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Latest posts by cairnsie

What is going on with my Clematis?

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 22:11

The slate could be heating up in the sun and cooking the roots having the oposite effect to what you are wanting.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 21:09

Thanks for the excellent advice as always

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 20:57

Thanks for the quick replys thats great ill keep check on here for when other people are planting theres. I have also bought a sweet pea planter from morrisons the dwarf kind that goes into hanging baskets etc. When should I sow them?

I Wish I had found this site earlier it beats most advice i can find anywhere.

Seeds are up

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 20:44

Funnly enough my lobelia are also doing very well. They have grown bigger since i planted them out and look really good at present. Will see if they survive be a pleasent surprise if they do. I am just really struggling with getting penstemon off to a start. All my first seeds died i am on my second batch.

Seeds are up

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 20:41

yes started them september. To be honest they have never looked happy since I sowed them always sort of straggly and they did get very leggy as well before i potted them on. My cold frame blew away and seed tray went with them. I had 10 plants although i didnt need that many only wanted 2 and i have 3 i salvaged but some of the leaves have yellowed from the wind damage so i dont know if they gonna survive. Hope they do survive and i also think its very unlikly they will flower this year.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 19:17

David i noticed you said to plant them out in a few weeks time. What sort of date do you normally put them out I live in the north east and was thinking end of april.

Seeds are up

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 23:09

I have campanula aubrita and dianthus deltoids in my greenhouse from september and have currently just put out hardy carnations, lobelia cardinalus and delphinium magic fountain. Also got lobelia trailing annual in cold frame but i dont expect that to survive think i sowed that far too early but dont have room indoors. Have sowed pansies and violas at the moment and will sow cornflowers next month.

aubrieta dont look too happy at the moment as my cold frame blew away a while back and the got really batterd off the wind so i donno if they are gonna survive. Also alot of my sweetpeas were severly damaged when this happened but appear to be recovering.

Hops seeds

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 20:16

No probs thanks very much for my seeds

Hops seeds

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 20:14

They didnt come with any instructions but on the person i got them offs website heres the advice

Seed swap

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 16:55

Thanks for the seeds arrived today.

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