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Seeds are up

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 23:04

When do you move your nasturtums outside im growing mine indoors at the moment as they only half hardy will they survive in my mini greenhouse or should i keep them on the windowsill as they getting big?

Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 18:10

amazing the difference on such a small island, my daffs etc are only just poking through up here in sunderland. Saying that im on the outskirts in the city centre they starting to bloom

Daliah in pots?

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 21:21

Thats great ill buy 1 and hope for the best brillant. Thanks for the brilliant advice.

Daliah in pots?

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 21:06

Would I be able to plant the tubers in May or would that be too late as I dont have room to start them off to be honest. I was thinking that regarding the wind however I was going to grow it against my house wall so perhaps i could secure the pot somehow.

Thanks for the replys

Daliah in pots?

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 20:23

I really want a Daliah, the dinner plate size flower ones. I however will have limited space in my garden when I plant it all up with the plants I am growing. Will one do well in a reasonably large pot. Also are these plants any good and do you recommend a variety. Also when would I plant the tuber? I live in North east England.

If a pot is not suitable would you be able to recommend a particularly slender one.

Thanks for any replys

Seeds are up

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 22:46

1 tray froze in my coldframe delphniums and carnations so donno if it will kill them off they were brought in and defrosted imediately and have been put back out now a couple of degrees warmer so i gonna sow sommore just incase. They were not blocks of ice but were deifnately a little frozen. Nothings froze in my mini greenhouse though

Seeds are up

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 22:27

My Cornflowers germinated extremely quick literally 2 days is all it took!

Penstemon seedlings

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 22:09

I tried again same happened this time kept soil much dryer still used lights so i guess it must be lights will try to use normal light from windows with this next batch. Its says on the rhs website to sow in a coldframe has anyone done this. Its weird there failing i have grown lots of different plants and they have all done well.

Seeds are up

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 21:32

There not big enough to plant out. I was having problems with damp which i thinks is one of the biggest negatives to these greenhouse but i open it every day as long as temps not to bad now and it is alot less damp now I may move them to my coldframe which has less condensation.

Seeds are up

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 21:29

Garden girl i got my ex display at b&Q make sure you weight it well down at the bottoms i have bags of compost and green bin on the bottom are full of water to weight it down the shelf is buckling with weight but otherwise it'll blow away.

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