hollie hock

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Posted: 24/03/2016 at 09:24

Thanks GWRS, it's got my first trays in there now. We've managed to acquire some more pallets, not sure what we are going to do with yet.

No seeds up for me yet Gardengirl, I've found one window sill in the house, so have some penstemons seeds  there. Not grown them from seed before but I really like them. Easy to take cuttings from too

Are These Monarda Seedlings?

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 09:17

The little ones round the edge of the pot look like Monardas. I have some in the ground and left over in pots and they look like that. Grew them from seed last year, great germination and really easy to grow. Looking forward to seeing them flower this year.


Plant Food

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 09:12

I generally don't bother with feeding my plants in the garden but this year I will be treating them to some blood fish and bone sprinkled on the beds.

dry soil due to neighbour's conifers

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 09:59

I have a similar situation to you, there is a fence before the conifers so the soil gets really dried out. I've found that honesty and sweet rocket seem to cope well after a few waters in. Although classed as a biennual the sweet rocket seems to go for ages

Seedlings and propagation

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 19:42

Sounds like you are getting good results aym, I'd love to see a pic. There will always be more bargains

Seedlings and propagation

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 18:18

Sounds like a good shopping trip aym280. So you are getting the seeds to germinate on damp tissue and then potting up?

All mine are being started outside this year although I think I might have identified one window sill that could fit a couple of propagators and it's quite sunny too

raised flower bed

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 11:30

I really enjoyed my annuals last year. It was my first Summer in this garden so I grew some cornflowers, calendulas, candytuff, night scented stock, clary sage and rudebekkias. Atlhough I'm not sure if the ruddies are annuals, mine tend to come back. They really filled the space

I'm trying out larkspur, asters and snapdragons this year.

Seedlings and propagation

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 11:22

I was thinking of the all the junk that comes through the door too. I get plenty of that here.

Seedlings and propagation

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 10:59

That's a groovy little gadget Lyn

Seedlings and propagation

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 10:51

You have been really busy aym280! Your house must be bulging

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Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

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How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Once struck, always struck? 
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Help any ideas? 
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Do they die back? 
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