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Looking for Something Different

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 10:18

I've grown cleomes for the first time this year, I think I sowed them late spring/early summer,can't really remember now. I found them surprisingly easy to grow and once up they were really strong seedlings/plants. They did really well , watch out for their prickly spines

Looking for Something Different

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 22:56

I've been collecting seed this year, corncockles give a lot of seeds and morning glory plants. Been collecting off echinecias, rudebekkias and cornflowers. Having a go at collecting seeds of cleomes as well. Foxgloves are always good

Problems with Private Messages

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 22:26

Having problems with  seeing my messages, I know that I have got some new ones when I do click on the new messages, it doesn't show them or my latest conversations and the old ones are sort of jumbled up. Sorry for not get back to people

PM

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 22:22

I'm having a problem with this too, it tells me that I have new messages but I can't see them or my recent messages, Will post this on site feedback

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 22:11

Think so, the seed pods were nice and dry and the seeds looked healthy. Good idea about getting the long stem varieties, I do like them as cut flowers and the scent. Just out of interest which type have you sown?

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 21:59

Good news,  the seeds I've sown have been collected off a cupani that didn't really come to much this year....not sure if that's going to make any difference?

Hedgehogs.

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 21:53

So enjoyed watching that, thanks

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 21:47

Hi Matt, think I sowed mine a few weeks ago no sign of them yet, mine are outside as well. I live close to you, be good to see how yours are getting on

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 21:36

Hi Tanty, they are very leggy, probably the result of too much warmth and fading light.

Sweet peas have long long roots so best to plant them in deeper containers. I'm trying my hand at sowing them in the autumn for the first time. I've sown mine in largish  pots and they are in my cold frames at the moment.......no sign yet.

I'm a sucker for giving any seed that's germinated a chance, I would repot them into deep pots and bury their leggy stems as much as you can.......it doesn't matter if you bend the stem to get it in the pot ( just don't snap it). They will do so much better outside.

I have a few home made  coldframes that are like the mini greenhouses but a lot more sturdier, I do all my growing in them.

I do start off seeds indoors on the windowsills but they always need somewhere to grow on. If these ones don't make it, don't give up, like others have said you can try again in the spring

something in the air

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 22:05

I do miss the edit button, never to got to grips with quote option, everytime I used it bar once, it just ended up as nonsense

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22
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