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Posted: 12/07/2015 at 11:18

Sorry Verdun, but I don't think what you saying is true, well not for me anyway. Those sown now will grow a lot, either way I've found them to be a lot better than the bare rooted ones that you were advocating.

One of the risk that I have found that sown too early in Spring means that you might have flowers the same year.

Looking forward to seeing the Fire king ones will be planted them in large groups, usually just collect my seeds from the mixed ones. They were one of the first plants I grew from seed when I started gardening, love them



Posted: 12/07/2015 at 09:13

See I would disagree. Sowed some mixed wallflowers a while ago and have just repotted them. There's plenty of time to sow them so that you get a great display for next year. Will be doing some more this week as well. Splashed out on some Fire king ones and some purple variety

In the past I've bought some bare root ones but I've always found that I've got much nicer plants from the ones I've grown myself.


Sweet peas slow to flower

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 20:37

Sowed mine end of March and not even a sign of flowers yet, they look healthy and are getting taller

Hi Everyone!

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 08:16

Hello, how exciting to start off a new garden! Lots of ideas and advice here. Love the name, I used to keep Rainbow fish years ago, they were my favourite

What plant is this

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 18:22

Calendula was my first thought as well

is this a weed?

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 11:02

Hi nut, yes I did, glad you like them. I inherited the plant many house moves ago now, keep bringing chunks of root of with me and keeps it going Mine looks like Gary's photo so will be flowering soon.

Wilting hydrangea

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 09:19

I don't grow hydrangeas. Yours doesn't look well with all plants like this once repotted and watered, stick them somewhere out of direct sun and give them some time, might perk up

Seed swap

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 08:55

Hi Lyn, I'm just starting to collect some seeds.

I will have some ragged robin seeds soon, they are tiny so quantity won't be much. I done this before and they have germinated well. They should be white ones.

Will also be collected some sweet williams as some are starting to go over.

Once I get round to sowing them I will have some wallflower Fire king and another pink type to offer

I'm looking for perennial insect friendly seeds. I've also started to grow houseplants again so any small off shoots of those would be good also.


is this a weed?

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 08:44

Yep I have this, it's an Inula, happily known in this household as false sunflower. Those fluffy bits open up into bright yellow flowers that the bees and butterflies love.

It does spread ( a lot) so you can just hack a bit off the roots to keep it in check

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 22:41

Very pretty flower patch Matty, amazing how quick things grow.

Not really planned but I have a surplus of Rudebekias so I have plonked them all in a raised bed, so will have a cutting bed full of them soon

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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