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Seeds are up

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 20:37

Good news bunny

Seeds are up

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 19:13

Sowed some Echinecias weeks ago inside, I thought only 2 had germinated, another 1 popped up today. I find these plants a bit tricky, but will leave alone to see if more will germinate.

Seedlings and 'true leaves'

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 18:29

Was the soil too wet? That's usually the major factor when seedlings collaspe. My first sowings of snapdragons failed completely in Jan due to having no heat and damp soil.

red hot pokers

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 22:27

All my 3 are looking good and seem to be surviving the prolongued cold temps. Leaves are green and healthy, think all 3 are going to flower this year

Making new beds from lawn

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 22:01

Hello Kate,all i can say it that I dug up a lot of the lawn for beds last year and I did very little in improving the soil at that point and my plants did really well.

I wouldn't spray any areas, there maybe some good things growing as well. I do use weedkilller, i tend to paint it on selective invastive  weeds later in the year. I think these chemicals can have a longer term effect in the soil which affect the plants.

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 21:27

A wildlife pond with steel reinforcing re-bar mesh grid doesn't sound or look  very wildlife friendly to me. Leadfarmer you of course must do what is right for you, but I don't think you can call this a wildlife pond.

Gardening in the dark....

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 21:10

Love the question, I've been reading my gardeners world magazine, which is always a pleasure when it drops through my door. I do a bit online window shopping/research about what plants that I'm interested in. I have a little look around charity shops for any books, got the Geoff Hamilton Cottage Garden for £2. Doesn't quite qualify for when its dark but maybe....... seeing as it's too wet and cold to spend time in the garden.  I also enjoy this forum.

Weekend 22 March

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:38

Not much gardening activity will be going on here, it's very cold and very wet. I'm pleased the coldframes had a new thicker plastic sheeting put on, should keep all the seedlings nice and warm.

Given up hope that I will see my crocus flower to their full potential.....always next year


Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:15

I see quite a few on freecycle and local ads that buyer/collector have to  disassemble

sweet pea framework

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:10

Think you can use anything as long as the tendrils have something to cling to as the plant grows, sunshine allowing, it will cling on to itself. I've used hazel branches tied together as a wigwam, wire, trellis and other plants

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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