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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.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 14:17

Did anyone receive seeds from me this week?

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 12:03

Sorry folks my seeds are all either sent out or given to my daughters friend who is just starting out.

I'll no doubt have more at the end of the season.

When Should I be planting my seeds?

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 13:09

LucyL I'm not sure if you've planted your garlic yet or not but I'd go ahead with it if I were you. The cold, they say, actually helps the garlic clove split which is what you want so the next day you can dig the ground I'd get that going.

Good idea bout the hedge of Raspberries for the wildlife.

When Should I be planting my seeds?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 15:09

No question is stupid or simple LucyL we all had to start somewhere. You will find that most seeds have suggested growing times on the pk. Living where you are in Scotland, I'd be unlikely to sow at the start of these months as it would'nt be warm enough outside, even with your cover, to plant them out.

I'd not even bother with the plastic over your growbed just yet, leave it until end of Feb or March even but someone else may say something different.

On a brighter note, Garlic can be planted now, I plant mine out in December. Is it Garlic Bulbs you have, which you would split into cloves and plant them?

1st and 2nd Early Potatoes grow well in containers, which kind do you have? I chit my earlies on a bright cool place and plant them out into prepared beds or containers toward the end of march. A spare room window might do for yours. Chitting later or main crop potatoes I've read, makes no difference to growth or cropping.

Any other questions just ask, there's a wealth of experience here.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 07:18

I've sown some of the Sweet Rocket that Victoria sent already. I can keep them under cover and frost free and will keep my fingers crossed.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 10:40

Many thanks to Victoria Sponge for my seeds. They arrived just now in the post. You've been very generous and I'll let you know how I get on.

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