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Posted: 22/03/2013 at 19:36

Not ever grown hostas or ever been a fan of them before but picked up a clump locally off freecycle a few weeks back, one bit has gone into a pot and the other into the ground. The one in the pot is sprouting, I think the lady said that they were varigated leaves and had purple flowers. i'm looking forward to seeing what they look like when they flower

Seed swap

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 17:56

Hiya  Lyn, I'm not done yet either, although I haven't swopped any for a while. I'm also waiting for the weather to warm up to sow some more. I'll probably be having stuff on the go all year and I'm sure I'll have some left over and be on the look out for more

I can't even grow from seed!!!!!!!

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 17:47

good news,growing from seed is great


Posted: 22/03/2013 at 17:45

Hi Spewy, really like the layout. Good advice given about waiting to see what you've got before uprooting everything. I inherited many plants when I first moved here, over time some I've kept and planted around and some have gone

a Fix for the small font in the post editor using stylish

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 17:23

Thanks blackest, I can now see what i'm typing

Talkback: Growing Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 17:12

well done gina, I've trying these for the first time this year as well. So far nothing might give up on this batch soon and try again.

I can't even grow from seed!!!!!!!

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 22:12

Don't give up Bagz. if it were me, I wouldn't use cling film maybe use a propagator that gives a firm base to put the tray in and has a plastic hood. Wilkos do a good set for about £3.

I now always water from the base but only enough till I see the soil getting damp.  Little seeds don't need a lot of water, they don't have big root systems so it's easy for them to get wet and sodden and damp off.


Posted: 21/03/2013 at 21:07

Thanks, I thought it was due to a bit of reshuffle of pcs earlier today. Glad it's not a problem at my end. The font is tiny


Posted: 21/03/2013 at 20:50

My posts isn't working, even to the last 100, just get the tomato page and I am also stuck with this tiny writing


Mmm when I post my message it isn't tiny

Last Year 2012

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 22:27

It was definatley a lot warmer last Winter and Spring than this year. I'm an optimist too, I'm hoping the late start to warmer weather means we will get a good Summer. No logic to that but here's hoping. Dont' know MMP, once we get over this cold weather I would be tempted to sow some hardy annuals

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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