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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


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 20:54


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?

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

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