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Latest posts by Gardengirl..

Making wildflower turf

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 15:57

People I know are trialling it for transplanting at a railway station wild flower garden.  They did try direct sowing but found that this didn't work.   If you did start this in a seed tray would you do this indoors until they germinate - transferring to a cold frame later?

Making wildflower turf

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 15:37

Hello all, has anyone made or heard about making a wildflower turf out of old blankets/ towels cut up and put into seed trays then covered with a bit of compost, then sprinkle wildflower seeds on top - to make a wildflower garden.

Any help please  Do these work?


Can anyone tell me what this is

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 14:40

Leave do smell after rubbing them - so could be, not sure what sort of strong smell there should be to expert - smells bit like grass or leaf

The A to Z of TV Gardening

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 14:24

Watched it enjoyed a few bits of it not so interested in the cooking side of things, could be a few more vegetables coming up in the next lot of letters hoping for french beans, could be fennel or may be french marigolds

Can anyone tell me what this is

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 14:11

I took cuttings form someone else's garden of some kind of large twiggy thing, did not have any leaves on then. I rooted them in a small plastic pot and leaves are coming and have rooted well, I am not sure what it is and would like anyone's thoughts of what it could be please - pictures below.

Seeds are up

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 20:05

Do the snapdragons need to go out side in a cold frame?  mine are indoors still looking a little weedy now not sowed them this early before

small bird watch

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 20:01

Sure birds are back a bit more today saw a small wren and lots of others, may be because the weather bit better and I was not out bird counting.

Anybody seen more birds out and about yet?

Seed swap

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 19:49

That's OK Hollie hock and glad you got your seeds Sam.

Did you want any sort of seeds bugsy?  I like to swap for flower seeds

Seeds are up

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 15:50

More of my honesty seeds have come up bit by bit I think these seeds appear, still waiting for the proper leaves to come up. Long time for those seeds to germinate nutcutlet I suppose if fresh they germinate quicker

Train Station Gardens

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 12:38

Hello Kathy

We started Sholing station in September, there is a lot of people in your group of volunteers ours here only has 2 or 3 sometimes not many - but after a while of clearing the garden area that was unused for a long time before we started gardening, South West trains did a shrubbery cut back which helped with the brambles, still had to do a lot of digging and gardening that had to be done but we can see lots of bulb heads popping up flowers will be arriving.

 Here's some daffodils popping up and a foxglove.

It will be good when we get to see all our efforts we put in. We still have lots of weeding to do and will enjoy the rewards of the plants in flower and the time gardening as well. We also have our own garden to keep enjoying as well. 

Interesting video link - gardening does get some places colourful, makes spaces look better don't you think?

What a good lot of volunteering everyone does - so well done all.

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Making wildflower turf

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Can anyone tell me what this is

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can you save seeds from cut flowers?

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