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Seeds are up

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 23:35


I had that last Friday  -2 on Thursday Friday +16 so sat in the garden for an hour soaking it up, I never get chance the rest of the year. Sat till Tuesday cold north wind then last night snow so beware as my husband said Germany and France got snow last night too so cld be heading for you next. 

Seeds are up

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 23:20

I dont really sow annuals half hardy or otherwise apart from the initial first plant. I bought an Astrantia  M 2yrs ago and notice last year I had new plants, I think there was 4 so I will replant them abit more spaced out in Spring then hopefully in another couple of yrs there will be a nice clump.

Seeds are up

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 23:09

Here too and we got snow last night so not impressed at all.

Seeds are up

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 23:05

Yes I have the white one.

Seeds are up

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 22:58

Yes they are.

Scent in summer

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 22:50

Hmm cant say im a lover of privet or flowering currant it leaves yr fingers stinking of I dont know what. You can get some lovely perfumed peonys and dont forget Lilac.

Seeds are up

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 22:29

Cant help with the Aquilegias, every year I try but never get any and it doesnt help when people say they have no problem. This year I took the seeds out of the fridge after 3months ( I know they need a cold period) ive sown them and put them outside to hopefully germinate naturally, Touchwood Aquilegias says this time of year 8 wks. Larkspur no problem im over run with them the seeds from existing plants are left to self seed and no problem with Verbena B in here then out and in somewhere else what a performance! I let them self sow again and they are everywhere even in the cracks in paving again seeds sown by the plant. Maybe nature does know best and it seems as most of what your trying to germinate all germinate naturally in September with no help from me. Hope this helps.

Seeds are up

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 21:56

Yes do that just remember to water them - i always forget.

Seeds are up

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 23:10

You ve done well hollie hock if you got them for free but any plants for free are good in my book. Yes bees and butterflies love them but a word of warning once they get about a foot tall or maybe less I cant really remember they get spikes or thorns on the stem and can be quite vicious.

As for the larkspur I had a look round the garden yesterday as most of the snow has gone and they are fine even if they do look abit flattened but after 2ft of snow on top them im not surprised. If I was in the UK  id send you some as theres hundreds but alas im not so some will be moved and the rest thrown away as you can only have so many otherwise the garden would be over run with them. Maybe you cld try sowing some in the garden now, just pick a small patch where the ground is free from weeds and im sure they will germinate when the ground get warmer and you nothing to loose except a few seeds if not do try next September.

Bare root roses arriving tomorrow - help!

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 19:02

Well done and im sure they will be fine. When I get roses sent out here any shoots they have are bleeched white as they been in bags for up to a fortnight but once they get outside they turn green after a couple of weeks. I hope you get some good weather soon so you can get them plants soon. When they flower you ll think all this was worth it.

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