening that are thin

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Aphids particularly bad this year?

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Aphids particularly bad this year?

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Dahlia and last frost dates

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Anybody watching The Big Allotment Challenge

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Anyone side planted pansies in baskets

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When to direct sow the following outside

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Black eyed susan/Dahlia seedling?

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nicotiana sowing

Does this plant self sow 
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Phlox paniculata bare rooted

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