hollie hock

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Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 20:43

Not embrassing at all Andy. Looking good  I'd be tempted to have a go at pricking out the cosmos and plant quite deeply. Not sure about the other, they still look a bit small to me. Hardy annuals like cosmos are germinating outside, so they will fine just get them used to being outside bit by bit.

My first seedlings into pots Echium blue bedder and some corncockles.

Sowed my first seeds only 23 days ago so very pleased. Have held off sowing anymore as the seedhouse is doing it's job and have loads up. The good thing is it's only April so I can still change my mind about that

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 20:15

Good name for it Wintersong. Pricked out some corncockles and some more blue bedder. Having second thoughts about sowing anything else at the moment, I'm already having to shuffle things around a bit.


Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 20:06

I only block the one members posts Tetley. I do this because I don't want to see any more of his stirring. Just like if I met the same in life, I wouldn't really want to spend time with or hear what they have to say.

I was minding my own buisness here until the conversation swerved in another direction. Am I not allowed to mention this?  Why is it ok for others to say the same thing? Granted the link was mean spirited and I apologise for that.

Long threads like this are an ideal opportunity to quote things out of context.I didn't say that I never listen to the news, I didn't say that it was all too sad and cruel for me and I did know that there was going to be a referendum, just not the date

The garden was great if a bit chilly, hoping for better weather tomorrow



Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 14:55

We have all have different opinions on things and see different things in people.That's just mine. I'm going back out in the garden too

Your recent gardening buys.

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 12:22

That does look like a smart piece of kit pansyface

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 12:01

He has then. There's a name for that flame baiting


That's the reason I choose not to see his posts. That's what Verdun does. He causes disharmony


Wild flower patch or weeds

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 11:13

Love annuals that do that aym I have an old packet here so will give them a go

Mouldy compost

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 11:04

This sometimes happen to me. Really annoying, think it's just the soil being just that little bit too wet.  If it's not too bad I scrape it off with my finger but that's probably not the best way Sometimes that works sometimes not.

Wild flower patch or weeds

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:45

Hi Primose, maybe think about getting some that do a good job at self seeding and grow relatively quickly.

Ox eyed daisies and yarrow are doing well for me from last years sowings and division. Agree with nut about the creeping buttercup! I think that might be the only plant that I have used topical weedkiller on.

I'm growing a few corncockles too. So easy to grow and I love the seeds, black, round and chunky Mabe not what have you have in mind but candytuff can self seed quite well. I have loads as of yet, un named seedlings in one of my beds, which I'm hoping will turn out to be this. Insects like it

I grow a mixture of stuff too.

Some pics of a bee chilling on a twig :)

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:06

It might just be coincidence Hefty but I keep seeing ladybirds on my honesty plants. Looks as if they live there

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