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Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 21:19

Whoa......Wow that all looks great Perki. Your greenhouse is bursting :)

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:54

Beautiful flowers everyone

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:48

Done a little bit this afternoon, the sun came out for a bit I know what you mean about the green stage Vic, same here. I got rid of most of the white honesty in one bed today, mostly over and taking up loads of space

Rediscovered a couple of slightly stunted ruddies in there. Got a few things potted up into bigger pots and a few irises have come up in one of the layered spring bulbs pots

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:22

Here's a catch up of how my mid March sowings are doing 

The last pic is mainly perennials grown last year some split into new plants Ox eyed daisies, achilea, shanta daisies,some hardy geraniums, they have all taken really quickly. There's a few other bits and pieces hanging around in various places too

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 23:11

Ha ha Kitty There was me thinking that you had solved that problem I will look back on their progress to date and how they survived the tower of terror

I don't really do a lot of bedding, Busy. Maybe they would be better in some pots rather than in the ground?

I hope the weather's better tomorrow as I feel I haven't quite sown enough. Nite

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:52

We certainly grow a lot of plants! And you managed to have all of that in your house Kitty!

Never thought of starting cosmos in toilet rolls so thanks for the pics. Great idea, do you trust in one seed per roll or a bit of sprinkling?

I'm long way off from planting out Busy Lizzie. My ruddies only have about 4 leaves. I've grown echium blue bedder for the first time so not sure what to expect with these. They've grown quick and could probably go in the ground and some corncockles too.


Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:30

Great name, had a quick google lovely colour of the leaves.

Wonks I know this as jacobs ladder, I grow the wildflower one. I'll be collecting seeds later this year. If you want any let me know. Really easy and quick to grow, seem to do well anywhere and fully hardy. Oh the bees like them too

A prince earworm might just be taking things a little too far

Last edited: 21 May 2016 19:32:24

Hostafan ....

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:15

I grow mine in those old galvinised pots, they seem to do ok


EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:05

I saw that bit KT53, now that was madness. We are talking of vast amounts of money, really wasteful

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 16:36

Lovely bright colours Vic and the giant red one is a show stopper! Snap Joyce, no roses or anything summery at all and I'm down here.  I think the next burst of colour will be the sweet williams.

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What type, must have scent? 
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Sedum help please

Which spot is best? 
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New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

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Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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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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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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