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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.

Seeds are up

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 21:15

My aubita germinated no bother must of been lucky, i am having problems with my campanula at the moment, they were flattened by the wind when my cold frame blew away but seemed to recover only to now start to go moldy and die. I have lost 3 of 12 so far any idears if i could spray them with somthing to save them. I have removed the damage folage. I only need 8 and i am down to 9 so getting worried.

Seeds are up

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 22:18

Thanks bunny

Seeds are up

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 22:06

Dianthis deltoids artic white and maiden pink, campanula carpatica, aubrita, cestrom tomentosum (snow in summer), dwarf hollyhock, dwarf delphinium, lobelia cardinalis, lobelia trailing, scabiosa house hybrid, sweetpeas, malva sylvestres, cranesbill geranium. I have pologonium cuttings in house, penstemon on the way and soon cornflowers (thanks to sam), daliha, pansies, petunia, buzzie lizzie, snap dragon, marigolds and nasturtum, my cold frame is empty nearly apart from sweetpeas so I have room. It will be a busy season for me looking forward to it. I have had some growing since september but lost alot due to greenhouse and cold frame blowing away at one point but other than that so far so good. 

Are you growing much hollyhock I see you have lots of plants on the go. I will be adding lots of seeds to the seedswap soon!

Seeds are up

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 13:38

Greenhouse getting full now:



A beautiful rose that will not flower

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 20:57

Maybe needs feeding roses are heavy feeders. Saying that rose buds can take a while to devlope too.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 08:24

Heavy frost here in sunderland hope it gets warmer.

Seeds are up

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 22:16

I dont really know much about growing under lights this is my first time growing seeds. I had loads of problems september with my seeds becoming too leggy and read about growing under lights. Only cost a couple of quid for bulbs and holders and keeps them much more stocky than on the windowsill and stronger for going out in the greenhouse. Only problems is it does dry out the soil and keeps them a little hotter than i would like but its good enough to get them off to a good start. Dont use non energy saving bulbs though as the generate too much heat and the wrong wavlengths so are no good.

Seeds are up

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 22:00

I use light bulbs but really you need the 6500k energy saving bulbs and as high a wattage as you can afford, it definately helps the seedlings get off to a good start but once they are past the seedling stage the lights are no good. I am exclusively using lights for 1 set at the moment as i dont have south facing windows. They dont get leggy and get the first true leaves much quicker.


Posted: 23/02/2013 at 21:02

I have several montannas and i just use wood trellis. A also train it along wire which i wrap between 2 screws.

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