hollie hock

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Germination times

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 22:28

Brilliant, thanks both for the info, will give it a go if the sown ones don't come through.

Buried treasure

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:53

Not long ago found a wheel barrow under a patch of brambles in the alley outside the garden. Perfectly useable and the tyres weren't flat! Been waiting for years to get a free wheel barrow. Not from the garden but very pleased with it

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:37

Lovely pictures everyone, really enjoyed looking at them, thanks for posting. It's a great time of year. Mrs Garden, love the loggy area, very sweet

Germination times

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:27

Didn't know that you can germinate sweetcorn on damp kitchen roll Zoomer, do you find this is quicker than doing it in seed trays? Just sown some this way and they are in the plastic greenhouse

Plant Id Please

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:24

If you manage to grow one of these you will never be with out it, there are loads of viable seeds per plant. I found an old brown envelope with collected seeds in the bottom of some pots a few weeks ago. Loads had germinated without soil!

I've potted them up into medium sized pots and they will be planted out when big enough for flowers next year. I think they have quite large tap roots so I won't leave them to long in the pots. I've seen the purple ones in hedgerows, you can get them in white as well


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 22:45

Cool will give it a go, love making new plants


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 22:19

I've got 2 large clumps in pots both in leaf now, one is slightly ahead of the another. This is my first year in this garden so am trying to propagate as many plants as I can.


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 22:10

Didn't know that you can split them now, thanks guys

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 21:49

I found it really easy to grow CharlieBot, I just sowed the seeds and left it uncovered in my coldframes. Plenty have germinated in about 2 weeks.

I grew some a few years ago and they did well in a sunny spot, tough plants don't think the slugs or snails touched them. Be good to know how the chilling works, Larkspur are lovely plants

Moving Bulbs

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:41

Yes, I moved some grape hycaniths out of pots and into the garden a couple weeks ago. They were just coming into flower at the time.

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