hollie hock

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Seed sowing

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 19:21

I have some perennials in my  wooden cold frame, as nut says they are not getting enough ventilation with the plastic and bubble wrap. I have a plastic one too and found that when I kept my house plants in it, they had a lot of condensation on them.

I'm not watering my seedling very much just enough to stop the soil drying out completly. Unless it's really cold, I would bring them out in the day to air them out a bit.

Last edited: 22 November 2017 19:22:22

Staying safe on the computer

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 18:37

I use another free one, Avast, never had a problem

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 16:13

Popped out to check some late sowings, thrilled to see some Larkspur germinating. I sowed them 10th Oct and thought I was pushing my luck sowing so late, but they are up. Wont' do much now but good to know they will grow fast and strong once the Spring arrives.

Found a clump self seeding in the bed too


Posted: 16/11/2017 at 16:24

One of my past gardens had a really damp boggy patch,shady as well.  I planted a pulmomaria there and it did really well

Self seeding land grab

Posted: 16/11/2017 at 09:53

Honesty self seed a lot here, they can grow quite big but easy to identify if there's too many of them. Once you have forget me nots, they will always grow. I like Jacobs ladder, lovely foilage and the bees like them too, good self seeders

Unseasonal Flowering

Posted: 16/11/2017 at 09:46

I've had snap dragons that have overwintered,even through snow. Raisingirl I think the same

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 08:53

I love seeing people's creative work Pat, I took up drawing a few years ago and it's so relaxing and you get to improve the more you do

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 08:42

I think your water colours are fab Busy Lizzie, I've only had a go once this with this medium and then promptly gave up,so difficult but I do love the subtle shades that can be achieved.

Your envelope design is very pretty Pat, so much inspiration to be found in nature. Wowee Jessum on the cake design, you nailed the stained glass effect, first thing I thought when I saw the Iris one.

That's a lovely crochet rug Lyn, love the design and colours. Did this drawing last weekend, sowed my cosmos in March and they only just started to flower a couple of weeks ago

Wildlife photos

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 08:16

Such sweet photos of the birds feeding from your hand Johnny canoe, it's looks really cold where you are, hope we don't get the same here

Lifting gladioli

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 13:42

Grew these for the first time this year, I'm taking a chance and leaving them in the ground

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