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A REAL SCARE.......a body

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 18:52

spring come to early

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 18:48

Yes the mild weather is confusing - blossom around already. So I come from the southern hemisphere where seasons and planting is quite different. In the years I have been in the UK spring has arrived when it was supposed to 

What happens this year then - will everything just be early? If we have a very cold snap will the daffodils and tulips for eg. have a re start? (thinking this is possibly a stupid question)

when to sow

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 19:12

I have been - touch wood - quite lucky so far. This is one plant I really want to thrive in my garden. I've only ever seen photo graphs as well, its not like I saw the flower in my garden centre and fell in love with it. Anyway I digress

Last year I had ordered some plug plants - the leaves turned black within a few days and the whole lot died. I then ordered seed, and when the packet arrived, I chucked the packet in my ''gardeners junk corner'' and forgot about it. So - sorting out what to plant this year, I sprinkled the whole packet across three tiny pots, thinking that oh whatever, they wont come up anyway. This was the end of April - I think every seed in the pack germinated

The seedlings are looking strong, albeit a bit crowded, because I'm to scared to do anything with them. I have a shady corner in my garden ready for planting out, which gets some morning sun, and is protected from wind. I have dug out the soil, and replaced with a mix of manure and Ericaceous compost.

I hope I post a picture of some blue flowers at some point - its all about positive thinking

 

 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 21:32

Thank you Joybell!! Everyone's garden look so lovely, I'm just excited because its spring and I can be outdoors

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 20:55

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/74181.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 20:54

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/74180.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

What a lovely idea to post pics!

Meconopsis Lingholm (Himalayan Poppies) seed

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 20:12

 Hi - I have bought some seed which arrived today I bought a few live plant plugs from one of the GW offers, the beginning of the year,  but the plants had gone black and died within to weeks, which just made me more determined to grow them

 

So one of my questions would be the same -  Im thinking I can sow the seeds and leave in the cold frame,  how long will it take to flower if the seeds take?

That should be when the seed take - power of positive thinking

Get well soon Nigel

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 21:01

I love the program but it isn't the same without Nigel

Begonia tuber storage

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 20:58

I overwintered Begonias and Dhalia bulbs last year for the first time ever. All I did was made sure that the   tubers were pest free and clean. I then loosely wrapped in newspaper, and put them in an unsealed plastic bag in the pantry. Maybe that wasn't the right thing to do, but beginners luck they came up again this year with beautiful blooms

lupin help

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 20:45

That's useful information thank you so much for raising the Q, as Ive planted Lupin for the first time this year and was wondering the same. Mine have been bugged by powdery mildew (think that's what its called) - will that carry over in the seed by any chance?

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