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Lupin Seeds

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 22:59

Not done either Bunny, one of the jobs that I was going to try last year but not got round to it. Is it really that easy?

Hi Gardengirl, no, they were very small plants the first year, had to protect them from slugs, no flowers but grew brilliantly last year. The pic was taken in June 2012. The roots I bought were labelled "tutti frutti" but pink is what they grew into. I guess poundland and the 99p store would sell similar roots.

Already growing this year so should get another good show

Dwarf buddleia blue chip

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 22:31

I have a couple of small buddleias that were given to me last year. I planted out last Autumn and they are already starting to grow, because they are so small I probably wont wont prune them this year, looking forward to seeing the butterflies on them.

Lupin Seeds

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 22:28

Hi Gardengirl and Bunny, I sowed some seeds last year of the mixed variety and the pink in the front of the pic was a 99p root from B&M. Not tried taking cuttings as yet but might be worth a go. Will be splitting the purple one this year to see if helps the original plant to regenerate as well as getting an extra one for free.

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 22:16

I started mine like you in my kitchen windowsill, I then moved them outside into my coldframes which are a sturdier version of your plastic grow house, just to harden them off a bit. I then pricked them out into individual pots and these are still outside. I grew the purity type last year and they turned out to be great plants, would have  been even better if we had some sun last year.

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 22:06

I don't think so John, I've done the same, my seedlings are out in the cold frames. Some of them have already been pricked out into individual pots to grow on.

Seeds are up

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 22:03

I think I would leave the cleome seeds for a while yet before giving up hope. I've not grown them before but most advice is the majority of seeds can take between 7- 21 days to geminate.

I sowed some Lupin seeds last year as well Dave, I've got a couple of plants that are sprouting some green leaves so hopefully they will grow into plants this year, not sure about them flowering them this year though.

Hi Sam, started off some more wallflowers last weekend as well as some sweet rocket, all have geminated well, I did put some of  the rudebekias out in the cold frame a couple of days ago but they didn't do well with the cold temps so I've had to move them back indoors. They have bounced back so will wait for a bit before trying them outdoors again.

Echinecias

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 21:24

Sounds good Jayne, I'm looking forward to seeing them this year.They nearly flowered last year, but the summer was rubbish.

Hi Sam, I use all types of containers  to grow stuff in, takeaway trays, marg pots etc cheaper than buying the pots and seeds and plants don't care what they are growing in

 

Nematodes...every slugs enemy:)

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 21:08

Thanks Lyn, Do you use them? I have been put off using them in the past due to the expense, and also a bit a wary of putting stuff into the ground. I try where ever possible not to use any chemical controls. From what I've read on here, this seems to be a non chemical way of dealing with the slugs and snails

Trellis

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 20:56

Hello nicola, I have a clemantis montana which is definatley a mile a minute plant. I've been training it to grow along my fence. I always prefer natural materials so would always use wood.

I think that bought trellis are extremely expensive for what they are, after all once the plant is established, you wont even see it and the plant wont mind what it's growing on. Have you thought about putting something on the fence to act as some sort of support? Maybe some sort of string/twine(although this will rot down in time) or wire?

I used some long hazel sticks, placed horizontly and screwed into the fence with 6" screws to give the front runners of the clemantis something to hold on to. Once they grab onto it the others generally grow on each other.

 

Euphorbia pruning

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 19:55

I inhertied some type of euphorbia when I moved here, it spreads like mad and for me I am completley underwhelmed by the "flowers" that they have. It's called bug eyes here. I pull up as many of the younger plants every year. I leave some as although I don't like the plant, their leaves do fill a space in the woodland area that I have.

Might just do some early prunning in the hope that I kill some of them off.

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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