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Posted: 17/02/2013 at 17:40

Helllo everyone, hope you all have had  a good weekend and seen the sun at some pointGood to be out in the garden for a bit, found some bare roots of plants that I had forgotten about so in they went.

Got rid of loads of junk that's been hanging around, went to a very small carboot sale and came back with a set of 3 cast iron saucepans with lids, 2 balti dishes, a garlic press and a metal 3 tier steamer all for £6. Happy days

Bought my first ever  veg seeds as well.

Enjoy your evenings

What is this?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 19:02

Hi Dove, thanks for the info, that might explain why they were non existant last year. Have been reading others thoughts about nematodes and I am thinking about using them

What is this?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 17:56

Thanks very much. I do remember having some of these in pots before I moved here, and did plant them out. Don't think they did much if anything last year so had forgotten all about them. Will look forward to seeing the flowers, I'm assuming that over time they will spread

What is this?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 17:42

Hello everyone

Been out generally clearing the beds and spotted a couple of these.  .

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18677.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

Not the clearest pictures.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18678.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

The leaves seem to be growing from some sort of crown which is above the soil level. Any ideas? Thanks

Seeds are up

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 16:33

A couple of weeks I think

February in Your Garden

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 12:24

Paul I do the same, had some really good results, just by cutting all the dead leaves off them and give them some tlc

bolting seedlings

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 12:17

I start the vast majority of my seeds in a propagator on my kitchen window sill. I usually move them out to my coldframes and like Lyn says when I pot them on I bury the stems quite deep into the soil. I'm experimenting this year with having a light over them as well.

Thanks for the advice and link re the tinfoil, might give that a go as well

Seeds are up

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 12:04

Hi newbeeflowergirl, I'm growing these for the first time this year. I sowed them indoors in a propagator on my kitchen window sills. So far so good, a lot of them have germinated, will probably move them outside soon into the coldframes. Then as soon as they get their first true leaves I will pot them on, burying the stems quite deep.

I had the seeds given to me I think so wouldn't have thought of growing these before. From what others have said here and the pictures I've seen they look like lovely plants and can grow quite tall. Seem to remember that someone warned me about the prickly stems when they are mature plants

February in Your Garden

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 11:54

Hello, I'm excited about the new growing season too. A lot of the beds have now been cleared of weeds and dead plants, others have been cut back and there are lots of spring bulbs coming up. The beds all of sudden look big and empty,ready for all the new plants

Too early for annual seeds?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 11:40

I've already sowed a few annuals,started them off inside and they are now outside in the cold frames, seem to be doing ok

Discussions started by hollie hock

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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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: 25/08/2015 at 15:35

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

Cuttings

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

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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