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Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 23:18

That's what I'm hoping is going to happen here Fishy, I had some in a previous garden and they started to  self seed well and forget me nots which are also on the grow list for later

Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:39

When I was sowing seeds yesterday, I came across a very damp and soggy paper envelope which I stored some honesty seed pods. A lot of them had germinated, had roots, and their seedling leaves. Now potted up to grow on.

Early days for mine, but added candy tuff to my list of this years must have flowers


cottage garden

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:24

Think Gemma has a good point about the self seeding, it can take a while but the results are so natural. I'm just planting up my new flower bed and I'm already thinking about what will self seed and help me fill the space for free next year.

Are  there any plants that are doing well for you and if so maybe do some more these just to fill the space for now


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 18:46

Remember seeing this at the planting stage, looking good. Reminder to me that planting Spring bulbs is so worth it

Expensive perennial plug plants

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 18:39

No not really, too expensive for me. I'd grow from seed

cottage garden

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 18:37

I live a lot further south than you and I'm just seeing some growth on my Ruddies and Echinacea so maybe they are still waiting underneath. Slugs can do a lot of damage to new shoots especially Lupins.


Posted: 31/03/2015 at 22:53

He's done the steps in other gardens that we have had Gardengirl, he says they are quite easy to do. He dug a hole, backfilled through the gaps and then pushed small bits of turf in the gaps. Might put some stain on them.

I'm not that practical either christine, you could have a go though, I'm sure there would be loads of beginners vids on you tube

Plant ID

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 20:20

I can't open your link sorry. I had a few error messages when I tried to post pics, I waited a bit and then the picture uploaded

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 20:16

Been out in the garden again, I f had forgotten how much I love gardening and generally pottering about outside. Finally sowed some seeds, all annuals, Cosmos, Calendula, Clary sage, Statice and some Sweet peas.

Also had another go at some Larkspurs, don't normally have much luck with these. The best I have had in the past is a couple of ropey plants

Dug up and replanted some Echinecias and some grape hyacinths that weren't doing so well in pots. Had a good day


Posted: 31/03/2015 at 20:05

Partner just told me that the bricks that are weighing down the plastic one are out of economy 7 rads. Heated mini greenhouse, genius

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28


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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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

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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