London (change)
Today 14°C / 9°C
Tomorrow 17°C / 10°C


Latest posts by Gardengirl..

Seed swap

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 17:33

Hello joyce

I have seeds that sometimes are out of date - but as long as they are keept dry they should be ok.

I keep mine in old candy floss pots ( plastic sealed pots)

Where do you seed swap?

Have you got any seeds you want to swap?


Train Station Gardens

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 12:31

Approval from the community rail representative - he thinks the tyre planters are fantastic - I did not know if he would think they are ok - as we put them there without him knowing.

But he likes them phew

car tire planters

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 12:24

A few plants have been added will post more when the flowers have grown a bit bigger


Seed swap

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 21:05

Hello all

I must say all this seed swapping is pretty fab, great way of trying new plants that you might not of before.

Seed swapped before but never over the Internet till this thread

So thanks

Has anybody else swapped seeds before?

Seed swap

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 13:23

Hello blairs

I got the seeds today thank you very much, look good.

Hello Jackie frost

Glad you got your seeds today, are you fine with the cuttings of white hebe to be non rooted and I will send in a week or 2 weeks or would you like them later

Seed swap

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 19:37
Bev Pounsett-Krynauw wrote (see)

Gardengirl I would really love a cutting of Hebe Lisa pink. I only had packets of seeds but can put together a list to see if you fancy any of them in exchange- I would obviously send the extra postage to send a cutting.

Hello Bev I can send you a cutting of Hebe Lisa it is fine to swap for seeds as long as you have flowers seeds, a list sounds good to pick from.

I can send you the cutting in a week or 2 weeks, if you want it then? I would post in a jiffy packet but would send 1st class at the post office - as then the cutting would get to you quicker. It would be a non rooted cutting if thats fine  -

you can root it on in a pot of any sort of compost/ dirt and then plant it out.

Let me know if this is ok

Hi Jackie frost

I would like some cuttings of the false sunflower please

The Hebe white takes a bit of time to grow large but mine in the garden is about 50cm high by 40cm wide but can grow to 1m by 1m. can be trimed back - bees like them. I can send you some cuttings

Not sure about the white campion seeds it's the first time collecting them - think they might be white hope so


favourite plant

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 16:18

Hello all

what a lot of plants too choose from may be I should of asked for this year, may of made it a bit easier to pick, like the picture Busy-Lizzie

I have a margaret merril rose which is a small cream/ white colour and very scented. I also brought lots of achillleas as well this year - nutcutlet,  lots of nice colours in this plant and good for bees and butterflies. French beans also like.

You can pick a few plants you like as your favourite plant . Nice to see that all different plant are liked. 

Seed swap

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 14:19

I too have a white border and have a White Campion plant, a perennial, which produces pure white flowers growing to approximately 30-100cm- 2-5 years to year to get to its ultimate height.

Flowers May-October.

Full sun/ part shade - well drained soil, It is a wildflower

Google image, don't have any photos of mine yet only got it last year.

I have a few seeds if you like this one?

Do you have anything to swap?

Seed swap

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 13:21

Hello my white hebe flowers in spring/ summer and I have still got some bits in flower now in the garden

Plant in full sun/ part shade - likes most soil, good for containers and in the garden, hebes are not too fussy

Train Station Gardens

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 13:02

Pictures of the planters at the station with a few plants inside

Planters under the Sholing sign

Three all together

Grasses and primrose and a few other plants

 All the planters so far

Even got a few plants thanks to the southampton freecycle add - some bamboo and a holly tree


Holly tree

Just got them planted then down came the rain

Discussions started by Gardengirl..

Alan Titchmarsh designs a Chelsea garden

Replies: 4    Views: 144
Last Post: 18/03/2014 at 21:59


Replies: 95    Views: 3387
Last Post: Yesterday at 23:22

Big garden bird watch

Replies: 119    Views: 2843
Last Post: 29/01/2014 at 10:01

Anyone know what this is?

Replies: 25    Views: 847
Last Post: 19/01/2014 at 19:05

No GW tonight so watch this

Replies: 12    Views: 497
Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 22:52


Have not seen him for a bit 
Replies: 16    Views: 652
Last Post: 01/09/2013 at 00:23

can't get to last page help

Replies: 4    Views: 408
Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 18:40

plants for part shade/ full shade

Replies: 6    Views: 5933
Last Post: 12/04/2013 at 14:16

Plant cuttings?

Replies: 19    Views: 1199
Last Post: 24/03/2013 at 18:11

problem with forum

seed swap forum can't read new posts 
Replies: 2    Views: 325
Last Post: 03/03/2013 at 14:32

Making wildflower turf

Replies: 10    Views: 801
Last Post: 04/02/2013 at 23:14

Can anyone tell me what this is

Cuttings of something 
Replies: 6    Views: 419
Last Post: 03/02/2013 at 15:45

can you save seeds from cut flowers?

Replies: 23    Views: 2369
Last Post: 17/09/2013 at 07:57

favourite plant

Replies: 35    Views: 1962
Last Post: 21/12/2012 at 17:25

Bare roots by post

Replies: 3    Views: 695
Last Post: 10/12/2012 at 19:50
1 to 15 of 20 threads