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Talkback: How to grow lupins

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 17:47

Might also be an issue if you're using an ad blocking software. If I turn mine off I can see the video.

The seeds that I sowed last year and over wintered are doing well, got about 4-5 small plants. No idea what colour they will be as they were a mixed packet of Russells Hybrids. Not sure if they will flower this year, but I'm hopefull given the growth they are showing.

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 21:45

Found a way round the regional variations. 

Enjoyed the programme apart from the bit with Joe Swift. Didn't like his spot last year and this programme just confirms this for me. For me he states the blindling obvious about planting heights of plants in borders and seems to live in a world where money is no object and you can the desired effect immediately. I guess that what's garden designers? get paid for. For me he was a wasted 5-10 mins of valuable gardening programme.

Enjoyed Monty laying his reclaimed brick path,done something similar here.

Good to see GW back on our screens


Seeds are up

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 19:46

Hi Sam, no verbenas sprouting for me, are the successful ones that you have different seeds? Did you chill them at all?

I sowed some Foxgloves alba last year and some peachy type, looking forward to seeing them this year.

I'm going to have another ago at the aubreittas and the white snapdragons over the weekend, as well as the cosmos white.Some of the cleomes that I have pricked out have been eaten in the cold frames

Garden Achievement

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 22:05

I got loads of enjoyment last year from my snapdragons. I was inspired from seeing some some wild types in my mums garden, I bought a packet and grew them from seed and they filled my garden. Some might even make it through to this Summer.

"Actually, I don't do housework, or at least do as little as I can possibly get away with, and that is remarkably little"

'I don't know, you wash the dishes and make the beds and six months later you have to do it all over again!'



Seeds are up

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 21:18

I know what you mean, I've started pricking out but it does a lot of time.

I'm trying to stick to my motto of "don't sow any more until you dealt with the seedlings that you have now"

I haven't sowed the cosmos white yet, they did really well for me last year.

I have some "unknown" that are doing very well, got them from some garden last year but no idea what they will they grow into


Posted: 07/03/2013 at 21:13

Just jump straight in

How tidy is your garden?

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 21:11

I'm generally an untidy, messy person (other people tell me that). I just don't see the mess or worry about it, or I'm lazy so I guess the garden is the same. I'm growing a cottage style garden so I don't mind random planting/growing.

I do agree that gardening shouldn't be something that becomes a chore, that way you stop enjoying it.


Seeds are up

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 20:52

You've got a lot of things growing cairnsie, that will keep you busy.

I've been growing cleomes, angel wings, snapdragons, forget me nots, sweetpeas, ox eye daisies, verbena sparkles, ox eye daisies, echinecias and rudebekias. Might have forgotten some.

Overall I have good germintaion and have started to prick the seeds out. No joy with verbena boneralis and aubreittas but plenty of time to try again.



Online seed suppliers?

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 20:42

I've bought from this site and would probably use them again.


Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 20:31

Hello, yes I planted garlic which have sprouted, planted some shallots and some mangetout which are under cover. Leaving the runner beans for a while yet, they are so expensive in the supermarkets so looking forward to growing my own as I know you great volume from a small number of plants. Potatoes are chitting.

Still very much a beginner, OH knows more about this than me so our small veg patch is very much his domain.

A friend is just about to get an allotment after 3 years of waiting and has kindly offered half the space to us. The only thing is I still want to grow loads of flowers, I think that will change when I'm eating what we sow.

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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In lawns? 
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Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Any one planted out their runners?

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Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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