hollie hock

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Too early to sow?

Posted: 13/01/2018 at 11:24

I'd say too early, especially for the cosmos. I've sowed hardy annuals in Autumn but I suspect the temps and light were better then than now

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 13/01/2018 at 10:48

Thought I'd share my experiment with using a heated propagator for the first time. The first photo is calendula at the back, ruddebekias and goblin gardillias at the front. The tiny ones are snap dragons, I forget how small they start off.

I've also had a couple of heliotrope pop up and some penstemons which I wasn't expected much from.

Some are a bit leggy as expected so will earth up today. Germination was super quick, I sowed them 6 days ago, I can see how useful they will be for cuttings.

Never knew that about snowdrops, I've got one clump up but no sign of them anywhere else

Scabiosa still flowering

Posted: 13/01/2018 at 07:59

There are annual scabiosa and perennial types. All my annual ones are long gone but I have a perennial one with some tatty flowers on it. I've left them just in case an early bee is looking for some food. I'll cut them off near to Spring time

Annuals for small containers

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 09:12

I hope they do well for you, just a couple of flowers of these and your garden will seem heavenly

Annuals for small containers

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 08:50

I'l sow outside, from mid March onwards. The seeds are tiny so it's hard to say how many, due to the nature of the plant I think they are best grown in small clumps. They are prone to dampening off so I try and to be a bit sparing with the seed. Fresh seed always seem to do better for me

Annuals for small containers

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 08:30

Yes I sow a few batches in Spring, early Summer. I do try and remember to deadhead too but the flowers are tiny and if left they tend to go to seed pods quickly

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 08:15

That's a lovely tree Doghouse Riley and you did a good job on prunning it. Checked the propagator and my snap dragons are up so tiny

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 07:56

Happy belated new year to you Biofreak. I came across this site, which I thought interesting. You can put in your location and it tells you all sorts of  things about day length, etc


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Annuals for small containers

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 07:46

CraighB, I love these little flowers. I get the most success from sowing directly into the pots where they will flower. Slugs and snails find the new shoots tasty but once the stems get a bit woody they leave the plants alone.

Japanese money plant

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 11:56

They don't need a lot of a water in the Winter, I water mine maybe every 2 months and always from the bottom. I'd snap the wilted ends off and let it dry out a bit, they are remarkable resilient. Leaf cutting are a great option, they root really easily. Is there a pot with drainage holes inside the large pot, as if not that might be a factor too.

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