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Hardy annuals

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 09:23

Sowed some hardy annuals in the last couple of days, the corncockles are already up, how big do they grow in the during the winter? They already look big and strong, they are in an open cold frame at the moment. Do I need to still pot them on as they get bigger? I'm assuming that their growth will be slow/stop when we get to Winter?

Also sowed some cornflowers but nothing showing yet

Thanks

 

where are the seeds?

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 21:24

Not done too bad on collecting seeds although it does seem late or that just might be me?  Having a good crop of corncockles, morning glory and cornflowers....... cleomes very hit and miss

Seen a few common carder bees today and an admiral butterfly

 

Wallflowers

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 21:15

Think they would be fine in an unheated greenhouse, I have mine in a cold frame but as soon as they get big enough will be hardening them off

Lupins

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 21:12

I'd imagine that the growth would slow down in the winter months, the ones in the garden are looking very ropey at the monment. It might just be me  but I think they do take a couple of years to really get going.

Grew some from seed last year and they didn't flower this, but did put some on good growth

 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 20:51

The weather has been beautiful this weekend, haven't really done much in the garden this year, but had a very enjoyable weekend pottering. Planted some spring bulbs, dead heading, prunning, seed collecting and sowing...........lovely

Oh has been busy reassembling  a green house frame......no glass but we going to treat it as a mini polytunnel........but squarer

Clematis

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 13:11

great name obelixx the same thing happened to me.........not with a clementis but with an everlasting sweatpea. Cut if right off at the ground one year.......thought I'd killed it. After about 18 months disappearance,up it poppped a few months ago and is really going for it, no flowers but it's very much alive. Amazed that it stayed  alive in the ground with no light

Ash Tree Stump

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 13:02

Brilliantgreen house sounds very exciting

Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 12:59

hi nut, think i saw the false sunflowers, really pleased they gave you a show, the bees and butterflies adore them

Got some toads here but don't see them for ages but once in a while I spot them, saw one in the flower beds a few months ago. There are slow worms here as well, earlier on this year, rescued quite a few.....they were brought home very much alive by the cats. Not seen a hedgehog though, but do have gaps under the fence just in case

Wee Jean fae Aiberdeen

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 10:44

Thanks for the info on this thread, grew some for the first time this year and they took an age to germinate but I have several all still flowering so no seedlings yet that I can see

I'm hoping that that they self seed and survive the winter but might cut down a couple and pot up for  winter in the cold frame.

Laying in the bath plotting...

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 10:37

I love my rudebekias, grew some last year and they survived the winter so added some cappuchino types and some sweet little totos, small and pretty and have been flowering for ages. Lovely flowers for late summer, autumn

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