hollie hock


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a few pic's

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:03

Wow, looks great!!

miscellaneous plants progress

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:54

I would move them outside, it probably would be wise to harden them off first as Dove suggested just to get them used the outside temps. I find the calendulas tough little plants.

Opening and closing the grow house doors is brilliant as it provides good ventilation and protection. I do leave my little seedlings outside but if it rains heavily I bring them under cover as the rain could do them some damage as they are so small

 

Best butterfly plants

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:21

Verbena B, Scabious and Innulas

Good draining compost

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:19

Good luck with them Alastair, I grew them from seed last year in normal compost. They took an age to germinate after in fridge/out fridge, inside/outside treatment. In the end I just left them outside and finally up they popped!

I have a few still alive in pots from my last place, they are lovely plants and although I found them fidley to grow, they look lovely and the butterflies and insects adore them!

 ps- Didn't realise you can take root cuttings from them

miscellaneous plants progress

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:12

They all look really healthy, the calendula are hardy, all of mine are outside in an open coldframe.

Buying seeds online/eBay

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:54

I've used  seedaholics shop on ebay, really good germination rates

Sweet Pea thread

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:44

I don't think it's too late to sow them, might get around to sowing some more myself

Sprig's Garden

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:37

Looks really good Sprig, all your hard work is certainly paying off, I'm with you on make it up as you go along, I tend to grow and plant stuff that I like and see how they get on

Lily of the Valley

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:33

Think I might leave them be for a while longer and contemplate the same question at a later stage

Planting out Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:18

Hi Fairygirl, it's starting to take shape! We have flowers

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Sweet Rocket

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Move it now?

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What is this going to be?

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