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Perennial wallflower

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 19:44

Got a couple of the bowles mauve type, bought them from a market last year.They have flowered their socks off for about 9 months, grew into lovely shrubs. Not looking so great now. I've got the purple coloured leaves and the buds on mine as well. I've hastily taken some cuttings, if they don't take I will definatley get some more and have a go at taking some cuttings next year


My Posts

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 22:20

Good news, I don't do the email thing so always use this. It's a shame that you can't go back farther than the last 100 posts

primrose attack

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 22:09

My primoses remain in tact and there's a few sparrows, it's the crocus that I find nipped off here

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 21:57

I'm happy that the smell of Spring is the air, the daffs are finally opening and  the grape hyacinths are popping up.

purple loosestrife and ragged robin

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 20:21

Hi Peter, I got a ragged robin plant last year and it seemed to do ok in a heavy clay soil which is in partial shade so doesn't really dry out. I collected the seeds and have some more new plants planted in different parts of  the garden.Not sure how they are going to perform though.

Seed Sowing

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 18:31

Looking good Matt Have reminded me re the nasturtians, got plans to sow some some stuff this weekend

had your final frost yet - taking a gamble?

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 18:13

Don't know anything about seeding a lawn sorry, but do think we are all might get some more frosts this year

Seeds are up

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 21:27

My early sowings seemed on the whole to  have  pulled  though  and some annuals sown outside in the frames have germinated.

Corn cockle seeds off the swop, have germinated and looking very strong


How long before I furtle in my seeds???

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 20:44

arjak, seedling angst Brillilant. When I sow the seeds I do write the date on the label..............but have never thought about writing the expected germaination date on there as well

Red, I don't have a greenhouse, have you thought about using coldframes? Mine are basically sturdy, mini greenhouses.

To water, or not to water

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 20:03

 Hi Loz, I water from the bottom too, I see the compost change colour and then I sow on top of this and gently pat down the seeds so the water is absorbed in the top layer if that makes sense.

Where are you keeping the seed trays?

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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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22
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