hollie hock

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When/where to sow

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 11:17

Although it's tempting I'd leave off sowing at this time of year particulary if you are thinking of starting things off indoors. There's not enough light and yes one packet of seeds can produce a lot of plants!

I would imagine those packets that say sow now or in Jan mean indoor sowing or heated greenhouse. A few years ago I had great success with snapdragons sown in Jan/Feb started indoors and then moved out side. I think the secret of their success was that the winter that year was so mild with plenty of sunshine.

I have a few coldframes or sturdy plastic greenhouses which are great for protecting small plants against the worst of the weather.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 10:38

Enjoyed the show last night, great dances. Think Katie should be the one to go tonight

A special visitor

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 19:35

Never seen one of these before, gosh it really stands out

Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 16:12

Sedum Autumn joy

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 16:11

I hoping to offer the same hospitality next year  Jo

Sedum Autumn joy

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 15:30

Cheers Fairy, the ground is pretty good here. It's been a while since I've had one. If I remember they can be quite tall but prone to floppiness It's still so mild that I have plenty of things that could do with planting out, even my cuttings are still growing. They should be good plants next year

Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 15:25

We will pick it up when the wind stops So far so good with the greenhouses.

Fairy and Jo never heard of sniffing the string


Sedum Autumn joy

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 15:21

I've got a very small sedum, thanks to nut It's got a few small rosettes and looking healthy. Looking forward to seeing it next year and really good news that it's still flowering for you. Perfect.

Mines still in a pot but if we ever get a dry sunny day will have to decide where it's going to live

Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 12:21

It was on it's way earlier on and my ever calm OH said it can be fixed so not going to worry about it Just makes the garden look more untidy than it normal does

Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 11:50

It's gone a bit too far for that Topbird. In fairness OH quickly erected this in the Summer to block out a neighbours over imposing summer house

 I've got some plastic coldframes and green house which I'm a bit worried about as well

It takes me ages to decide where to plant things and I always squeeze things into a space that I know deep down might be too small

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