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Sweet Williams

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 15:18

Sweet williams are biennial ,grown from seed one year and flowering the following spring. 


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 12:40

I'm planting out my Salvia patens,grown from seed last year and overwintered, then grown on in large pots. They should be in flower soon. I have four dahlias in large buckets to go in a piece of weed infested clay. Nothing permanent is going there until I've improved the soil a lot and got rid if the bindweed. Oh well, coffee over, back to the soil....


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 17:05

I put each plug in a 3 inch pot, then overwintered in an unheated growhouse. I took them out in March. They should be fine in a cold frame or sheltered place outside.

Is this a weed or a herbaceous perennial?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 17:02

Mine look like that. survived the slugs and just starting to send up a flower shoot.

Is this a weed or a herbaceous perennial?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 16:45

Did you plant any echinacea?


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 16:43

Snap, Fleurisa. Epimedium has those mottled leaves. Jap Knotweed has really thick stems at this time of year and would be several feet high by now.


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 16:34

I bought the lychnis in the hope I will get seed off it to propagate. its just an expensive seed packet.!!!

Raining again here, thanks for sending it ,Nut. You can keep the hail.

The lavender seedlings I had last year. Grown on, they are ready to plant in final positions now. Some may even flower this year.

Not worth £40, but for £5.65, the cost of a couple of packets of seed, you probably get more plants than you would from 2 packets of seed.The plugs are about the size of the tip of my little finger.

Perennial Planting

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:44

The coreopsis I had last year flowered  but didn't survive the winter. The others I would expect to flower next year. The delphiniums I would pot on to bigger pots, keeping them slug free. In the ground over winter, they are unlikely to survive the slug onslaught.

The geum and campanula  I would plant out when the roots fill the 10cm pot.


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:35

Lot of rain here overnight. Dry now, so I went to the  garden centre. I bought a pink lychnis (double ragged robin?) called jenny. It looks like a cat sat in the middle of it, all the flowering stems splay out, it might need some support.

Should I interfere with the onion?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 06:44

If it doesn't, I get a nice flower.

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