hollie hock


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runners in polystyrene

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 09:23

Hanging off sowing runners until a lot later this year. Bought some early sown plants last year, no good

Anyone else strapped for space?

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 09:46

Yes as much I don't like to admit it, there's not much to be gained by early sowing. OH is planning a tidy up today of the garden, he's got plans for a new improved coldframe system

Seed tray outside

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 09:25

Healthy looking plants there flowers, like your milk cartons. I have a few mini coldframes/mini greenhouses, it's amazing how many plants you can grow in them

Anyone else strapped for space?

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 09:22

Thanks Hosta, I keep repeating that to myself. I used to start really early but I just don't have the right windowsills here. Will hang on a bit longer

Which plants would you want for free?

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 09:19

I sell or give away my surplus. Cosmos, sweet williams, sweet rockets, honesty, accheila have all been popular. I sell face to face so don't have the postage/packaging to think about.

Good luck with it, you can get so many plants from seeds and the enjoyment of raising them

Anyone else strapped for space?

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 09:15

NIce stacking. I haven't sown anything yet, I'm feeling as if I'm late, might start soon

Seeds in the house

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 10:28

Can you or someone you know knock up a coldframe/ small greenhouse type structure? A few bits of pallett and some thick plastic. I can't see a problem  with getting them to germinate. It's what to do with them after that, that you might run into problems with light, space and temps.

Those plants would do best out side once they are big enough, even a one of those cheap plastic greenhouses would be ok, just make sure it's weighted down.

My partner makes my frames for me, I'm still amazed at how many plants I can get out of them. Seed sowing is great, have fun

 

Windowsill propagator

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 10:14

I've always used the cheap unheated wilkos ones never tried with bottom heat

Can I move plants this weekend

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 10:10

It's so mild here, only had a couple of frosts so I think it would be fine to have a reshuffle of things here. It does depend on where you are

Fucshia Plant

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 10:07

I always forget when to cut them back, some fuchsias aren't hardy. I wait until I see some green shoots then I give them a trim back

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