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Homemade seed Packets

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 14:43

Sometimes I make my own but I normally use brown money envelopes brought from Tesco cheap and good size.

But heres a website to try blank template at top of page, others with pictures on as well.

http://www.graphicgarden.com/files17/eng/print/envelop1.php

lots of different websites to try just search for homemade seed packets.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 21:27

I do like the multi coloured ones and the smell from sweet peas.

I like growing sweet pea in colour blocks sometimes and mixing them up other times. The sweet pea high scent is one I like to grow for the smell and colour.

Dwarf ones are good in hanging baskets.

Do you grow sweet peas in hanging baskets?

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 19:50

Just got in the post today Mr Fothergills catalogue and they are celebrating the year of the sweet pea they have launched six exclusive varieties.

They look good

Do you buy new sweet peas to try?

or do you keep to ones you have grown before?

Where do you buy your sweet peas from?

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.

http://www.potatoday.org/

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.

http://www.recyclenow.com/home_composting/making_compost/getting_right_mix.html

and what to put in

http://www.recyclenow.com/home_composting/making_compost/can_i_compost_it.html

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

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers/flower-seeds/lathyrus-chloranthus-lemonade/tm03038TM

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

http://www.mr-fothergills.co.uk/

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

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/seed-swap/64712.html 

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