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Seeds are up

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 06:14

I planted several pots of seeds the other day, Dahlias being my most impressive, I havent grown these since I was 6 and have recently fell back in love with them. I planted up 3 pots of them, 2 on the kitchen windowsill and one in the coldframe (test). The packet says they take 1-3 weeks to germinate but one of the pots on the windowsill has already sprouted a first set of leaves in 3 days, the other right next to it and the cold frame are showing no signs of life 1 week on. Intruiged to see what will happen..

Petunias growing faster than expected

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 05:56

given their size, you may be over panicing

have a look at this;

http://www.uri.edu/ce/factsheets/sheets/petunias.html 

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 05:50

Thought peat based compost was a bad thing...?

reviews

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 05:46

Hi Busy, theres already a post on this in the forum

"My Reviews"

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 05:44

same here, just posted my 1237th review too...

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 09:51

I might have to use explosives, lol

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 09:16

I am hoping to dig out alot of one of my borders and reshape the straight lawn edge. its quite a large border but is lacking in style. I have cut back and managed it since moving here but have so far concentrated on other areas of the garden.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18330.jpg?width=350

 As you can see, its filled with St John's Wort, a couple of very overgrown roses (which have now been cut right back over a period of 3 years (just the final cut of the thick old growth at the end of this year), 2 awfull Sycamore's (which have been cut out and killed - aswell as 4 Oak trees which have all been cut, just have to dig out the roots). I will be planting some Pink Pampas, an Everbloom Lilac, Lavatera & Buddleja, along with Lupins, Hollyhocks, Rose campion (thanks Lyn), and some smaller plants.

Lavatera

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 09:14

Tell me about it, it seems to have lots of names and types, I just want to make sure I end up with the right one which is proving to be a problem.

this one looks right but then its a dwarf 90cm

http://www.vanmeuwen.com/flowers/flower-plants/cottage-garden-plants/lavatera-barnsley-baby/61329VM 

Lavatera

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 07:46

and this: Lavatera brendon springs

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18124.jpg?width=405&height=350&mode=max

 

Lavatera

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 07:44

hang on, I just saw a post on google that says Hibiscus rose of sharon, which is what I saw, lavatera rose of sharon. The hibiscus flower looks quite different to the ones near me. It is around 8ft tall and looks like this

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18123.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

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I was sent this link 
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leave look eaten 
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