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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.  .


Not the clearest pictures.


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


Posted: 16/02/2013 at 11:14

Morning all, thanks for your replies. Just been outside to have a closer look at them and do the tug test. No signs of new growth at the bottom yet but . they are well and truly rooted so fingers crossed they will flower properly this year. I will cut them down, one has a lovely seed head on them so will save that

I know what you mean Geoff, not sure which the slugs/snails prefer Echineicias or Lupins. Did have a few planted out last year,but only 3 survived, the others were munched.

Can't really remember how long they took to germinate,maybe about 3 weeks. Started some more off a couple of weeks ago and only one has popped through at the moment.


The Potting Shed.

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 20:11

like the idea of gnomes waiting for the bus

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