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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:32

First ladybird spotted and heard some woodpeckers.

The first of the primroses that I divided into an inch of the lives when I moved have started to flower


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:23

I would say that it's worth a go sowing the calendula,nigella  and cornflowers. I did an Autumn sowing of calendula  and they did germinate and survived the winter in my coldframes.  I've generally sown seeds indoors and them moved them out. Once they've got their true leaves showing and some good roots, they will need potting on to get the best of them.

I would definatley try and do a staggered seed sowing approach,you will be amazed at how many plants can grow from a packet if the conditions are right!

To feed or not?

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 10:49

I've got 2 cats and there's plenty of birds here. They both have collars with bells on them and they do have the safety catch on them which seem to work as a few times they've come back without collars!

I do keep them at night and let them out again when light in the morning. I think the bells do work re the birds, they still manage to catch mice, rats and the occasional mole!

Music in the Garden

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 10:41

Forgot to say hello lily everythings great in my new place, I love it here!

Music in the Garden

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 10:18

Is it because you lied at 17 Tracey?

Pink Floyd one of my favourite bands, love them but not so keen on the Sid Barrett days. Jo Cocker has a great voice

For those with rain,how about Here comes the rain again, The Eurythmics


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 09:58

None taken Edd

Totally agree that the scrapbook function would be a great way of keeping threads that are of interest to us. I know when I started out all the info on propagation would have been really useful to keep and refer back to.

I also find the copy and paste approach a bit tedious so don't do that anymore. I did suggest this some time ago but don't think it was possible so have given up using  the scrap book all together.



Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 00:10

I think the snapdragons are quite hardy cairnise. I'm further South that you but I've had them survive in coldframes a lot earlier than this

I grew most of my plants that were in my last garden, growing from seed is great!



Posted: 03/03/2014 at 23:33

I've only managed to store the articles on here into my scrapbook. I do know what you mean nut.

In the past I've cut and pasted advice from the threads into either notepad or into a word document and labelled it as such


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 23:28

I too have seed packets secreted in some strange places, I have a main tin (old biscuit) some smaller tins (tobacco)

Recently I've been  tempted back into my old habits........... when I remembered that the ones I collected last Summer, I stored some in brown envelopes that are in some empty cat food boxes

Hesperis Matronalis, Sweet Rocket

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 23:18

I'm a great fan of biennials, you think you wont see them for ages but the time goes so quick and then you have some wonderful plants which you can collect the seed off for more. Some of them can self seed as well so you have the bonus of extra plants


Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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