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Seed swap

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:05

Thanks Nutcutlet  - I got your PM and email and have PMd you back!

Good to hear from you!

Seed swap

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 20:39

Hi Nutcutlet - Not sure if you received my PM and I haven't received your email, so

don't know what's going on!!  Happy New Year anyway! Will try to email you later

to see if that works!!   

Seed swap

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 11:53

Cotty I'm hoping my one clump of cow parsley self-seeded last year, but so far

there is no sign of anything coming up, although it's already growing quite high

in the nearby lane where it's been established for years so I can't help you

I'm afraid - guess we'll both have to wait and see!





wild flowers from seed

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 11:47

I sowed some wildflower seeds straight into my wildflower garden in late

Autumn and to my surprise they're all ready sprouting well.  At least I think

it's my wildflower seeds but maybe it's just weeds!!  I think it's mainly the

corncockle seeds which have come up.  I also planted cowslips and primrose

plugs at the same time and although they've not actually grown they are 

"hanging in there" despite the very wet weather.  Hope you have success with

your seeds Rubber.  I think the reason mine didn't germinate last spring when

I sowed them in trays was because they didn't get exposed early enough to

really cold weather, so I should think yours will do well.

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 20:16

Nutcutlet  I PMd you a while ago and immediately afterwards my computer

shut itself down (or rather Windows did, they found something wrong with it).

It's taken them all this time to correct the error, so I'm only just able to check my

emails.  Hope you get my PM o.k. as that's been acting up for me too lately!  

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 22:46

Hi Nutcutlet,

Thanks once again for your words of wisdom (I really don't know what I'd do

without you!)  Not having done anything like the w.f.g.before, I sometimes get

a bit confused as to what I should and shouldn't do, especially at this time of

the year. Please don't worry about the bay cutting Nutcutlet......honestly any

time is absolutely fine, at your convenience.  I know what you mean about the

dark still surprises me how quickly it gets dark....haven't got tuned

into it yet!!   About 3p.m. I start thinking about giving the birds in my garden

their supper, but sometimes, I'm a few minutes late and they've all gone to bed!!

I'm going to try to PM you - it has nothing to do with gardening, but would be a

bit odd to ask on the forum!!  If I can't PM you I'll email you!


growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 19:36

Hi folks,

Just a little update re my wildflower garden and a couple of questions I need

to ask, as I'm still not sure what to do?

Q.1.  As we haven't had any rain for quite some time, do I need to water my

       primroses in the w.f.g. as I understand they like quite damp ground?

Q.2. I've found a packet of field poppy seeds which I've overlooked when sowing

      my wildflower seeds in October. Is it now too late to sow them - we've

      had two or three frosts, but I think that maybe poppy seeds need some

      cold weather to germinate and as I mentioned above, we haven't had rain

      so the ground is quite dry?

      Any advice gratefully received as always! 


Posted: 25/11/2013 at 19:26

Hi Allotmentmad,

Just to let you know that for the first time in my life I have managed to keep

 my Pointsettia from last Christmas.  I've kept it on a sunny window ledge

all summer and have made sure it never dried out and then when the days

started getting shorter this autumn I've kept putting it in a spare bedroom where

it is completely dark until daylight dawns the following day,when I then transfer

it back to the sunny window ledge.   I now have lots of tiny red bracts forming

on it, which is lovely.  I think it may be a little late to be fully red by Christmas

this year, but at least it's still alive and showing signs of being a proper

Pointsettia again!!  Hope this helps you......don't give up.....I've tried this

several times before, but have never been successful before.

  p.s.  I think I probably followed the thread Dove mentions above, but haven't

time to check at present!  If so, I know I found it very helpful, so give it a go!



Can you get a Bay Plant?

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 20:48

Nutcutlet just to let you know I emailed you back yesterday!

Talkback: Winter flowers and bumblebees

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 21:17

Thanks Flowering Rose.....Thought I'd sent this earlier to you....too

much red wine again!!

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