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Ideas for Hanging Baskets

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 20:56

I think night scented stock might be a good plant to grow in hanging baskets, easy to grow from seed, trailing habit,small root system, smells divine and insects love them.

 

March in your Garden

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 20:24

You've been busy Rain, be interested how your Aubretia do. Sowed some very early this year, no joy, but have seeds left over so might try again.

Great pictures ShropshireLass, Spring is a great time of year, lots of colour. Crocus are one my favourite flowers. They multiple on their own and don't cost much to add too. Love the dogs. Did look but couldn't see the butterfly

Glad others have been seeing the first insects/pollinators out and about in the sun

March in your Garden

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 19:52

Another mild and sunny day here and still more crocus are popping through. I love Spring bulbs as you can keep adding to them each year fairly cheaply and they themselves multiply. Saw some sort of bee at the GC on the weekend on the crocus, first one I've seen this year. The daffs didn't do that well last year here so really looking forward to them being out in bloom, already think that it's going to be a better year for them.

I have a tricky bed that does well in the Spring and early Summer but lacks colour later in the year so trying to add some more plants this year.

For me it's always about next year, I love my snowdrops, crocus and hyacinths etc but then always think...........a few more next year would look even better. MInd you I think that about all the plants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bulbs in pots

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 19:16

Hi nut, I have a lovely little single Iris in a pot that has been coming up for years with complete neglect. Mine probably could do with a bit of feeding and maybe some new soil, but it keeps coming back.

Seeds are up

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 19:11

Seed swap

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 20:47

Good news re the verbena seeds Sam. No joy here with them.

The hebe cuttings are still doing well Gardengirl

 

 

Daffodils

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 20:17

I would yes GG, although not tried it myself. I often wonder how the lovely drifts of spring flowers that we see in hedgerows etc get to be there in the first place.

March in your Garden

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 20:13

Good news Rain, growing from seed is brilliant. Looks like nothing then all of a sudden.........life.

Definately a different garden this year in Spring to last year. It was really mild last year and all my crocuses were out by now. This year they are just started to bud and the daffs look like they are going to put on a better show.

Overall the garden is looking good for this time of year, I have the Cloth of Gold and the Bowles Mauve wallflowers still flowering, primoses galore. Lupins and Aqueligias are showing fresh growth as well as the clemantis, Montana and Jackamini.

Big surprises for me are that the annual Scabious that I grew from seed last year have survived desite the frost and snow and are putting on fresh growth and a lots of the Snapdragons also grown from seed seem to be turning into woody shrubs and are sprouting new growth

Daffodils

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 19:35

I've just seen an unexpected crocus due to pop up in the lawn. Every year Spring is a surprise to me but this one I know I wouldn't haven't planted there.

Seeds are up

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 19:32

Hi all, Spent a couple of enjoyable hours in my newly converted shed this afternoon.

Pricked out the cleome seedlings, got about 25, still find it hard not to prick on every single one that germinates. Think I've got 4 viable white snapdragons from my first sowings this year.

Had a rejig of the cold frames and moved some germinated seeds from the kitchen outside into the frames to harden them off. 

Not sown any thing else  lately apart from some more snapdragons. There is a tray indoors which has germinated but they are called unknown. Think they were collected from some garden visit but I have no idea.

Thanks for the infor Gardengirl re the teasels, didn't realise you had to shake the seeds out of them.

Glad that the seeds are up for everyone

Discussions started by hollie hock

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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New garden

Some pictures 
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Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Budelia

quick question 
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Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Website

Site really slow 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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Seedling Id

What is this? 
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