hollie hock

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Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 19:08

I've sown them both before in seed trays or strips. I'd bury the honesty seeds a bit deeper as they are larger seeds and the plant grows strong roots. I'd would pot on quite quickly once they are up and growing. The roots like a lot of space.

I've sown some myself today. This time I'm sowing one seed into each 2" cell. I'm not covering them and they are outside in one of my open frames.

I had a really good germination rate last year with the lychnis.



From bunk bed to raised bed

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 13:29

Excellent use of left over furniture

Beechgrove has started

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 11:00

Excellent another garden programme Haven't seen this for a while

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 10:59

It's a great feeling Hosta When I moved to my first garden I hadn't grown anything before other than houseplants. It was my partner who really encouraged me to start sowing seeds. I remember him building me my first cold frame and staying it was easy to do. I've never stopped

I must remember to do Autumn sowings too this year


chuck and grow seeds

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 10:43

Foxgloves seeds to do well with the chuck and grow approach

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 10:36

Growing from seed is more enjoyable than just buying plants in for me. I started when I got my first ever garden about 5 years ago and I never tire of it. Although taking cuttings is good too 

I also get so much pleasure when I see the insects feeding on the flowers that I have grown for them. I saw my first bee fly yesterday on a grape hyacyth that I planted in the Autumn

It's taught me to be patient but also to notice how quick the seasons come around.

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 09:36

I Love watch seedling grow, might be the best bit fo gardening for me

Love a bargain

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 08:57

Not ever seen one of them before. I love runners, hope you get a crop

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 08:51

Morning everyone Sorry to hear of those going through difficult times, Dove Wonky & Lyn x

Not much on the agenda today, yesterday was such a beautiful day. Back to grey cloud, but at least it's not raining. Some more sowing and general pottering about I think today.  Have a good day everyone


Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 22:21

Hi Jo, recieved today, thank you. I'm hoping to sow them tomorrow Yours, Lyns & rosemummy's are on their way

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