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Posted: 19/06/2015 at 07:37

Were the seeds any good? For some reason they have grown really well for me this year, both seed collected think a couple of years ago and a new packet.

Fox gloves

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 20:48

Nice to see things flower when you've raised them Patsy. Got some in the garden hopefuly they will flower next  year

What have I planted here?

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 20:38

Could it be a verbena?


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:30

I find that if you cut the seed pods off they sometimes keep flowering. The seeds pods should be allowed to dry on the plant, the seeds should look yellow/brown in colour.

You might not get the same colour but you'll have a surprise next year. Wall flowers are really easy to grow from seed and produce great plants

Wallflower Seeds

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:15

The seeds do take a while to grow brown, I've got a cloth of gold that I will collect seeds from but this year I splashed out and bought some Fire king and a pink/purple one.

Like the look of both of varieties, would like a good show next year of them

Wallflower Seeds

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:05

Hi Matt, no don't think so. I've always waited til the pods have dried out and the seeds are yellow/brown.

I've sown a few seeds but still have to get my red and pink ones going, think there's plenty of time

Bowles Mauve Cutting

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:00

If they are still looking perky that's a good sign. You should see some growth but the real sign that they have taken is to see the roots at the bottom of the pot.

I repot them when they are near to filling the pot. Depending how well they grow you might be able to plant them sooner. Just leave them alone and see how they do

Perennial sweet peas

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:27

I would have a go with them now Think I'm going to use mine for some sort of screening next year. The seeds were mixed so not sure if the flowers will be pink or white

Tall Verbena

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:25

I did be tempted to cut them back, they do grow really quickly.You'd have more flowers. If you did cut them, the bits would make good cutting material. Not tried it myself but others have said they've had success with it.

Lovely plants, got a couple here, if the Winters not to harsh they can pull through as well

Perennial sweet peas

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:18

They can take longer to germinate than annual ones. I had a go with some old seed and planted a few in a square pot and left them alone, think I must have been lucky as I have a few that are doing well.

Started mine off 31st March, think it was a couple of months before I saw anything

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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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28


Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27


How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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