hollie hock


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seed saving

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 20:14

Hi darren, I've not collected seeds off lupins but I would think that you have to wait until they dry naturally on the plant. Lupins have loads of seeds,  I cut a lot of yesterday so you would only need to keep one drying flower/seed spike to have loads of seeds.

When I've grown them from seed I didn't scar or soak them, not sure how long they keep but I would think you more lilkely to get good results with fresh seeds.  Have tried to take cuttings rather than grow from seed? This is just a thought......I grew some from seed last year and they are still tiny so no flowers will have to wait until next

Early potatoes

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:31

I hope so Sara first year here and really excited

Early potatoes

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:06

My budding courgettes, not eaten them yet  and making my own mint sauce

Red Hot Pokers

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:02

Hi Sara, only been growing them for a year and I've found that here the flower spikes once up have become bare really quickly. Not seen any birds on them though.

Can't see that it will harm the plant if you cut the spent flower shoots off

I HATE CATS!!

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 22:44

Looks like you hate a few things garjobo..........here's a recent thread

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/cats-in-my-flowerbeds/83972.html

 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 22:25

Hi Gardengirl, great news not long planted them out so will look forward to them next year. Saw your ad on gumtree, hope it went well

Bees

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 20:05

Snapdragons here as soon as they flower, I get loads of them

Hello :)

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 20:01

Hello

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 19:56

Hello everyone, unexpected sunny warm day here, spent all day outside planting stuff out, watering and pricking out stuff. Finally the frames are starting to look empty 

The blue tits sound lovely Dove, I do love the birds but not encouraging any as now I have two cats. Sounds like you picked up some bargains Bev rescue plants are brilliant.

What are you sowing now?

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 19:30

Perfect time to sow biennuals........wallflowers, foxgloves, sweet williams, sweet rocket. I'm thinking great time to sow any perennials as well.

I've found if you collect seeds off the ragged robin once they are ready and sow them straight off the plant they germinate quickly and you can have the 2nd generation in the ground before winter ready for next year

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