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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

Newbies

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.

http://www.seedaholic.com/

 

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.

Damnation to double flowers

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 20:07

I'm developing a cottage garden so always grow with pollinators in mind, I tend to avoid the double flowers for that reason and don't really like the look of them either. Now I'm trying to plant with an all season interest for bees.

Slughunter, plants that that have done well for me in attracting bees and other insects and don't seem to be slug food are wallflowers, particulary the Bowles Mauve, which grow into lovely shrubs. I've enjoyed many moments enjoying bumblies feeding off snapdragons as well as lupins.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 21:06

Great pictures everyone. Keep looking in my pond and but no toads yet

 

Seed swap

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 20:54

Hi Joyce, I think some internet misunderstandings

It's a busy thread,but a really good one.

 

 

 

 

The Return of Gardeners World-8th March

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 23:28

Radio 4 might be a good alternative Bunny, I find it very peaceful. Maybe sneak on Womens Hour, Desert Island Discs or The Archers when he won't notice

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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Vetch

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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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

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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