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Latest posts by cairnsie

What's eating my clematis?

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 21:52

I had same damage last year and it was caterpillars check under leaves and around the trellis 

Anyone side planted pansies in baskets

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 21:33

I may have a go and see how it turns out. I'm having trouble getting pansies to survive in my soil. possibly pansy sickness or something so thought I would try in a basket.

Anyone side planted pansies in baskets

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 19:05

Just curious if they look good and cover the basket well.

Shady Area

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 16:09

You could try foxgloves, hostas that's generally what I grow in my shady area

Where do you keep your tender plants?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 22:01

I keep mine inside if they are tender. I have only a mini greenhouse and cold frame. I sow only a limited number of trays of tender plants. You can get away with putting more hardy plants in mini greenhouse (sweet peas, young pansies, I even find carnations do ok).

When to direct sow the following outside

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 21:44

To be honest although it has rained a lot we have had no flooding where I live its seems the unfortunate people in the south bore the brunt of it. It has been the mildest winter I can remember. I have only had to de-ice my car for work a handful of times. My fuchsias all still have their leaves and some of my roses were flowering in February. I have built the beds up as drainage was an issue so they no longer become waterlogged. I recently visited London on a train and flooding in fields was shocking.

When to direct sow the following outside

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:19

Thanks for all the advice I may sow half a packet and failing any germination sow the other half much later on.

ranunculus

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:05

Thanks I may try a couple

When to direct sow the following outside

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 19:17

I normally don't direct sow seeds but thought I would give it a try. The packaging stated between march and may for most but then I have read conflicting advice such as leave it till after the last frost. I have the following

Candytuft

Nasturtium

Night scented stock

Godietia

Californian poppy (Eschscholzia)

Cornflower

I live in the northeast but close to coast which does keep us a little warmer and less frosty in the winter. Will it do harm to sow any now or am I best to wait.

Thanks for any help

ranunculus

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 20:33

Are they frost hardy once established or do you have to dig them up like dahlia?

Discussions started by cairnsie

Anyone grown Linaria maroccana (moroccan toadflax)

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Nasturtium leaves yellowing

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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

when and how to plant 
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What would survive in my mini greenhouse at the moment

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