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experiences with free offers of plants

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 18:18

I got the 36 perenial order from T&M last year, after I got over the shock of how tiny they were and a lot of growing on, I guess the price was adequate....but don't think I would do the same again. Think I could have got the same results from growing from seed. I also got the snowdrops in the green last year from them as well, didn't think the bulbs looked that great. Looked at the offer this year and now dispatch isn't until Sept, doesn't sound in the green to me.

Is this spring worse than last year's?

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 21:10

Definately worse than last year. Last Winter and Spring were very mild, no wonder my seeds did well. I have done some sowing earlier this year  but won't be doing any more for the next couple of weeks I think, which is very disappointing as then that takes us into April.

grass plant seeds

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 21:04

They are looking good to me Christopher, not ever grown grasses from seed but have seen the blue type in gardens I have visited and always liked them. Were they easy to germinate?

A further question, do grasses attract pollinators or other wildlife?

 

MOB rants

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 20:38

Not a teacher but in my world you can't have a floor outside a pub. A floor is a floor and that is something inside a building.

SEEDS

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 19:32

I'm trying the verbena for the first time this year and so far I've found them a bit a tricky, I've chilled them, not chilled them, put them inside and out but no luck.

Don't let that put you off though, others have had  better success with them than me. If I don't get anything soon, I will start again with some new seeds, they are lovely plants and I want some

I would have a quick look on the commercial sites like suttons or fothergills and see what they advise. Sweet peas I would just sow them into to some good compost. Might be worth sowing them in slightly deeper pots as they do grow deep root systems.

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 19:20

Happened to watch it again this morning, forgot to say that I really enjoyed the couple's garden, looked beautiful, they obviously knew their stuff. I liked their advice on just doing it and taking chances and making mistakes. I related to them as real gardeners.

Glad someone else finds Joe Swift's slot annoying

SNOW!

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 18:52

Not best pleased when the snow arrived here yesterday, thought we would escape it. No gardening done here at all.

Weekend 22 March

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 12:39

thanks bunny, worth a go. Will try and do more cuttings of other things this year

Weekend 22 March

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 11:18

Had a go at taking clemantis cuttings last year and to my surprise they did really well. In the end I over wintered them in a cold frame/sheltered spot and although they are just sticks now I can see the start of the new growth and they have big root systems.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/identification/2711.html

On looking back on the picture in sept I'd forgotten how much growth they had on them.

 

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 22:13

 I'm imagining.................lovely

Discussions started by hollie hock

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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New garden

Some pictures 
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Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Can't see them 
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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Budelia

quick question 
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Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Website

Site really slow 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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Seedling Id

What is this? 
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Plant Id please

Blue/Green leaves and flowers 
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Foxgloves

Anybody got them in flower? 
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