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Meconopsis

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 12:28

go on have a go, look out for when they are selling of seeds.

never say never.

Meconopsis

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 13:11

l have seen the prices for these poppy's, l could not afford £12.99 plus postage no matter how much l wanted them.

all l did to grow mine if i remember rightly was to sow the seed in a tray cover them very lightly then tamp them down, l left outside all winter and when they appeared last year l planted them then left them to themselves and was happy to see them grow so fast, also l live in a very high area in the midlands so this might have helped being they come from the himalayas

Meconopsis

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 11:05

l have lived in my home since 1959, and never changed the soil, it has lime as l said we are on a limestone ridge, l never give them any more than any other plant in my garden, only new soil is the soil that comes with plants that l have rescued from garden centre's when they are selling them cheap, l sometimes throw chicken pellets or growmore apart from that they get nothing,l do water when it has been dry for a long time (some hope any time soon) also l am 77yrs old so all l do is hoe.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26060.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26061.jpg?width=264&height=350&mode=max

 l have taken the photo's with my finepix camera, the weather was just beginning to rain. and so l think they are not too bad.

Meconopsis

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 16:06

 my soil is  it is built on lime stone, and l live in the midlands, near were hundred or more years ago they dug the limestone out. and they do have sun and a little shade from the fence.so l will not let my poppy's know they are growing in the wrong soil. which is very loamy dark soil .the photo really as  not done them justice they are very much more lovely, l will try another  photo as  soon as the other buds come out, so never say you cannot do it, also they do not like pampering,once in the ground leave them. l have grown these before but they died out after a few years and neglect from me hoeing the young seedlings up..

good luck every one who tries.

Meconopsis

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 12:14

My lovely Meconopsis, the blue Himalayan poppy, which l grew from seed, one is a very deep blue, one is a little lighter and the third is pale blue, all from one half price pack of the seed,

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26025.jpg?width=547&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26026.jpg?width=432&height=350&mode=max

 

Slugs and Snails

Posted: 14/04/2012 at 12:53

Thank you for your comments.

Slugs and Snails

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 15:27

What is a cheap way of getting rid of Slugs and Snail. (l do find many Snails have been eaten) l have tried most things.

dirty nails

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 15:23

l have used this method for years l put old pieces of soap in a jar and use that.

Sparrow

Posted: 02/03/2012 at 14:52

l found this baby sparrow in my back garden in 2011, it had white tips to its wings, it could not fly, as my garden is enclosed we hoped it would survive, it did we put out food for it and it would come to eat three or four times a day, we did not try to interfere with it,then it tried to fly it would climb up a trellis and  drop off this did not work as it was the wrong way round, it soon learned how to climb up and turn around and it began to fly in small hops, all this time we saw no other sparrows plenty of other birds though,then after about a  week a sparrow came to it but flew off, then other sparrows, came to the garden, the last we saw of it it was flying about, l do hope it survived as it was so unusual with its white on its wings.

Sparrow

Posted: 02/03/2012 at 14:35

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/5839.jpg?width=399&height=350&mode=max

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blue poppy 
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