hollie hock

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Seed swap

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 21:40

Hi Joyce M (mannell).

Can I suggest that you list the seeds that you have to swop and those that you are after here?

I've found that this great place to swop seeds and other plants/cuttings that you may be after. It is a busy place, but I'm sure others will respond once they know what you you want to swop.



small bird watch

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 21:06

Last couple of evenings, there's been a blackbird in the same spot,singing his heart out

Seeds are up

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 21:02

Good picture cairnsie, what have you got growing?

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




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.

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