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Is it wild phlox?

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 21:10

Robot- forgot to say lovely dog

Is it wild phlox?

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 21:08

Great pictures, great thread- I'm growing sweet rocket from seed for the first time this year. So looking forward to plants next year.

Robot, I've just had a look at the the few remaining seeds that I have got. They are very dark brown in colour, a sort of elongated shape, very small about 1mm-2mm long. The seeds swell a lot before germination

Can't take a picture because of low light levels but from what I can see in you pic and the seeds that I have got, you may be right

Dovefromabove, I sowed my seeds on at the end of March,I have loads of healthy plants about 40, which I have to keep planting on. In my enthusiam I didn't read the "instructions" properly ie sow on the surface- I buried them, but they still came through. I think I got some really good quality seeds- let me know if you want the name of the supplier,


Slug Pellets

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 22:40

 That was annoying,I was trying to say don't judge us that use slug pelletts. I use them occassionally, mainly in my cold frame, but don't feel that I'm am a bird murderer etc.

I was also trying to  say that I don't believe that slugs "deserve a life or a painless death"Anyway you despatch them,be it growing success, beer traps, stamping on them, cutting them in half............the slugs die.

I agree with geoff, lets keep it in perspective

Gobbledy goop

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 22:15

I just answered a thread and I'm very dissappointed that it came out as a load of rubbish, my next post was fine- seems something isn't right on here.

I tried quoted 3 people who had already posted on here- won't be doing that again

Slug Pellets

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 22:10

That is not what I typed

Slug Pellets

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 22:09

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June in Your Garden!

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 17:51

Figrat- what a beautiful garden you have.

Sorry  Rob to hear that you lost that gorgeous Delphinium, fingers crossed it will come back. The weather has been appalling.

Been  to Wilkos- like you picked up loads of bargains- even bought a packet of sunflowers seeds which I don't normally grow but at 13p I couldn't leave them there.

Sweet Pea Queries

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 17:20

Hi David, Thanks for your quick response- that's what I thought sadly.

Very strange though,may be they've been damaged by vine weavils.  They were very useful to provide a bit of a screen and I had planned to grow some of  the annual types with them.These I'm pleased to say are growing well, but no flowers yet.

The other everlasing that I'm growing are going to be used to cover a gap in a hedge, with the annuals growing in between them.

Thanks again


Sweet Pea Queries

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 16:55

Hi David,

I moved here in Dec 2010, this is my first garden. On clearing up during Jan/Feb 2011, found a leggy thing but decieded to leave it as I didn't know what it was. Turned out it was an everlasting Sweetpea and it flowered great last Summer.

When it died back I just cut it off near to ground, thinking that it would come back of it's own accord. I haven't seen anything of it this year.

Does this mean that it's dead? I've been growing some other everlasting from seed, some have been planted out, others are still in their pots.

Any information/advice whould be great. Thanks


Posted: 15/06/2012 at 23:03

Not sure MMP, I was just going on the information that I had read on this site.

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