hollie hock


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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.

Nematodes...every slugs enemy:)

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 19:44

Thanks for the info. Too pricey for me to do the whole garden but I still might use them on one bed which causes me the most trouble.

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 19:36

Like you I didn't think I had mine but they were in amongst the junk

clay soil so little choice of plants

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 19:35

I have similar soil and generally find that most of my plants grow really well in it. I have several plants that obelixx mentioned and so far so good. I bought some small perennial geraniums last year very cheaply and they did ok, but already they are showing new growth so I think they will do better this year. I think plants are extremely adaptable so can do well in soil/areas that might not be the so called perfect conditions for them.

Ps forget to say that Lupins do well for me as well

Nematodes...every slugs enemy:)

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 19:14

Like you after the on slaught on my plants/seedlings last year I'm thinking of using these this year. Was a bit unsure about them, but have been reading peoples advice/information on here. How expensive are they?

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