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Perlite..

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 21:19

As far as know perlite and also vermiculite are sold to add into compost/seed compost to add drainage. I'm not sure of that it's worth spending any money on though.

All I can say is that my seeds do really well without either

August in your garden...

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 20:33

Hi gardenfanatic- the stems are very rough and prickly, but I really don't mind if they are annuals. In fact that's probably better as now I can move things about Lovely plants once they start to flower.

The shady area that I've been thinking of does get some sunshine, I've got a bit of space to fill there. I do like  white in the garden always looks great no matter the weather and sunshine.  Sounds/looks like a lovely plant to have especially as you have propagated it.

 

 

Penstemons

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 19:44

 I have some penstemons that I recieved as tiny plug plants from another T&M offer. They are doing really well but based on the information here I think I will grow them on and overwinter them before I plant them out. Thanks, really useful

newly planted perennial plugs

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 19:21

I have 2 coldframes which were homemade- I wouldn't be without them. I agree with MMP, the amount of plants you are grow in them  is amazing, all of my plants are grown in them. The delphs in the pictures are in one of the frames- just for protection as they were getting a bit eaten by slugs left out.

I share Green Magpies views on planting them out. I think I will probably end up over wintering  the Geums, Lavenders and the one surviving Echnichea as they are still small and not showing any signs of being pot bound yet. The Foxgloves were ready to go in and I think my Delphs will be in the Autumn. 

When you plant them out depends on how the plant is performing, if it has a good established root system  and good growth then I think it's best to get them in the ground.

 

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 18:25

 

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 17:59

Becks- at those sort of prices it's very hard resist. 100 crocus  bulbs for £3!  I walked away from the bulbs after my choices were made...............as I know they will be there for a while

Flo- Danish is all good as far as I'm concerned

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 17:45

I know what you mean Geoff- but there is always the promise of an Indian Summer still to come

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 16:48

Hi Kate- they've just made an appearance at Wilkos & B&M. Got all for them for a £5. I've got a new woodland bit to start planting and these will do very nicely. They've got daff bulbs as well

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 16:33

Geoff - know what you mean about particular authors, I got sick of Lynda Le Plant after a while. I agree re depth, that's the reason why I like their TV programmes.

Flo- sorry to hear about Blue Boy being AWOL.

Been out for a few "bits" came back with 135  cheap spring bulbs first it's seeds then it's bulbs..............

Not keen on RB- never have been. I think he is promoting  the "abstinence treatment model" i.e. stay off the drugs

 

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 13:04

No I haven't but you have certainly given me some. I'm still on Jo Nesbo- loved The Snowman but now reading some of  the earlier ones. Will have a look at the Olsen ones when I'm through with Nesbo.

Loved the Millennium trilogy, the orginal Girl with the dragon tattoo film  dubbed (but very well done) was really good.

There's a film " Let the right one in" which is worth a watch- but not the more recent US remake. The orginal I think is Scandanvian, I have got the book somewhere. I do prefer to read the book then watch the films if I can.

I read a couple of novels by Tim Krabbe- The Vanishing.  Dutch author.Very chilling, short novel you can read in one go. Have also been know to read some Japanese books a novel called "Out" was very good and very shocking

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