cotty1000


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what are you propagating?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:53

I have been busy this year dividing hostas and some sedum. I have filled up most of my trays with seed,with varying degrees of success,and the other day I  took some cuttings. Penstemon,scabious,bowles mauve and campanula. I came to water them this morning and a caterpillar had started to eat some and lay eggs. I wouldn't mind but they had bags on tied around with royal mail elastic bands(they drop them everywhere).

What have you been up to?

Buying seeds online/eBay

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 00:31

The good thing about ebay is that you can get unusual seeds at brilliant prices. I have bought lots and actually swapped a few on this website.

I would recommend british only suppliers as foreign ones put the seeds on a boat I think(it takes forever),and include pitiful instructions.

Have a go,most are buy it now. I have just bought some pennisetum seeds. Can't wait to plant them.

plant ID please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 10:11

Thank you all. Fair douze dove,you know your stuff. I will dig up and put in some agapanthus. It must have gotten there through a mixed perennial seed packet.

Cheers

plant ID please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:57

Dove the stems are square. How odd. Does that confirm what you think it is?

plant ID please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:18


 This plant is spreading along and smells of mint. Is it mint or something else,I am planning on chucking it out but wanted to check it wasn't a beauty beforehand.

agapanthus nurseries

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 16:58

Great shout,I will compare later.

Thanks

agapanthus nurseries

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 15:14

I would like some help finding a good supplier of agapanthus that sells them in 2litre pots not 9cm ones.

I would like value for money.

Thanks

 

raised ponds.built out of sleepers and scaffolding boards

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:06

Wow fairygirl,wish I could see that.

My wife just said that we shouldn't have to supervise them in the garden,so I will take your design on-board when I do it when my 3 year old is in school.

But you are right edd,you know your own children but other people's kids might be totally different. I mean,how many children do you know that call you stinkypump!? But I am sure mine aren't the only ones singing songs from the film frozen.

raised ponds.built out of sleepers and scaffolding boards

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 16:18

I think they will stay indoors. I want to see frogspawn,dragonflies,,water boatmen and anything else that wants to live in it.

I want to relive my childhood with looking at frogspawn and froglets and watching swimming larvae go about their business.

raised ponds.built out of sleepers and scaffolding boards

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:40

It is for practical reasons too. I don't have an enormous garden,so I wouldn't want skipping kids and football's,as well as my schnauzer to end up in there. They could play near it safely. Or against it! Kids don't always listen as well.

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