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Seeds are up

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 17:13

Hey Sam I have managed to find my seeds of Larkspur - (the seven dwarfs) ones it's a new pack got miss placed but I have just found them. Few more seedlings of both Liatris purple and honesty have come up that's good

I normally sow a few seeds but most of them wait until March when my plastic greenhouse goes up.

Do I sow seeds of Larkspur in April like on the pack says outside or now?

Seed Sowing Calander

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 11:49

Hello Sam

I can understand most of it - as learn Latin words of plants a bit when watching TV or looking through seed catalogues. Looks good but what a lot of seeds the chart shows for January to sow.

Like the chart says some seed packet instructions are different as to when to sow them depending on where you buy your seed packets from what company.


Can you understand the chart?

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 22:15
Verdun wrote (see)
I try to sit in the garden but I'm soon doing something in it. But, gardengirl, I think it's good to look at the garden at times to decide what you dont like, do like, want to change, etc. Although not always wise, I will move things in full flower if I think they look better elsewhere. I'm a bit of a perfectionist, I guess, and always trying to improve. Even now, you could walk around your garden, maybe sit in it if not too cold, and plan some changes or anticipate new plantIngs. Not too keen on annuals .....but envious of those who can use them to brilliant affect....preferring perennials, shrubs, etc.. What do others think? Annuals or perennials?

Hello Verdun

Will try sitting in the garden some when, I think I like both -  perennials are good to have so not to have too much bare ground, and annuals to make areas look different and also like the evergreen plants - did one time go though a phase of bulbs thinking they were best then but sometimes bare soil not so good - so I think I like all plants - need bedding plants to add bit of colour - evergreen plants to stay in winter, shubs, annuals and perennials and bulbs, and I do like growing from seeds

Seed swap

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 13:07
liliana wrote (see)

I am compiling a list of flower and veg seeds to swap, will collate and report. Hope someone would like to swap with me.

Hello Liliana

What sort of seeds are you looking for is it flowers of vegetables? I am up for a seed swap with you

The A to Z of TV Gardening

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 11:15

Thanks David K shame I like growing beans may be come under french beans letter F or runner beans letter R hope so. I will have to watch it yet on Iplayer sounds interesting though, from what you all have been saying, but good on beetroot side I will try again on growing them  Thanks

The A to Z of TV Gardening

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 20:57

Remember A to Z of TV gardening programme on tomorrow morning on TV or on Iplayer Letter B

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 18:24

Hello goldionthelevels

Maybe a rice paddy sounds good or even watercress but your allotment might dry up yet. Try and add compost - orangic matter helps with clay soil or you can buy clay breaker pellets.

Sam, I think I should sit and look at my garden more don't do that enough always busy doing bits of gardening.

Is that just me or do others not sit in the garden enough?

Seeds are up

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 18:09

I can't find the larkspur seeds may be dont have them may of been thinking of stock seeds or delphinium seeds that I have.

2 more seeds are up of Liatris purple

Have sown white ragged robin, white snap dragons and some erygnium sea holly have to wait for a bit for them to grow all indoors. Still raining here

Seed swap

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 16:10

Hello Lisa69

I have hollyhock seeds I can send to you if you want them I think they are pink/red colour and single flowers I can't quite remember though. Taken from a plant from someone else's garden.

Bit expensive for those hollyhock seeds I think should only be 2 pound something or 3 at the most

can you save seeds from cut flowers?

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 15:53

Thank Sam I have put some chrysanthemums cuttings in water I will wait and see and I have put some in compost pots.

I like buying plants for the garden but the cut flowers were in the house - so I would see if I could do something with them

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