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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

What is wrong with this Rudbeckia plant (see photo)

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:15

I'd repot it and take off the affected leaves when it grows a bit more. Mine are outside in pots

save a bee with some sugar water

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 20:04

Will do this when I see one

Bowles Mauve Cutting

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 20:16

Good luck with them, I've got to do some more as a back up in case the ones I've got don't make it.

Think I heard that it's best if the bag doesn't touch the leaves and mine last year took a while to root.

Bowles Mauve Cutting

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 19:48

I took some last year which on the whole came through. Take a non flowering stem if possible, remove the leaves leaving the top ones. I did the bottom of the stem in rooting hormone, this is optional. Place the stems round the edge of the pot, water. Cover with a clear bag, like the freezer ones and place out of direct sunlight.

Take the bag off in a couple of days and leave alone.

I took some a few weeks ago which are looking ropey as I think they got to much sun on them. When I take the cutting material I place them in one of the freezer bags with a zip top to keep the moisture in.

Always best to take quite a few, so a few failures aren't so dissapointing

Standing Pots in Water in a Tray

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 18:33

I water all my little plants like this, for all the reasons Bob says but also it saves me time as I don't need to do it so often

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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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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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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