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perenial seeds

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 22:28

If you have the space, cold frame or greehouse, you could sow perennials  into pots now. They don't take up much room as they grow slowly and are hardy so easier to over winter.

I don't do any direct sowing because of the weeds. I have a bank that is very weedy and considering whether it would be worth sowing some yellow rattle as I've heard that competes with the grass and I think it would be good for wildlife.

There are also some hardy annuals that you  could sow and over winter as well.

There's some good biennuals that can be started now as well

 

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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 21:54

My plot is on a slope too. It's work in progress and I'm definately a lot more active because of it!

Didn't have the chance to the work the soil  this year so wondering how to add nutrients this year? The landowner who also grows here says the trouble is everything you put on the ground just runs off!!

It's great being able to grow your own food, didn't think I would love it as much.

Zoomer, don't think I can help on the posting pics, I just checked my green tree and all seemed ok. Maybe some one else to could help, I would love to see you pictures

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 21:38

First year of growing in the ground. I've had really good results with beetroot, grown from Aldi's seed. I've got some late sowings on the go so hopefully will have a later crop as well.

Runners grown from seed off a friend were slow to start but are now cropping, peas and mange tout not so good.

I've got 2 types of courgettes, All green bush and Black Beauty, hard to say which ones doing the best at the moment.

Penstemon 'Phoenix Red'

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:30

 Hello again

Your post made me have a go at penstemon cuttings, did some yesterday and was wondering the same thing regarding the bag. Some people use the bags and some don't when they are taking cuttings.The advice I had from here was that you can leave the bags on until the roots show through or you can take them off. I've not ever used a bag before on cuttings, the freezer bags are great though! I have little tents in the green house!

The bag acts as a mini propagator, so you have to be careful to allow the moisture out. My gut feeling is that if they are still looking healthy and haven't wilted they will be fine with the bags off. That's probably what I will do with mine

I did some clemantis montana cuttings in the past and didn't use a bag and out of 6, 3 pulled through, I was pleased with the success rate.

With the amount you put in each pot, I would say it's personal preference. I tend to pot things about gradually into slightly larger pots each time and have been known to put more in a pot to get a bushier plant.

Be good to know how you get on

I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 22:07

That's great nut, I love the sound they make, a summer sound

I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 21:35

I've not been here long, so really pleased to see and hear them. A creature I'd forgotten! Just judging by the amount of fleas on my cats! I think the warm dry weather we've had has been a bit of a boost

I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 21:10

Seen a couple Zoomer in the garden,they really do jump! Don't think I've seem or heard them since I was a child

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 21:00

Sounds like things are going great Zoomer and your plot is really productive already. Your new one sounds fab with all the added extras So much potential, you must be very pleased

Hi Gardengirl, I've got a veg plot for the first time this year and I love it.

I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 20:44

I didn't even see the black bug. It's got a long pair of wings

I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 20:34

That's very pretty Different insect all together, but have seen some grass hoppers this year, the first time in years. Very happy

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