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Perennials planting time

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 14:35

i have the same trouble.. new path going in and some nive big new borders to fill but i have taken cuttings etc throughout the last year or two ready for this anticipated event.. so loads of plants just small.. and hoep they pick up for next year.. cant wait to see how it all looks..

and i am sure i will have to move some!

seed share

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 14:26

i would love some yellow enchinea please and any one got any purple/pink verbascums at all.

i have been given some seeds for the shoofly plant! if anyone intersted.. told it is good in pot in greenohouse to keep greenfly etc away.. so will be trying this out..

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 08:44

yes fairy girl it is wrong for people to do that.. but still i think lack of dicipline is the problem these days..

yes the blue you can see is the English Channel and bit of the sky.. hence why so windy here. whips up side of the cliff and straight over my garden.. thas why we hve had to enstall trellis as fencing or they blow down over winter.. as my new neighbours found out after htey put up 6ft panels.. did tell them..

it was satisfying.. and the path is still comin on. will put up more piccie when i can.. our harddrive went bang at weekend.. so have been busy trying to reinstall everything onto the new one.. and reclaim the lost data on the other one!!!!!



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Posted: 13/10/2013 at 10:10

@gardengirl... many thanks. mine are already large and the roots..well they are very thick and fast growing.. so the space i gave them is about right then for the size they can become.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 13:42

just noticed my small circel bed with my agapanthus in in 2011.. and then the one took other day two years later.. thye have got huge.. maybe time to split them!

seed share

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 13:38

@ gardengirl.. your Acanthus.. i have grown from seeds i got.. how much room do the need.. i know flowers are all but what about the main plants leaves?

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Posted: 11/10/2013 at 13:36

diddy.. i have sown my honesty, common burdock and varigated honesty.. they ave all come up so far.. burdock are now in 9cm pots and doing very well. also the small scabious igot is coming up. so thank you to all who sent them.. icant recall who..

i have not planted alot of them waiting until spring as this is their time.

seed share

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 13:33

Yes urban that is fine.. it is normal the send who pays and return they send you some seeds back.. so everyone pays for it really.. or some do pay-pal if you do not have any to swap.. best to ask each member whose seeds you are after.


Posted: 10/10/2013 at 10:03

mine didnt flower untilvery late this year due to the weather.. so never got any seeds in time to sow.. so having to by this year.. not done that for long time..

i looked around at teh bare rooted one.. and it was 10 plants for £3.00 seems alot to me ... is that aobut right?

newly planted perennial plugs

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 09:59

i hae two coldframes made from old greenhouse.. the old windows are sliding and tilting roof and the slatted one is fixed air vent.. wouldnt be without them as said.. they are great for protecting all plants from the harsh winter winds and frost that dont really need the warmth of a greenhouse..

i have got some of my seeds that i did i the swap growing now in the freenhouse.. i do hope they survive the winter.. they are in 2in high paper homemade pots.. which makes it easier to pot up as it doenst disturb the roots.. and the ppaper degrades in teh ground.. perfect..


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