hollie hock

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Posted: 13/10/2016 at 12:38

I have always struggled to over winter small plants. I've found it is hard to get the watering right. If it were me I'd repot into slightly larger pots, so easier to manage and less likely to over or under water. If you have a cold frame then I would put them in that. They won't need a lot of water but they don't like drying out completley either.

Coldframes in winter

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 12:33

Mine have all got some cover so things wont get wet, I only shut the doors if it's very cold . I use those polysterene fruit trays to put the pots and seedtrays on, thinking it might keep it warmer. I've got Autumn sowings and some cuttings in mine at the moment

new cold frame question

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 07:58

Love to see a pic sanjy. Mine get shut up completely in the Winter, but I can open the doors a little  if the temps get a little warmer. Not got much in mine at the moment, a few seed trays and some penstenmon cuttings. Definitely warmer in the frame, than out

new cold frame question

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:27

If your window opens sanjy, I would say that would be enough ventilation. Mine are vertical coldframes though. Cold frame on wheels, like the design!

Small £1.49 perennials

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:23

In my experience the Lychnis don't do well in pots at all, they like a fairly large root run. They are tough so should be fine and you will get a decent show next year, they bulk up fairly quickly.


Posted: 09/10/2016 at 21:31

Nice stripes on the tables Garden girl, the planters have turned out really good too. Excellent wood store Lead farmer and that must be Alfie :)

Labrador rescues

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 21:21

What a lovely thread and pictures, I'm pleased there's people like you and your wife in the world and all those that give rescue animals their time and love. Alfie looks like he's going to be a great pal 

Are these foxgloves ?

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 09:40

They look like foxgloves to me. I've had lots of little seedlings where mine were.

ID please.

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 09:22

I love these types of surprises

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 09:11

Not much gardening done but my evening primoses,salvia and pink Lychnis coronaria have all germinated and looking healthy. Thank you seed swap   Don't often have seedlings in the frames this time of year.  Late cuttings of penstenmons, seem to have taken too

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