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Growing plants in winter?

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 12:28

I what you mean Ziggy, I'm itching to get seed sowing again, but as said it's not so much the germination indoors it's the growing on that will be problem at this time of year. I did push my luck last Winter as i started sowing snap dragons in Jan indoors and used the coldframes for growing on but  last Winter was mild here

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 12:21

Becks  Correct........loved this programme

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/16177.jpg?width=396&height=350&mode=max

 

Plants around a pond advice

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 11:55

How about Ajuga/Bugle-? low growing, will spread fairly quickly, lovely flowers in the Spring which insects love and think it will generally grow any where

Gardeners World TV

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 11:48

I too miss GW on Fridays, think I saw that Carol Kliens- Cottage Garden is being repeated at some point this Winter- missed it the first time around

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Posted: 01/12/2012 at 11:45

Not the Banana Bunch but along the right lines- childrens tv show showed in the 70s and also during the early 80s. Quite surreal/psychadelic, no vocals just music Purple hair

Becks- no idea

Crocosmia Lucifer deadheading

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 11:36

I don't have the Lucifer type but the orange ones, I tend not do anything with them, just remove the dead leaves. I'm sure I read that the leaves provide winter protection for insects but I'm sure slugs/snails will be in their as well

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Posted: 01/12/2012 at 11:29

thanks Bjay for the tip- I had really good results from their white cosmos seeds this year. Although I have enough seeds to fill a polytunnel of plants

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Posted: 01/12/2012 at 11:26

geoff- I've always been brought up with animals and the house just felt empty without them. If things were different ie had a large plot of land, money and time I'm sure I would have a managerie. I really would love to have a dog too but I know how much work they are.

Think 70s tv programme

Foxglove seedlings

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 11:19

I've grown a lot from seed this year as well, agree with others that they will need  to be hardened off before they go into the ground and also the advice to plant in groups rather than singular.

Stunning plants, i've got some of the normal pinky ones, white and peach coloured ones, really looking forward to seeing them next year and hopefully they will self seed as well

Wallflowers

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 11:12

Hello, I agree they are too small to go out now, they are hardy so should be fine keeping them in a cold frame and planting out next year.

I love wallflowers and grow mine from seed and had surprising results. I sowed some Cloth of Gold type in February this year for flowers next year,however they grew into very bushy large plants and flowered this year! If you have the time/space I would recommend growing from seed. Very easy to grow and you get loads of plants  for under £2.

I would prick out the growing tips of your plants to encourge side shoots

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Any one planted out their runners?

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Couple of Ids please

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How long to leave bag over them? 
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