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Seed Sowing Calander

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 22:07

Hello Sam

I write notes of what I have sown in a little book then I can look at when I sowed it to see how well and how long things take. sometimes it is good to note down - helps me any way to remember when I sowed it and to see when it is a good time to sow it again if I still have seeds left.

But I sometimes think I want to sow seeds just want to start sowing seeds and pick a pack to start off as long as I have some left just in case it does not grow well sure some things are up to when you want to garden.

car tire planters

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 21:56

Hey just adding a few more pictures as a few plants in flower some primroses



Seed swap

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 18:30

Hello Lisa69 I will send you some hollyhock seeds, I have spare  - I have your address already,  I will sort out them in an envelope to send to you

small bird watch

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 17:54

Had quite starling about today and collared doves the squirrels about and lots of small bird and even a Jay they like the monkey nut I put out for the squirrels. I can sometimes know the birds sounds - not all the times long tailed tits sound nice

The A to Z of TV Gardening

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 17:30

Watched it now some bit on there that I have not seen before I like the bird bit and will try beetroot again. Wonder what they have for the Letter C

Anybody any guesses on what will be shown for the  Letter C?

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

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