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seed share

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 21:39

Diddy dahlias yes please.

seed share

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 11:46

Diddy, a nice rose to have is Arthur Bell. Its a very scented rose and the flowers start off a very intense yellow and gradually get paler and paler. Another one is rosa geranium moyesii, a single petaled red rose that has very big rosehips. I've also got Blue Moon that is a bit delicate and Anne Boleyn, a small bush with pale pink flowers that look like the old tudor roses.

seed share

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 11:41

Fidget, could I have some of your nigella and salvia seeds please and from molly the witch please.


Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 22:57

Japanese blood grass.

Get it off your chest

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:25

I started off gardening growning sweet pea mattucana in a trough on a 6 by 4 balcony four floors up, and some baby blue eyes and geraniums. Then I graduated to a house with a corner plot with hardly any plants in but with a pond and koi fish left by the previous owner. Now I'm in a house with a 150ft garden and most of the plants in it have been bought, given to us or grown in our greenhouse. Again we have a pond as we 'moved' the fish with us when we went as most of those we had since they were about six inches long.

My other half wasn't too interested in gardening but again if I had an idea about creating seating or raised beds, he came up with a plan and suprised me with how good they turned out. He has got into bamboo and chillies now. I wanted to get the greenhouse tidies up but it wasn't until he wanted to put chilli plants in it that the job got done. But now I've got a good floor in it, heating and a nice corner for pottering.

We start chillis off after Xmas and tomatoes in Jan/Feb. We've also been successful with cucumbers, figs, blackcurrants, gooseberries, tayberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries (the last 2 we can't take credit for, they just appeared). We grow some veg like beetroot, radish, spring onion, courgette, but only what we eat.

We grew some tomatoes in hanging baskets and pots and we are now overloaded with them. We tried a new one for us costoluto genovese and as someone who didn't like tomatoes of this size, it is great on cheese on toast, I could eat them all day.

Looking forward to the next growing season and growing lots of plants with the seeds from the seed share, and some that I had seen as plants and wanted.


Posted: 31/08/2013 at 22:07

I don't feed it anything at all, never have.

Talkback: How to plant out dahlias

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 17:40

You could always use the shoots to take cuttings and have more dahlias next year.


Help! Design ideas please

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 10:32

Perhaps you could try a gravel garden and create island beds in it. My late mother in law changed her back garden (a large corner plot) and front garden into this. She has alot of plants like grasses, sedums, sea holly, poppies, aquilegias and low growing plants in the front, but where she had larger plants like pyracantha, buddleia, sumach, tall grasses etc. she left them in which acted as a windbreak in different areas of the garden. She has a cottage/gravel cross garden. I suppose what I'm saying is give it a go, you can't go wrong.

help identifying plant

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 10:25

Could it be cyclamen coum? I can't get close enough to the picture to be sure. We've managed to grow a few from seed but they do take time and they are worth keeping when you consider they are £3 a plant in the garden centre.


Any idea what this plant is called please

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 10:23

Very nice, looks different to the two that I have. I wouldn't mind some seeds of this one off you frx209.


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