hollie hock

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Cheap seeds

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 20:27

I know, what a bargain I got loads. There were some that I wouldn't have thought of growing,  but you can't leave them there at that price. There's some great offers around, don't think I will need to buy any for next year.

But then again........ I love buying seeds and you can never have enough


Picket fence using pallet tops

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 12:05

Pallets make great fencing. The 50 foot fence that I have is made entirely of pallets, slats separated, denailed, renailed into place and painted.

Didn't cost anything..........just a bag of nails, some paint and an eagle eye! And some hard work

Free pallets are every where, just got to go and get them


Posted: 14/07/2012 at 11:53

I use Firefox, but wouldn't be without Ad muncher- brilliant software, no annoying adverts of any kind. Even blocks adverts  when watching tv online


Posted: 03/07/2012 at 21:03

Thanks for your reply

Lupins from seed

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 20:33

Hi Caroline,

Planted some mixed  lupin seeds a few weeks ago and they are doing really well.Their true leaves have already grown.They look already like tiny lupins

They were sown in individual pots outside and left in coldframe, only to protect them from the rain. I'll be collecting seed off the plants as soon as they ripen.

 Think this is the time to sow them

Salvia Sclarea

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 19:39

lovetogarden- This certainly,caught my eye.

Sounds and looks like my kind of plant. 

Thanks for sharing

PS- Is that cosmos or larkspur growing to the left in the first picture?




Posted: 30/06/2012 at 21:13

The tallest blooms of some of my larkspur are starting to go to seed, with a few flowers on top of the largest stem.

I am in mind to cut them off. Would this prolong the flowering ?  The plants are quite bushy and the  shorter stems are still in bloom.

They are flowering beautifully and it's the first time I've grown them from seed so looking for a way to prolong the flowers if possible.

Thanks for any advice

gws thompson morgan offers

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 10:48


You won't get a response from T & M on here re the perennials offer I'm afraid.

There is a thread on the plants forum- which does give T & M reply about the late dispatch of these plants.


Posted: 30/06/2012 at 09:48

Thanks for the pic gardeningfantic- really sweet

Lavender from seed help!

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 09:36

Hello,  I'm growing a fair bit from seed but not grown lavender.

Yes they do need to be potted up into bigger pots.

It is advisable put one in each new pot so they have room to develop and then you get more individual plants. Sometimes in the case of wallflowers I do put an extra one in. Depends on how much space I have.

I don't know that much about lavender but my feeling is that they would probably be too small to go out yet and with the current weather.

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