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seed packet template

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 21:21

Thanks Welshonion. I know I can get the tiny sealable plastic bags but I thought you were supposed to use paper or card -  in case the seed is not totally dry. I made up the packets this afternoon and and split the aquilegia seed between them - they don't look too bad. Tomorrow I'm going to see if the marigolds are seeding. How can I upload a Publisher / Word file which contains a photo?

seed packet template

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 12:36

I use Publisher regularly and have now used it to modify a template from the internet. I did not want just a box but a seed packet similar to the commercial ones - to give seed to family and friends. I've tried to upload the template but can't get it in a form suitable for uploading. I can change the size of the packet, put the name of the seeds, any growing info and I've put a photo of the plant growing in my garden - so, problem solved. Thanks for the comment.

seed packet template

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 15:52

Hi There,

Does anyone have a template for a small seed packet? I've googled it but can only find templates where the side folds over to form the back - I would prefer one where the bottom folds up to form the back. I have found one of these but it was not possible to change it to my own design.

Any help would be appreciated thanks.


Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 14:46

Lovely garden - you should be justly proud of it.  

which plants would be best?

Posted: 28/07/2012 at 15:57

Hi Chellie.

I have clay soil and have just dodged out between the showers - so pix are not the best but may help.

cematis "Foreever Friends" bought at Chelsea 2010 - I'm still too scared to chop down the stems after flowering. Even though they are semi snapped!

clematis "Niobe" - this year's growth as accidentally chopped it almost to ground level earlier in the year

 crocosmia - they do tend to try and take over.

As you can tell, I'm only a novice gardener but I do try.

clematis cuttings

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 11:40

Thanks Gardening Grandma - I will now have a go at my "Forever Friends" and "Niobe". I will also have a go at my daughter's pale lilac one - such a pretty colour but she doesn't know the name. (it was there when she bought the house)


Posted: 20/07/2012 at 11:08

It means that the plant loses it's leaves in winter. If they keep the leaves they are evergreens.   


Posted: 16/07/2012 at 15:22

Bookertoo, we were there 1975 - 1983 in Kitwe and Kabwe. Struggled to get veg growing but managed to grow mulberry, peach and an avocado seedling. (wonder what it looks like now???)        The ants were a pain though - we had to make sure everything was properly sealed.

bird netting

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 11:58

I bought some butterfly netting from a small garden center in Cheshire - 2m wide and priced at about £1.50 per linear meter. I then threaded some pieces of galvanized wire through the mesh to make something similar to a closh - make the "legs" long enough to push well into the soil. The only problem is, this weather is stopping my Pak Choi from growing.


Posted: 15/07/2012 at 11:43

I usually get some flying ants at this time of year. As Bookertoo says, it may be something to do with mating - it doesn't last long and then they disappear.

Bookertoo - your comments about ants in Zambia brought back many happy memories. Not about ants but about the nine happy years we lived there.

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