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Posted: 18/04/2013 at 20:02

Bit of an after thought, I start pinching out when the seedling starts to look like a bit of a true plant, hope that makes sense

Mine had 4-5 true leaves and were looking very sturdy.


Posted: 18/04/2013 at 19:46

Hi both, I would say pinch out.  Grew them last year and pinched out a few to see what happened and then did the rest. They did grow into bushy plants with multiple stems  They put on a fantastic show and the large bumblies adored them.

I would just do a few at first to see how they get on, if all good you can always do the rest


Seed swap

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 19:16

Thanks to Bev and Sam, seeds have arrived, the ammi have already been sown. Saturday for the rest.


Watering the garden your thoughts...

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 21:51

Q1- Medium

Q2 b but do you use tap water at times so a as well

Q3 a and g

Q4 when there's no water in my water butt

Q5 b and c

Talkback: Creeping buttercup

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 19:39


I still hate creeping buttercup. With the warmer weather and the rain, I'm seeing loads of it emerge once again. I do try digging it out but it has really tough root system so I do resort to painting weedkiller on it.

If it looks like this, I would try and get rid of it as soon as possible




Posted: 17/04/2013 at 19:19

Grew some of the alba and the peach types last year, survived the winter in the ground. Planted them in different spots but mainly stuck to partial shade areas, I have a couple under some beech trees too.

Coming on a treat now, really looking forward to seeing them flower

My Posts

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 21:38

Hope so

worth buying primroses now?

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 19:32

Think thats a good price for them if you don't have any.  I have loads of the native type, they seem to grow like weeds here. Putting on a good show here at the moment. Some really lovely colours happening.

Talkback: Nesting robins

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 22:00

Not of nesting, but last year there were 3 differant robins in the garden

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 21:55

I spent a couple of happy hours seed sowing today

I love grape hyacinths Flo, as I can never remember exactly where they are, so when they come up it's always a surprise.


Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28


Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27


How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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