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Latest posts by Gardengirl..

Seed swap

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 15:56

Hi Sam all sounds good, you just need to make your garden have your own touch and it would feel better for you add your own flowers plants and seeds.

Hi Bjay I have sent your white campion in the post today you should get them shortly.

potato varieties

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 15:40

Hello cloud8

I buy my potatoes from Whitchurch Potato Day in Hampshire they have loads of different ones, I did buy from Garden Centres before, the best ones to go for are first early or second early as main crop are more likely to get blight.

I like Manna first early did well for me when I grew them this year and Kestral second early. Use old egg boxes for chitting potatoes.

Composting and wormery

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 15:10

Hello sam, a bit of help on composting mine takes about 6 months to a year in the black compost bins.

and what to put in

I have a wormery which is not as easy as compost bin as mine gets a bit wet sometimes, but getting there with it with all the wormery mixes.

Sound as though your compost bin is starting well.

Hope this website helps

Seed swap

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 16:28

I been out sowing some of the seed swap seeds for the garden, so nice flowers will arrive when weather warmer and some in pots indoors.

Thanks all for seed swapping so far


Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 13:06

That sound good you might get more coming out yet and flowering.

I asked about yellow sweet peas and in the new catalogue of T&M found a nearest colour to yellow one I will get, so buying this one

added link below just incase anybody else wants yellow sweet peas

Tin Can Recycling

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 20:51

Sam that looks good the only thing I have done with a tin can is to use as plant pot - has to be a ring pull one opened up and emptied washed then turn upside down and take bottom of can off the other lid, keep and use as bottom of pot drop down to the ring pulled side then fill with dirt/ compost and seeds like normal pots - sunflowers good to grow this way when grown push up the bottom of the pot and a nice size plant comes out hopefully saw this on GW programme and worked well when I had a go. 

Anybody made anything else with a tin can?

Ooh I love a bargain!

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 20:16

I like the free seeds from GW magazine and garden news paper and if you buy 5 packets of seeds from online Mr forthergills you get 2 free seed packs which is good

link below

If you have any seeds you want to swap join in the seed swap thread we all like swapping seed there and even cuttings of plants 

Seed swap

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 19:50

We are still seeds swapping and even some cuttings great going from all.

Where the weather is warmer outside than last year I am doing a few things outside but not many still bit cold - collecting some seeds and trying to sow some and feeding the birds. Lots of bulbs popping up from the ground now and in my pots which is nice to see.

Me sorting out buying a few seeds as have a voucher from plants I brought that ending up changing not what I wanted but still good plants some new seeds I will try and buy.

No flood here just wet windy and puddles


Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 19:28

Blue Lake french beans are good climbing bean sometimes get more for money with climbing bean up a wigwam than a dwarf one especially as slugs got my dwarf ones - but dwarf ones come in yellow and purple as well as green.

You should try purple podded peas - I tried them this year grew well and great for picking as stand out well - you need to sow lots of seeds of peas as you do not get as many as runner beans and put net or string up the wigwam for peas to grow as they are like sweet peas and cling on to the string/ net.

Grow flowers near your veg to attract the bees to get the veg growing.


Ooh I love a bargain!

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 18:07

What a bargain! great all sounds good orange is nice colour, good to get a bargain.

I like to get bargains from GC sale area and from 99p store and pound land.

Have you got other bargains before?

Have you had a go at seed swap before?

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