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Seeds

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 21:45

I tend to just use multi purpose compost which on the whole does the job really well. Sometimes it can just a little bit too heavy and form a thick crust if it dries out.  Others here use a seed sowing compost or maybe a mix of the two.

I grow a lot of plants from seed but each year different things do better than others. It's a great way of getting a lot of free plants

Vetch

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 21:35

I think the one I have must be the common and annual type, very pretty flowers. So they should in theory flower next year.

That would be great Fishy, thank you and nut I love that our plants get spread around here

If it's dry tomorrow will have a look at them and maybe pot up a few to each pot with a bit of stick to keep them up

 

Night Scented Stock

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:30

I've always had mixed result when sowing either in modules or sown direct. This year I bought some new seeds from seedaholic and they have been great, especially the ones that were direct sown.

I've always used the fothergails, wilkos, johnstone packets but I really noticed a difference with different seeds. I don't know but maybe these ones were fresher?

I hope you give them another go as the scent is amazing, the moths like it too

Vetch

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:16

Yes the seeds look the same. Will plant in a group on their own then I think, thanks

Moonlight runner beans

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:00

that's just not right.

Composters/Composting

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 18:19

I was pleased with the darlek type I had a few years ago, the only negative thing was  I had trouble turning it.

Would like to start composting again, but this time maybe one made out of pallets

BBC -entertainment or education?

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 18:14

Is it a rug making tool of some sort?

I like a bit of radio 4 myself. My TV has decided to limit my available choice to about 5 channels.Don't know why, no itv, channel 4, film 4 etc. I'm starting to see this as a sign just not to bother with it

Vetch

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 18:05

I'm not really sure nut, when I saw it it had purple flowers. I've looked online it looked like the common one I think. Can't really remember any more than that. The seeds were very round, dark and smooth.

Moonlight runner beans

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 18:01

Think my poor harvest is probably due a few factors, although the beans I have had were very tasty and there is some in the freezer. Fingers crossed will get some more.

 

 

 

 

Vetch

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 17:49

I saw this on a roadside earlier this year and very pleased that I have a few germinations from the seeds. I've got in mind some wild flower scruffy corners for next year so thought it would fit in well.

As it's such a spindly plant I don't really know what to do with it. Will the individual plants bush out on their own or is best to plant small clumps of it? It's in long 2inch seed trays at the moment

Any info appreciated

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Honeysuckle

What type, must have scent? 
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Move it now?

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Always exciting 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Jacobs Ladder

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

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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