hollie hock

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Hardy annuals

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 10:33

Hi mark, I've not sown annuals at this time before either, just been out to check on them and the corncockles are growing fast, there's a few roots peeping  through the bottom already and some of cornflowers are just popping through the soil. Even having a go at autumn sown sweetpeas.

Depending on how fast they grow I might have to pot them on before the winter. I'm really pleased to be sowing at this time of year as usually by Jan I'm itching to sow stuff. Sowed some ragged robbin seeds late as well, and they are seem to be doing well, but there will be a lot to pot up. Don't have a greenhouse yet so they will be in my cold frames

I've been growing forget me nots over the last couple of years and everyone was right, I won't have to grow them from seed ever again, they are everywhere! I've been transplanting them all around the garden............free plants


growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 10:10

They look like healthy ones flowers, I love cowslips, managed to grow some from seed this year despite total neglect from me, mine are  now out in the garden and seem to be happier. I have loads of wild primoses here,  they seem to do ok where ever they are and spread like mad.  I have a damp shady bed and they seem to do well there

What new flower seeds are you going to grow in 2014

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 10:03

Haven't really decided yet, already got some hardy annuals on the go. Will probably go for more of what worked for me this year, cleomes, statice, cosmos, some more ruddekeias. Will be having more of ago at propagating plants from roots and cuttings (mind you say that every year). Had good success of taking lupin cuttings and hardy gereniums, and managed to get some bowels mauve cuttings to root


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 21:54

Great fungi pictures Dove, it's been a good year, seen some great tree mushrooms and also a lot of the pixie ones...........think they are called flying garet here.

Enjoyed the dancing.......don't watch a lot of tv but I always feel good watching this



Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:27

Hi lily.......... must go and do something constructive before strictly comes on


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:25

Thanks MrsG  


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 13:48

Dampish day here, probably not going to do too much, been out and peeked at the seedlings and the temporary greenhouse...........cats discovered it last night so have pulled off a bit of the polythene, hopefully they fell in and realised that it's not to be walked on!

hi flowersforbees, we've not met but I have enjoyed reading your thread about growing wildflowers, I love growing stuff from seed and try to grow plants that all have some benefit for insects.

I'm not a regular poster on this thread........... generally can't think quick enough to keep up!

WUM get everwhere, I just ignore them. Looking forward to the dancing tonight

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 12:58

Don't take any notice of the news, haven't watched it for years or read newspapers. If you believed everything they say we would never get out of bed! Seems to me that these day if it snows in Winter it's a headline! I just look out of the window

I don't like the cold at all so not too much of the white stuff for me please

buddleia buzz, when to prune?

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 21:07

That's good news for me Sue....... I was thinking about yours that's very cold!


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 20:04

I'm a bit lost.......... OH is making good progress on the temporary greenhouse, looks  like there goes to me a lot more room for growing and whilst we were out getting the polystyerene, picked up some more crocus, blue pearl, not grown these before but they look a lovely colour and some more grape hyacinths. I love spring bulbs and have been adding them for the last couple of years

Have to say punkdoc you did make me laugh....few beers and then some food

Have a good evening everyone


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