hollie hock


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Viola and pansy seeds

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 10:26

I have grown these from seed in the past, but sorry really can't remember when I did it. I think they did take a long time to germinate..........seem to remember having winter flowering pansies in summer !! Think I sowed them outside.

If you have some seeds up now I'd try and nuture them along, you never know

Hardy annuals

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 10:20

Thanks nut, makes sense..... similar things happen when I've sowed stuff in doors early, they have the warmth but not enough light.  Will be shifting them outside

Taking the plunge

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 10:13

Forgot to say, planting bulbs in the very cold weather isn't much fun and a lot more hardwork

Taking the plunge

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 10:12

I do know what you mean Matt, I've still got lots of colour. I've been trying to squeeze in some smaller spring bulbs like crocus and grape hycantihs around the base of plants that I know won't be there or in growth next spring. Not so good if you've got bigger bulbs to plant though

Wallflowers

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 10:08

Did pick up some bare root ones here few weeks ago, think I got about 10 largish ones and a few stragglers for about £2.00. I usually have some wallflowers on the go throughtout the year as they are so easy to grow. Think there's some siberian ones followering now been cutting off the flowers and the seeds in the hope they give me some flowers in the spring.

Got a few little seedlings growing, bit late but they might come through

Hardy annuals

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 10:02

Thanks nut, they are in the coldframe at the moment and hadn't thought about them growing too quickly........if it stays dry might move them out of there

The correct compost

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 09:46

I've used normal compost in the past for all my houseplants

Hardy annuals

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 09:44

Hi nut, still at the very ealier stages........was collecting some corncockle seeds and noticed that on one plant, all the seeds had  cracked/germinated in the old flower head so thought I'd chuck them in  soil as they have come that far on their own!!

They've got their first two leaves and they are in smallish cubes aprox 3" x 3" a few to each cube. It's still been  fairly warm here so sounds like I might have to keep an eye on them and only repot if they become pot bound in the next month. I'm thinking that they won't grow that much as we are heading in to winter

newly planted perennial plugs

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 09:36

Cold frames are great Arioch, you can do so much in them. Mine are homemade and not the traditional on the floor types, more like sturdier and stronger mini greenhouses. They have shelves so can accomadate seeds trays as well as young plants and you can use them to harden plants off as well

I would have thought the foxgloves would be fine to go in the ground, I'd probably plant the geums out as well if they've got a good root system. Echinaceas very hit and miss for me.....got one sown from seed earlier this year, still alive so will try and nuture this one for next year

Hardy annuals

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 09:23

Sowed some hardy annuals in the last couple of days, the corncockles are already up, how big do they grow in the during the winter? They already look big and strong, they are in an open cold frame at the moment. Do I need to still pot them on as they get bigger? I'm assuming that their growth will be slow/stop when we get to Winter?

Also sowed some cornflowers but nothing showing yet

Thanks

 

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