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Love in a Mist - Nigella

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 18:37

Our heavy rainfall right through the year doesn't help these kinds of seeds. They rot very quickly, especially if it stays cold - which it does. The combination makes them less successful than they are for people further south.  I always had them in the shelter of the house wall. 

John Innes no3 soggy compost

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 18:02

'John Innes' is a formula Craigh - different formulas for different purposes. Are you intending putting the plants into a border soon? If so, I'd just be careful how much water you give them. If you prefer, you could repot with something lighter like a multi purpose. 


Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:36

Get them into the ground or pots as soon as possible. They'll just dry out and be of no use for next year. They need to have a chance to build up their reserves for the following year, so although they might not come to much now, it gives them a chance for the future.

Tulips often deteriorate anyway over time (apart from the species and bog standard red and yellow ones) so many people grow them as annuals. Depends on the variety they are  

Love in a Mist - Nigella

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:33

I've always them sown direct  (although I don't really grow them any more)  but I'd agree with Esspee that clay is no use for them. They need gritty, well drained soil.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:31

Carol has a 'wee thing' for Bryan Adams, Yvie  

LP - very stressful for you all. Can only hope any tests they do will bring up and answer and, more importantly, a solution. 

KEF - the snow we were meant to get early yesterday morning didn't really materialise. Think the Pennines/north of England and the Borders  were to get the worst of it. Hopefully it won't lie too long. 


Posted: 03/03/2016 at 08:01

Not even started yet 

I usually sow direct outside - weather permitting - in April. If I start them indoors it would be in a couple of weeks, otherwise they'll get too leggy before I can harden them off to go outside. You have plenty of time 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 07:58

Morning all/afties Pat. Nice colchicums  

Not a bad morning here so far. No frost snow or rain 

Sorry to hear your news LP. That must have been a shock for you all. Hope you get some positive news today. xxx

Have a nice day out and a good lunch Lesley - mussels don't agree with me  

Have to go soon so will catch up with you all later. Stay warm and dry whatever you get up to.  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 18:17

Yvie - take a look at Rouge Cardinal as well. It might be closer to what you want 

Storm names!

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 18:14


Storm names!

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 17:21

Only the sheep to rail and shout at there pansyface...  

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