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Echinecias

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 21:45

Hiya Sam, If we had a better Summer last year I'm sure they would have flowered. I think I sowed them later in the season outside in the coldframes. I think they did take a while to germinate, they were in takeaway trays

This year, I've sowed them indoors so far I have a couple up

Favourite Gardening Books

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 19:56

I'm also a fan of Dr Hessayon Expert series

Planting seeds in the greenhouse

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 22:34

Hi maggie, I had a good show  of early seed sowing last year, but I'm a flower grower rather than veg.

Talkback: Blind daffodils

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 21:39

I had loads of blind daffs last year, I put it down to the weather the year before. I left them in  situ and fingers crossed this will be a better year for them

using bulbs as annuals in shade

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 21:26

Not really sure Rick, are you talking about Spring bulbs or Summer ones?

Seeds are up

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 21:21

I bought my first aubreittas as plants from my local market for 75p last year and the stall holders did say that they are difficult to grow from seed, I don't know. Think I will give them another try but probably wont spend too much time and effort on them given the price you can get small plants for.

Bad luck with the coldframe, if the roots are good I would think they would have a good chance of surviving. My white lobelia are still alive and growing, forming a mat of green. This is what they looked like this time last year and they made it through.

Not ever grown penstemon form seed, got some tiny tiny plantlets from a T&M offer last year that I grew on and planted out last Summer. They have survived the winter so should flower this year

Planting seeds in the greenhouse

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 21:08

Hi LorraineP, I do think when it comes to sowing seeds it does depend on what your location is and what your growing on conditions are like. I live in a fairly Southern part of the country. I don't have a green house but have an ever increasing amount of coldframes. Like you I've already sown Lobelia & Cosmos and they are now outside and some of the Cosmos has been pricked out and potted on already. If it were me seeing as you have already sown them I wouldn't give up on them. If they do fail in your passage way, you can always sow some more.

There are some eager, ever optimistic, impatient seed sowers on here.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/seeds-are-up/70240.html

 

 

Help - Total Beginner

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 20:53

Hi Tim, Good luck with your new allotment and your gardening journey. Like others have said once started it's very addictive and I believe you never stop learning.

Ask loads of questions as well as getting some books and research on the internet. There are loads of good people on here with some really good advice.

I'm only starting out on the veg this year with my tiny plot, but for cut flowers your are really spoilt for choice. Rudebekias, Cosmos particulary the white Purity type (free seeds with this months GW), sweet peas, snap dragons, Calendulas, the list goes on.

Seeds are up

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 20:28

Did you grow the Aubritas from seed cairnsie? This my first year trying them out, will resow some this weekend. Once again surprised that the Lobeilia seem to be holding their own in the cold frames. I've overwintered plants for the first time this winter, (by accident rather than planned) Larkspurs and they seem fine, some have even got a few buds on them. When it's time for them to go in the ground, I'll cut them back so hopefully I will get bushier plants.

I sowed some foxgloves Alba last year Sam, so really looking forward to seeing them bloom, no doubt  I'll sow some more as well as the peachy/apricot types.

February in Your Garden

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 21:29

I do know what you mean Dave about the hellebores, although I was taken with Bev's dark purple one. Didn't realise that you can grow them in the pots.

Lovely Lizzie, I have some snowdrops but not the lovely clumps that you have.........but in time

Discussions started by hollie hock

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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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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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 10:56

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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