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Posted: 15/06/2012 at 21:23

curlyone, I have to agree with you. I fortunatley recieved my 36 perennials, but was still disappointed about the time it took for them to arrive, 6 weeks from payment. The packaging wasn't that great either, neither the size of the plants.

I thought the same about their snowdrop offer earlier in the year, the bulbs didn't look in great shape. Even the seeds I bought from them took over 2 weeks to arrive.

I have to say I'm not sure I will be ordering from them again, I wasn't that impressed to find out that the plants go via Jersey to avoid the VAT either. Hardly environmentally friendly.

Autumn sown sweet peas

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 19:39

I love sweet peas, did some Autumn sowings last year but at the time I thought they were eating by tiny black flies, I know know they were eaten by slugs

My spring sowings have had the first flowers over the last few days. From reading this thread, I will be doing Autumn & Spring sowings from now on.

I would love to hear any information about how to get loads of long lasting blooms.


Night Scented Stock

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 19:00

Hello, I grow these as I love the smell. I've not used them as a cut flower, as I like them in the garden to enjoy in the evening.

Did have a look at the info from a seed stockist that I use and they said-

"Cut flowers will last 8-10 days in water. Cut when flowers are half open;recut stems under water."


sweet williams

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 22:56

All I can say is that I accquired a bare root cutting last year, stuck it in the ground, this year it's goiing to flower. They are tough plants

Talkback: How to grow lupins

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 23:29

I love lupins, I was lucky enough to have inherited one. I grew one last year (when I didn't know anything about them) and it survived and this year it's rewarded me. The bees absolutley love them, I hear them buzzing around them.

I will definately harvest seeds for next year.

Bit of an a side but the one of them one grew off sets last year which I've planted one ( & given away) so fingers crossed.




Posted: 12/06/2012 at 22:48

Yes I would agree I've seen blackbirds feed their young in my garden. The little ones have a mottled foilage which could be confused with a thrush.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 22:51

Lovely pictures. I love looking at what other people are doing in their gardens. I really like the poppies growing in between the lupins

Clematis from seed?

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 22:11

Thanks obelixx,

Might have a go at this as well

Clematis from seed?

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 22:03

Can't do the underline link that others do but if you copy & paste (or open in a new tab) it works



Clematis from seed?

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 21:56


I've been thinking the same thing. My Clemantis Montana is going over to seed and my thinking is that it must be possible. As surely plants find a way to survive without us? So some of those seeds, given the right conditions must grow into new plants over time.

Having said that, I do think the best way is to take cuttings from existing Clematis plants. I have some brilliant advice on here and am doing my trial of cuttings...... so far none of them have keeled over. I think for some plants cuttings is the way to go.

I'll have a look and try and post a link to the advice I was given.



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