London (change)
Today 19°C / 12°C
Tomorrow 19°C / 11°C


Latest posts by ladygardener2

Lupin from seeds

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 12:57

Yes Kaz809 you stand a good chance depending where in the world you are. If you're in the UK then you can grow your young plants in a cold frame although I've grown them outside in their pots in a sheltered spot so long as we don't get a very hard winter.

They should grow on for you now, pop them outside somewhere sheltered to get hardened off, there's still a bit of time for them to grow before the winter sets in. They should flower for you next year and you can plant them into their spot in springtime.

By the way, I've grown lupin from seed for manys a year and sometimes they're a success other times the slugs get them. Good luck.

Bee/Butterfly friendly flowers, but space efficient. :)

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 06:59

Coreopsis Early Sunrise is a smashing one and does'nt grow too big or need staking. Mine is'nt floppy either.

You've some great suggestions but I'd reinforce how good Cerinthe is, the bees absolutely adore it and it's a beautiful looking plant. Easy to grow from seed and once you have it you can collect the seeds every year. Mine self seeds and I overwinter them to get early flowers again for next year.


seed sowing for next year

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 05:47

I've sown and had germinated, Calendula, Digitalis a few different types, Honesty,  Hesperis matronalis and some Cornflower.

biennials to plant in situ over the next month?

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 16:22

Don't forget Honesty, it comes in white or a lovely purple, also Hesperis matronalis both great for back of the border. Seeds can be sown anytime now.

Gardener's World TV show

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 17:48

Thanks very much everyone, it has gone onto my wish list.


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 10:30

Well done Fishy65. I would'nt be without Foxgloves in my garden and have over the years grown many different ones. All smashing, once you have them you'll never be without them.

Gardener's World TV show

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 10:12

Still no fact sheets, why not I wonder. Even a proper list of the plants shown would help.

Anyone know the name of the blue Geranium that Carol bought at the Malvern show last week?

Morning Glory

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 08:59

It's not too late to sow them now, they should come on well.

tulip bulbs

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:56

Well done Anthony.

Ask Alan

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 16:13

What would Alan suggest as the best all round flowering blossom spring tree for a small garden.

Discussions started by ladygardener2

Salvia or Nepetia?

Help identify this one please 
Replies: 5    Views: 285
Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 20:02
1 returned