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Talkback: How to sow seeds indoors

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:05

I've done the foil thing myself and I think it works. Interesting that the video is 11 years old, just shows you that good advice lasts.

leaf mould

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 09:59

You're lucky to have a clean source, leaf mould is wonderful although as Buttercupdays says,  a lot of leaves make such a little bit of useable organic material at the end. I have some at my allotment and will be using it on my potted Hydrangeas and the Acer.

Bee Friendly Garden 2015 - Ready, Set, Go!

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 18:46

Tanglefoot Twitch, the pollinators will indeed love your Vipers Bugloss I've grown it for them and they were on it all the time.

Easy to grow/maintain purple and pink flowers

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 20:44

There are smallish growing Buddlia now, I've had one for about 5 or 6 years Buddlia Buzz a well known dwarf variety and grew it successfully in a large container. They're easy to grow, look beautiful and don't need a lot of work. Just take the flowers off as they go over and cut right back to about 30cm in late winter to control the height and spread.

plants for hanging baskets & containers

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 08:24

You could'nt go wrong with some Cosmos seeds. There are varieties that only grow to 60cm or so and others over 100cm, you could have them at your allotment as well as the bees just love the single varieties. The foliage is beautiful and they're great for cutting too, they're easy to grow from seed and you can start them off end of feb/into march. You and your OH won't be disappointed.

Clematis when to prune?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 07:13

I've lifted and replanted Clematis after they've been in the ground for almost a year without harming them at all. I'm inclined to say lift them now and plant them deeper you'll not be sorry.

Cosmos. Fallen for a double cranberries but .......

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 07:09

I don't blame you wanting Cranberries, it's a beauty. It's described as being 60 - 80cm. I've seen that it's available in a good many compaines, selling around £2.50 for 30seeds.

The Sonata series seems to keep to around 60cm or so and are widely available but not doubles. Double Click is smashing, I grew it last year but it reached about 90cm or so for me.

What flowers in February?

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 14:17

Sorry for your loss Pauline 7.

Sarcocca needs only a light clip to shape after flowering and a couple of feeds during the year to produce the most wonderful scent. Today I was sitting outside in a little bit of sunshine and the scent was great. What a lovely way to remember your Mum. I always think of hope when I see Snowdrops. No matter how bad the winter, up they come so delicate but so strong.

Hanging baskets

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 14:11

I'd also either change the whole of the compost they're in or add in some food as they won't be getting anything from it at this stage and will need nourishment of some sort.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 08:51

Glad you got them ok Kim.

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What did Monty buy.

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Salvia or Nepetia?

Help identify this one please 
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