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Jean Genie

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Posted: 13/03/2013 at 09:48

Sorry Glyn and Dove and everyone else - didn't say good morning

Dove, are they fairly easy to germinate? I've never grown coleus before but do agree that there are some lovely colours and patterns.  Well, according to the picture on the seed packet.

Ben, I never have much luck with kettles. Mine always leak after the same sort of time scale. Mind you , we are great tea drinkers in this house - they do tend to take a hammering.

Off to shops now. If you're around, Bjay, I'll see what seed disks H/B have in.

Catch you all later.

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Posted: 13/03/2013 at 08:09

Morning Bunny and Gary  I'm up (just ) , Another cold one and heating woke me up at 4.30. am.

No jock-box, Gary?

No plans for today but think I'll sow some coleus. Got some from Wilkos . Never tried them before so hoping for best. Need to do a little research but think they could possibly make some nice gap filling material.

Hoping someone on here will let me know. I think Pam (LL) has grown them.

Shopping as well today . Hope I can bag some bargains like Liz did.

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Posted: 12/03/2013 at 13:36

They are round circles of paper with the seeds impregnated in them, Bunny. I'd never heard of them either till I saw them in the sale.

I've also got some more - Splendid petunia mix . They were only tiny discs though so I've put 4 in one basket.

Got fleeced for them. They were £1.

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Posted: 12/03/2013 at 13:24

Forgot to mention - There were 2 discs in each packet and I got 2.

So if they turn out ok that'll be 4 baskets for 25p.

Golly gosh - I'm a mathematical genius.

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Posted: 12/03/2013 at 13:17

Caz , I've no idea !  Got the disks last year in a sale for 50p and all the packaging states is Sunset mix and Cool blue mix. Up to now all I've identified is a nasturstium. I'll probably know a little more when the true leaves come through (maybe )

Never tried them before, but for 50p , worth a go.


which creepers for trellis

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 13:11

Good point Steph. I have an arch with 2 trellis panels and all the clematis are group 2 which makes it easy for me when pruning. I've grown a variety of climbers over them during the years but the mainstays over the arch are honeysuckle.

We replaced the trellis panels last month so I've a number of climbers in mind for this year. I have canary creeper, some new clematis and I'm thinking about Chilean glory vine and black-eyed Susan .

I used to grow cobaea from seed every year but it was a waste of time last year due to the lack of sun and the deluges so I'm not bothering this year.

Probally get a good summer this year now.

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Posted: 12/03/2013 at 12:52

 - Gary !

Turned out nice here - brilliant sunshine but still cold . All traces of last night's snow gone.

I had a rampant rabbit once - it went back to the pet shop. Babies everywhere.

Sorry about the veiwing , Geoff. Sure there'll be more.

Those basket seed disks are up .

Good luck with the M.O.T. Becks.


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Posted: 12/03/2013 at 07:50

Morning frozen forkers  it's the same here . We've had a light fall of snow through the night and it looks like someone has sprinkled talcum powder everywhere. Haven't been outside yet but I can imagine what it's like out there.

Gary - I do hope you're right about the weather changing.

Birds galore on the fatballs and the table 's nearly empty again. That will be the first job of the day.

Bunny - surely you are not drinking already ?

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Posted: 11/03/2013 at 21:19

Yes - yellow onsies and jock boxes

Soaps over - footie on.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 19:15

I'm really enjoying this thread. All the pictures are lovely and I'm hoping mine will do well this year - weather permitting.

We have just had some new trellis fitted for my new bumble bee border that is all dug out and ready for planting. It looks a bit baldy at the momemt but I do have some Johnson's Blue hardy geranium in there which I've now split and some clematis on the other side of the trellis. There is also a new water feature getting installed so it all looks a bit of a miss-match at the moment but have started off a lot of seeds and plants to go in.

This was Durandi last year.

 The original border.

The baldy border.

But I've got BIG plans.



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