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February in Your Garden

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:39

After a few hours of faffing about with a new phone, finally worked out how to get them onto laptop............not the most straight forward way I'm sure,

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but it worked

 

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 The new addition to the coldframes

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 The beds were cleared recently of all the dead stuff, lots of space to put lovely new plants

Carnation/Pinks

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 15:33

Hi Bunny, I grew some from seeds a couple of years ago, took a while to get going though. Mine look a bit untidy as they are in large pot and whilst I don't mind that effect,I probably wont grow them again from seed. Cuttings would be a quicker option.

Small Wildlife pond

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 14:53

Looking good Erica. I had toads appear in mine no idea where they came from

Lupin Seeds

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 12:21

I like white flowers as well Bunny, so maybe a small purchase might be in order

Lupin Seeds

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 12:18

Thanks Discodave, I'm a huge fan of them as well. I have found that here the slugs/snails seem to go for them when the first smaller leaves are through and then they tend to leave them alone, or it could be that I don't notice as the plants are then bigger so aren't so affected by them. Both the ones in the pictures are now sprouting well and don't appear to have been nibbled..........yet. I have another large pink one in another bed which is still dormant

Lupin Seeds

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 12:07

Thanks Bunny, will have a look

I have seen the dwarf ones about, might try one out but I do like the big specimens, fills a large space. Have you found them to be more slug resistant or do you prefer them just because they are smaller and maybe more compact?

 

 

Lupin Seeds

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 11:43

Will definately give the lupin cuttings a go this year Bunny as well as taking cuttings off the lovely Bowles mauve wallflowers that I got as small cheap plants but have grown into lovely shrubs and still flowering. Although they are growing I think it's too early (even for me) to take cuttings now.

The purple one had some lovely off shoots last year which I gave to a non gardening friend, regret that now as I think she might have killed it.

I'm on the look out for a white variety, did get some tiny ones last year but they soon disappeared and i'm not hopefull they will come back this year.

I do like them flowering rose and so do the bees, glad yours are doing well and the slugs haven't found them.

Clicked on your link Gardengirl, they look stunning

Lupin Seeds

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 22:59

Not done either Bunny, one of the jobs that I was going to try last year but not got round to it. Is it really that easy?

Hi Gardengirl, no, they were very small plants the first year, had to protect them from slugs, no flowers but grew brilliantly last year. The pic was taken in June 2012. The roots I bought were labelled "tutti frutti" but pink is what they grew into. I guess poundland and the 99p store would sell similar roots.

Already growing this year so should get another good show

Dwarf buddleia blue chip

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 22:31

I have a couple of small buddleias that were given to me last year. I planted out last Autumn and they are already starting to grow, because they are so small I probably wont wont prune them this year, looking forward to seeing the butterflies on them.

Lupin Seeds

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 22:28

Hi Gardengirl and Bunny, I sowed some seeds last year of the mixed variety and the pink in the front of the pic was a 99p root from B&M. Not tried taking cuttings as yet but might be worth a go. Will be splitting the purple one this year to see if helps the original plant to regenerate as well as getting an extra one for free.

Discussions started by hollie hock

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: 19/04/2015 at 10:49

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

Cuttings

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

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09

Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34
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