Latest posts by Lilylouise

how many petunia seeds into a cell insert?

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 16:30
Very small seeds can be mixed with a tiny amount of dry silver sand to aid better distribution .
Pam LL x

Tasty and unusual fruit

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 14:29
What is the point of pink blueberries and white strawberries!!!!!!
Pam LL x

My cuttings!

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 12:05
This week I have been working in my greenhouse-picking plants over ,watering well and taking stock of the good and bad!
I have had a few casualties-lost all the brachycombe cuttings and quite a lot of the verbenas which were got at by a bad infestation of aphids A tray of scented Geraniums looks very poorly -my fault for not watering them correctly.
I have 14 out of 24 healthy Perlite Laurentias,only 10 out of 18 trailing Perlite Gerniums and the two pots of Sanvitalia Perlite cuttings look o.k - I will have to pot them on soon. The Leysesteria and Cobaea cuttings didn't survive - worth a try,though.
I have loads of trays of lovely trailing Geraniums,Marguerites,Sanvitalias,scented Geraniums,Helichrysums,Plectranthus,Felicias and Osteospermums to keep me busy potting them on soon so all in all I am very pleased
Pam LL x


Posted: 26/01/2013 at 20:58
You will get so much pleasure from your greenhouse Moonlit Hare -I know I do -)
Pam LL x


Posted: 26/01/2013 at 08:48
MoonlitHare- This is how I grow my Basil's - I sow a few seeds in 3" pots and when they get to 2" - 3" tall pot them as they are into 4" - 5" pots.when these are growing well I pot them on into 6" - 7" pots- they stay in these all summer and provide me with all the leaves I need. I keep them in my greenhouse apart from my African Blue which are perennial and they make wonderful small bushes with gorgeous purple flowers much loved by the bees
Pam LL x

What veggies are you planning on growing 2013?

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 08:39
Last year I was very impressed with mini cucumber La Diva - we grew it up a wigwam along with cucumber Crystal Apple - well worth trying
PamLL x

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 08:32
Good Morning Everyone
I hope you are o.k this morning Jean - it must have been very scary
It is much milder here this morning - snow has just about gone I am going in the greenhouse while Barry and my nephew ( both plumbers) start on the plumbing for the new shower room
Have a good day
Pam LL x

What veggies are you planning on growing 2013?

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 12:59
I loved your story about your nephew Sam
I grow my Peppers in flower buckets and usually get a good crop.I feed them the same as tomatoes.
I wonder which varieties you have been growing? Two varieties that I like to grow are Tasty Red and Tasty Yellow Grill - they are the long Peppers.Jumbo Sweet is also good
Forgive me of I am telling you something you already know but Parsnips etc. will fork if grown in newly manured soil.
Has no-one googled my Peter Peppers yet
Pam LL x


Posted: 25/01/2013 at 12:43
I always leave the sowing of my Basil's until the end of April - they grow better when it is a bit warmer
Pam LL x

Tasty and unusual fruit

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 12:37
I grow a chilli similar to your Huntertony- it is called Friars Hat
Pam LL x

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