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Growing from seed for beginners...

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 11:01

It is trial and error and everyone will have their own way of doing the same thing, but it is relatively easy to get a garden full of plants this way. I grew mainly annuals last year as it was a blank plot and still had loads of surplus. It does depend on what seeds you are sowing some need particular conditions. Once they've germinated, don't water too much as damping off can kill a lot of seedlings.

Seed sowing is so addictive

Good point re variety. I use 5 indiviual strips to one tray so I can grow 5 different types in just one tray.

Iris flowering - is this a problem

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 08:58

They would be better off in the ground, not sure when they would flower, next year maybe?

Climbers

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 08:55

I love the wild type of Honeysuckle, beautiful scent

Growing from seed for beginners...

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 08:55

Hi Sparkles, definatley not false economy. The amount of plants that comes from a packet of seeds never ceases to amaze me. I love growing from seeds, for me it's the best bit of gardening apart from propagating cuttings.

Try and sow thinly as if every seeds germinates you will have a lot of plants! I haven't grown the plants that you are looking to grow but good luck.

I use a normal propagator sometimes start them off in house and then move them outside to a cold frame. In the Spring and Summer I sow outside and let them get on with it. Have fun with your seed sowing

Iris flowering - is this a problem

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 09:32

Planted these for the first time, no show here yet. So bright and pretty

Planting aubretia in cracks in sleepers

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 09:26

If the walls got to come down, I would have a go and trying to save it. Might need to cut it back

Intl. Garden Photographer of the Year Competition Winners.

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 09:22

That's a wonderful photo, the lupins look beautiful

wrong time of year

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 09:20

I didn't do much/any Autumn sowing, with the mild winter I wish I had. Hardy annuals can be sowed this way too

Best flower seed website

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 09:12

I like seedaholic, have had good germination with all the seeds I've bought form them. The packaging is good, tells you all you need to know about the plant

Shrubs & Flowers for large North facing garden

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 12:42

I don't really have any idea about shrubs. Some low light, shady plants could include hostas, pulmonarias, cowslips, primoses, ferns, foxgloves, honesty, cyclamen. My last garden had shade for about half the year and I had some luck with sweet williams and shanta daisies

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Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22
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