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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 16:35

I planted Mammoth   red and white onion seeds today. I also started to bring bulb pots onto the patio. I have a problem in that the biggest pots need a barrow, but its going to sink in the grass as its so soggy.


Posted: 12/01/2016 at 16:28

Maybe we could get you up here for a weekend, Verdun? Barnsdale, Chatsworth, Bluebell arboretum, lots to see up here. You might need your thermal underwear though.

URGENT orchid suddenly lost all leaves

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 16:23

Is it too wet.? I allow that sort to get pretty dry and then give them a soak. Let it drain Off so they do not stand in water.

What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 16:13

Lavender from seed is easy enough, but there is variation in the plants. If you want a neat hedge of one variety, i think that growing cuttings from one good plant, so they are all clones is best.

What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 13:05

I bought bulbs of both Eucomis octopus and the bigger Sparkling burgundy. The octopus have flowered and set seed, the burgundy grew leaves but not flowers.

Bananas, dunno. I had the seeds one to a small pot, and in a propagator. Not a sign of growth. They were T&m seeds. You'd have thought I would have learnt by now.

What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 11:24

Chicky are you growing Amaranthus for eating or flowers? I can let you have some Amaranthus hypochondriacus seeds if you like. My flower shop working sister in law had never seen anything like them, I used them in some of the large wedding arrangements.I'm sure she thinks I made the name up. The seed originally came from the RHS scheme.

What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 11:19

I like the brukale or flower sprouts. Home grown are more tender than the bought ones, I find. They do better for me than brussel sprouts, I think my garden gets too much shade from October to March.

What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 10:53

Ive sown seed of Eucomis Octopus. Last year I tried three packets of banana seed, not one grew. a friend of a friend is panicking over her daughters desire to have all home grown flowers for her wedding in July. It will have a blue theme. I will be growing a lot of blue sweet peas for her, also hope Ammi will be in flower by then.


Posted: 12/01/2016 at 10:47

Time to see the doc if you have a cough that is not getting better after a fortnight.

A lot of cabin fever about. 

I printed all the tickets for my delayed honeymoon yesterday. My main sowings will be March, so as not to give the untrained house looker after too much to do. If the weather turns bad, she will have all on keeping the bird feeders filled.

I hope you feel better soon, Pat. Remember you have friends here if you want someone to talk to in the dark hours.


Posted: 11/01/2016 at 20:14

I noticed today that the Eucomis Octopus that flowered last year, had formed seeds. I planted some, I suppose as its South African it should go in a propagator. Has anyone grown this bulb from seed before?

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