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Latest posts by Chris 7

Seedlings and 'true leaves'

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 14:08

Thanks all,  sounds like thats the thing to do.


Will start tomorrow !

Soil Problem

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 13:13

I'd gues either weed killer / chemicals in the bed or shade / dry.

Why not put some shade loving plants in the bed ?


Seedlings and 'true leaves'

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 12:29

I've planted some Rudbekia 'Cherry Brandy' and Antirrinhums in 2 seed trays in my house.   They have both germinated and I have placed them on a table by a window.

They are now getting a bit 'leggy' and, although they've been there about 3 weeks,  they have yet to grow their 'true leaves'.

Can anybody tell me when they should appear ?  or have I made a grievous error !

Thanks    Chris

Supporting plants

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 14:48

Will try that.


Thanks for the help


Supporting plants

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 12:43

Mainly geraniums and smallis ones ... such as Sedum.

It always seems to me that I havent got enough supports.

The supports are all sorts ones you can buy from garden centres.

Supporting plants

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 12:25

I don't want to buy any plant supports I already have some.

Can anybody give me any tips relating to the best way to support plants varying in height from 24 inches to 6 feet ?



Looking for flowers to 'fill in' a border

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 12:06

Thankyou all for your help.

I already have campanula which grow well and your suggestions will be a great help.  particularly the links to the RHS website.



Looking for flowers to 'fill in' a border

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 14:21

Good idea,  have tried them but without much success !

Will give it another go ... thanks Bunny !

Looking for flowers to 'fill in' a border

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 12:52

I have a border which is in partial shade and has a few shrubs.  I have got some Michaelmas daisies and rudbekia Goldstrum planted at the moment.  I'm looking for ideas for annuals / perennials which I can plant fulfilling the following criteria :-

About 2 feet high,  summer flowering,  red, blue or white.

Would appreciate some help.


Plant Protection - Fleece 'Hats'

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 14:03

OK thanks,   will keep it on,  especially as I'm lazy !


Thanks for your help !



Discussions started by Chris 7

Care of lily bulbs over winter

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Excessive cost of seeds

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Ideas for shading plants please

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Scale Insects on my rose

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Apple Trees losing thier leaves

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Greenhouse tomatoes : Pollination

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