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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?

Eucalyptus gunnii

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:32

I don't have a big enough yard, else it would def have a gum tree growing in it - I just love the smell of the tree, and the feel of the bark. Make me a bit homesick though

Vygies/Ice Plant

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:29

I have found some Vygie seed online , think its called ice plant in English. Has anyone every tried growing these lovely succulents and if so, what was your experience?

They need dry hot conditions, and I have a perfect spot in the front of our house, so Im hoping that if I create a rockery type of environment with lots of drainage that they should do well


Holding thumbs

Patio Chilli

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 18:29

I bought what was labled a 'Patio Chilli' from my local garden centre this year, and put it on a summer hot window sill in the lounge. It grew beautifully well - first the white flowers, then the little green bumps which turned into the brightest red bush - extremely attractive.

Im not sure though - can one eat these chilli's? Does the plany die off, or should I pick all of the fruit, and overwinter the plant?


 Thank you in advance for any tips


Posted: 22/09/2013 at 14:35

I have ever only found them is one of the most expensive supermarkets, that why I am determined to grow them - and its just not a known veg here. At least I had some this year, so will def make the effort next year.

To help the seeds germinate I cut off coke bottles, and used them to cover the seed until growing and the plants strong. I germinated them indoors, then moved them into a cold frame to harden, before finaly planting out - but still kept the bottles over them   for some time. Im north of Leicester so you should have some luck.



Posted: 15/09/2013 at 20:55

Kathy 2 Im sure the lovey hot summer this year has helped - my two plants have so far  given me 6 beauts, and 2 still on the plant -  for me its well worth it , and I will def try again next year!!!

What part of the UK do you live in, as Im sure the further south you are, the better the chance of a crop.


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 20:25

 Thank you so much - really appreciate your feedback


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