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hollie hock

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One for the ladies...

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 20:51

Not directly but did use a lot of essential oils in the past. Lavender was great for getting to sleep, couple of drops on the pillow, out for the count. Lemon grass was another favourite as an air freshener/cleanser. Stopted short of making elderflower wine last year as I'm sure I was going to collect cow parsley..................


Late winter cuttings - what next

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 20:02

Only starting out on the cuttings route myself. Might be that they are waiting for some warmth now there is some more daylight to really get them going. I've got seedlings that are not looking so good but hanging on in there. Are you able to gently have a look at the roots, if they are pot bound that might be the cause of poor health.

Think a lot of the garden centre ones are probably forced in some way which is why they look so good. 15 ones that have survived the winter sounds good to me


Jet Stream finally moving up

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 19:52

Sounds very good to me, please let it stay in the right place so we can have some sun this summer

Seed swap

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 19:45

Hi Bev,

I've got some pansies I've got some Special "early"mixed F1 or Swiss Giants Mixed.

I'd like the Ammi graceland, not heard of them before but they look interesting and I do like white in the garden

Seed swap

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 21:57

Will send them on to you Sam, thanks very much

All you experts I need help - germination techniques

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 21:45

 I'm finding the echinaceas and verbena quite tricky as well. Sowed both earlier in the year, got 3 echinecias up which are now the cold frame. Similar results last year with the echinaceas, but have at least one plant that is coming back through

A lot my scabious too has somehow managed to survive the winter, thinking they might even put on a show this year as well. Lots of green shoots coming up from the bottom of the plant


Seed swap

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 21:21

I'd be intereseted in the Verbena Bonariensis seeds Sam. Black Ball cornflowers sound interesting.

Had a quick rifle and I have some sweet pea seeds, Butterfly Kisses plus a few stragglers of different types/colours left over from last year.

Giant Larkspur "imperial mixed" Some Tanancetum. Verbena "sparkles mixed" and some Stock Virginian.

Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 20:16

I like a bit of Beechgrove. First time it's been on tv here and forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder blackest, I can get the regional versions tucked away in channel 900s, thursday evening is a bet better bet for me than early on Sunday morning. Didn't know that the iplayer isn't availble in Ireland

free seeds

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 19:57

Only just started getting into veg and have noticed that the veg seeds seem to be a lot more expensive than the flowers. Free seeds are great.

I've done the same Lyn, last year I sowed an entire packet of snap dragons, and they all germinated, gave loads away the garden was full of them, a great show. This year I've started to divide my seed trays into 3 and sow a bit more thinly.

Used Compost?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 19:16

I mix it up with new compost to use in pots etc. Might consider throwing it on the beds though now. Is it best to dig it if you want to improve the soil or does it just become incorporated over time?

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Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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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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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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