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Seeds are up

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 21:25

How's everyones seed sowing going? Overall I'm happy with my results. The aubreitta and the F1 white snap dragons are the only ones that didn't do very well. These were the first ones I sowed and tiny tiny seeds. I think I wet the soil too much, then they were on the windowsill without heat and poor light. Chucked them and will have to start again, no major loss though as I sowed thinly and have plently left.

Sowed a few several types of Rudebekias which on the whole have done well,particulary the Cappacino types which have just been pricked out and put into individual pots in the cold frames, same goes for the mixed forget me nots and cosmos. Lost some of the latter but hey I don't mind.

No luck with germination of the verbena boneralis seeds,despite 2 weeks in the fridge and then another 2 indoors so they have gone outside in the coldframes as well.I'l be patient as I've read that germination can be very erratic.

Latest sowings include cloth of gold wallflowers and some mixed sweet rocket, both show some some signs of germination.

Have to ask Sam- green wizard? Great name what are they?

 

Bargains

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 20:53

Always up for a bargain. How do you swop the Tesco club points for T&M vouchers?

Seed swap

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 20:49

It does look a lovely one Dave. I bought a couple of hardy geraniums last year and they are now starting to grow back again

B&M Bulbs

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 20:26

Hi ShropshireLass, I have a B&M nearby, and bought bulbs in the past. MIxed results I have to say, but at that price it's worth a go

ps I've had good results with bare roots sold there though, particularly the Lupins. Giving the Echniceas and Aqueligias this year

Small Wildlife pond

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 19:27

A small wildlife pond was put in here a couple of years ago, I placed it in exactly the wrong the place, under 2 mature beech trees and the leaves are a bit of menance, I either net it or scoop them out. I'm not too fussy so at times it looks more like a natural ditch. I have seen toads in there, which I'm very pleased about.

Yes a sloping edge or place rocks/stones so that any animals can find their way out. I've got some marginal grass like plants but haven't bothered with any others as the surface area of mine is very small.

It Is Not Spring Yet !!!

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 21:59

Hi bunny, all I know is that I've started seeds off earlier than that what most traditional advice would be for the last 2 years on my kitchen windowsill heated by a rad and have had on the whole great results. Once I think they are strong enough, out they go into my coldframes which are in a sheltered spot. Granted some might be a bit leggy but in my experience that goes when I pot them up as I bury their leggy stems deep.

It does depend on your location and your growing on conditions

It Is Not Spring Yet !!!

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 21:39

Have to say I don't agree that it's too early to start sowing some seeds. There are many that can be started off indoors at this time of year. Others I give them a go and if they don't do well I'll do a later a sowing as well.

Avatars & Profiles

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 20:49

I use smilies only because like others it helps as the written word is open to a lot of mis communication. As for avators & profile information I think it's up to the individual whether they chose to use them or not. It doesn't make any difference to me at all.

 

It Is Not Spring Yet !!!

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 20:39

Beautiful Spring like day here, yes it's only February but for me as the snowdrops are out and the crocus are starting to flower and I've seen the first daffs out. A couple of different types of Clemantis are starting to bud up....... Spring is definately on the way.

 

 

Fork Handles

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 18:14

Caz and Deano I love a bargain and free stuff. I'm a recent convert/addict to Freecycle and Gumtree. Caz, I'd be very happy with your neighbours gift.

Talk of garages reminds me that I have stashed some garden stuff in a friends garage when I moved here 2 years ago. Should really go and have a look........I know there's a water butt and I'm sure there's stuff inside it

Nice pictures Inkadog- is that a wallflower on the left? lovely colour

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