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Talkback: How to collect and sow foxglove seed

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 20:26
I don't know if anyone else does this but I cut the flower spikes as above, then I lay them straight onto a seed tray filled with compost, so when the seeds fall out from the seed heads straight into the tray, germinate and then prick out into pots to 'over winter'.
When all done all I have to do is remove the withered stems onto the compost to recycle.

Works every time. Hope this helps others.

Best regards.

Lawn "Patch"

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 19:42

Thanks to all who gave their considered thoughts. Shall 'take on board' and do as advised.

Yes Clarington, I do have a Honda 216 lawnmower with a Roller Drive and hopefully this will aid the lawn's health along with feeding and Jim's advice of lawn dressing at appropriate times.

Many thanks once again and "Good Gardening" to all. Let's hope for a beautiful and bountiful Season whatever the weather.

Kind regards.

Lawn "Patch"

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 10:48

Thanks to Edd & SwissSue for your answers / replies, really appreciate your thoughts.

However, furthering the possibility of previous filling and reseeding leads me to wonder whether there may have been a pond there originally as the defined shape being potentially circular !.

I am unsure of how to overcome the difference in grass type and growing angle, does anyone have any thoughts or past experience.

Again, thanks to above for their responses 

Lawn "Patch"

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 11:40

Hi everyone,

Having recently moved home and into a new garden, I notice in one area of the lawn a large round patch which is different to the rest of the surface grass growing. It almost looks like the grass is growing at a different angle ?? to the rest of the lawn area. Is that possible ?

I am not sure if this has any relevance but there is a border of snowdrops around part of the circumference and the area looks as if in a depression. ( I don't mean that its unhappy !!)

Any help or advice would be truly appreciated. Thanks

Leaving my garden

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 17:17

Thanks Gardengirl for your reply. Maybe later I will contact WW and discuss further.

Good to know there are 'like minded' garden people out there and not far away.

Regards and best wishes to all 

Leaving my garden

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:08

Yes WWonderboy - "Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink".

Fortunately the amount of rain we have experienced hereabouts has not dampened my spirits with the prospect of starting to give this unloved plot of garden a bit of TLC.

Anyone got a spare mop and bucket  

Leaving my garden

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 12:05

Yes & No…. actually moved from Ringwood to Bransgore, which is south of you as the crow flies, if it is fact that actually crows do fly straight ???.

Leaving my garden

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 20:02

I too have just moved home and have pangs of regret at leaving behind 5 years of plant 'friends', silly but true !!. But gave brought some with me to continue the legacy of stability and to start afresh.

Hey ho, every days brings a new challenge and now lets get cracking in the new garden where everywhere looks to be needing some TLC.

Bring on the better weather and Spring 

happy new year to all

Talkback: How to force rhubarb

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 12:13
When do you finish 'forcing' ?. How do you know when to take off the covering ?

Tomato growing tips

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 17:31

Just finished picking to ripen this week two types from the Greenhouses, Gardeners Delight & Moneymaker. Must admit been lucky this year, no blight on indoor crops. Outside plants caught blight later in season, but had done crop rotation, so hopefully may have had some influence. Never known toms to last this late though !!

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