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Bulbs, seeds wanted

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 16:54

Hi Lucy,

Just a thought, is it on housing association/council land? These organisations have a lot of interest in anything green at the moment, especially if it's tenant led. There's probably some funding available as well.There's other organisations out there that can help you with funding and assistance.

Good luck with your project

Not Flowered

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 16:45

Hello, I bought one of these earlier this year, I managed to split it into 3 separate plants.One of them had a go at flowering, so waiting for next year to get the show

Early sown biennials

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 22:44

All my early sown biennials have been planted and seem to be doing well, especially the wallflowers and sweet rocket.

A lot of the wallflowers have flowered/flowering, got some more on the go for Spring as well as more sweet rocket & foxgloves.

I do wonder whether  those wallflowers that have been sowed and flowered this year, will they flower next year as well?

perennial plug plants

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 22:28

Thanks for the information, the foxgloves are nearly the same size as the ones in the garden that were grown from seed earlier this year.They seem to relatively free from slug/snail damage.

Interesting that you are going to over winter the delphiniums, I was wondering if they would survive. The ones I have had in the garden, didn't stand a chance this year.

If I overwinter them will they keep growing green foilage?  I thought as perennials they would die back in the winter, when the frost arrive, and then come through again & flower the next year. Would they behave that way overwintered  in a cold frame or potting shed?

what to do with unwanted plants

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 22:13

Carboot sale?

New Clematis

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 21:46

Hi Jill,

Have to agree with Bookertoo, I don't use hardly any pest control at all. Very occasionaly I will put the slug pellets down but that's it.  Someone on here said that rust is the price to pay for clean air, so I don't think you will be ever rid of it. My hollyhocks are looking decimated, but there's still a few flowers on them.

If I couldn't put in the ground, I would put the  clemantis in a much larger pot after it has finished flowering

what to do with unwanted plants

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 21:23

fustrated_gardener I share your feeling about not wanting to bin healthy plants. I've given them away at work or do you have a relative that has a suitable empty space? Or failing that some community group that is interested in plants/gardens

You might have to dig the hole &  plant it as well

T&M offer July Lavender

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 21:16

Doctor_63- From mine & others experience except what the offer said and then some

any suggestions

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 21:12

Hello PLP- I'm a fan of clemantis montanas to cover things quickly. It does grow very, very quickly but it has loads of lovely flowers in Spring, needs very little maintenance apart from having to hack it back when it outgrows it welcome. Just give it something to climb on to and you're away.

Great suggestions re your neighbours gardens, I guess it depends how much time you have to spend and what type of plants you want.

The teardrop bed sounds like it has loads of possibilities


Posted: 06/08/2012 at 20:58

mdw84 - Well done you for getting a refund and the plants.

I was very disappointed at the size of the seedlings, don't think they should be called plants. Mine arrived at the end of May and I have been planted them on, and in the whole they are healthy plants.

For me, I think there should have been a clearer description  on what you are going to get, ie 1 cm plugs(just)  It has put me off buying other "free plants" from T &M. I could get similar results from seed. If I ever do buy again at least I know what I'll be getting.

Having said this, I've grown mine on and this is how they look at the moment

 Pavery- just out of interest are the salvias & penstemons of the same size as the perennial offer?

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Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Couple of Ids please

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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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New garden

Some pictures 
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Leaving my garden

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Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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quick question 
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What are these? 
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Site really slow 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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