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What are you sowing now?

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 19:30

Perfect time to sow biennuals........wallflowers, foxgloves, sweet williams, sweet rocket. I'm thinking great time to sow any perennials as well.

I've found if you collect seeds off the ragged robin once they are ready and sow them straight off the plant they germinate quickly and you can have the 2nd generation in the ground before winter ready for next year

Moon Garden Suggestions....

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 19:16

Hello bought some perennials early this year 10 for £10 and got some lovely campanulas which I thought some were going to be blue but they all turned out to be white.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=313

Been growing some ammi off the swop as well

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=118

White honesty, white campion, white mallow all biennuals which can be sown now for next year.

Thinking further ahead to next spring, there's some lovely white crocus and daffs

 

 

 

How long do Lupins live?

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 22:46

Hi greentooth, tbh I don't know. I have a few lupins one of which is in a heavy damp soil amd so far it comes back every year. When you say you lose them, do they not come up at all? Or is that the fresh leaves get eaten?

Lupins

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 21:00

Lovely colour Janet and the plant looks perfect

I've been growing lupins for a few years now and never seen a lupin aphid

Courgette Flowers

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:50

Courgette Flowers

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:50

Thanks Dove, sometimes the obvious has to be spelt out to me

Courgette Flowers

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:19

Hello, I'm completeley new to any type  of veg growing. I'm only getting my head round that courgette plants have a  flower now hear theirs male and female flowers!

ONe of my courgette has an orange colour flower, I'm assuming thats a male and it has very small courgettes growing. Will a female flower just appear? Will it look prettier? Does the plant need a male and female flowers?

We've just chucked some veg in this year so know nothing about what to expect

 

What to plant in Daffodil bed?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 21:32

Maybe some forget me nots, hardy geraniums  and some other nice ground cover like bugle and londons pride, all will give you some colour around the base of the daff leaves.

 

Thinning seedlings

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 22:46

Lots of healthy plants there Bev.

If it were me I would give the whole lot a good drink and try and gentle pull the roots out of each individual plant. I have found that the wet soil makes it easier to pull them apart. I would say the cornflowers can go straight in but I would be tempted to grow on the nigellas

free plants/bulbs/seeds from mag

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 22:10

I have bought the free Thompson and Morgan perinnals offer in the past, once I got over the shock of how small they were.........they were good plants and some have flowered in their second year, but probably wouldn't buy again because of the postage cost

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