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Seed swap

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 10:13

Hi Sam

Hope your feeling better, sorry we started without you but great idea.

I lots of seeds from a wildflower garden I sowed last year, I originally bought the seeds for bees and butterflies and for birds and insects.  I have some research to do to see exactly what the flowers are but happy to send some.

It was an easy job and a beautiful result with very little effort and I now have a bee's nest (not sure what type of bees but they go into a small holes at the side of the greenhouse).

I am just trying to get hold of a book recommended by Nutcutlet to identify the flowers but I took lots of photo's so I will see if I can post some later

And thanks Gardengirl thats great .


christmas tree

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 17:06

Rain - that is a lovely christmas tree

Seed swap

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 17:02

Hi Gardengirl

I posted your seeds today as well hopefully you'll get them soon (2nd class also).

Thanks for seed swaping

Lyn - really interested in the bare roots by post, how do you do it? I've had bare root hedge plants delivered from the nurseries and they're just wrapped in a plastic bag, does this work for other plants too?

Overwintering Strawberry Tree

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 16:56

Thanks Dovefromabove, its been a lovely day here if cold so my new little tree is now nestled in its fleece in the greenhouse, I think the coutdown now is 11 weeks to spring

Overwintering Strawberry Tree

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 12:38

Hello everyone, I am hoping you can give me some advice.

I recently bought a Strawberry Tree to plant in the bottom of our garden as we have an area where we get no privacy from a new, onlooking housing estate and a private road at the bottom of garden which people use as a footpath. Whilst I realise it will take some time to grow it will be perfectly placed next to our new Blue Spruce christmas tree and with it being evergreen with autumn flowers and fruit I thought it would be perfect.

I have been doing some research and have read that existing tree's should be covered in their early years to prevent frost damage, I have also read about 'frost pockets' at the bottoms of sloping gardens  which has left me wondering what to do for the best.

I have an unheated greenhouse would it be better to pot my little tree up and fleece it in the greenhouse overwinter for this year and look at planting it out in spring or get it in the ground before the hard frosts and then fleece it?

Any advice would be a great help


Seed swap

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 12:35

Hi Gardengirl

Oh yes please, I'd love some honesty seeds the pods are lovely.

I was also reading your tyre thread and have mounds of campanula both purple and white, not sure what strain exactly but if you can send rooted plants your more than welcome to some. 

signs of life

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 12:28

No we don't want the snow herein the midlands either flowering rose, far better it stays in Lapland with santa

I have crocus peeping through which is great because I only planted them what seems a few weeks ago and primroses in flower and the sunshine is beautiful today if still baltic outside.

Lindylou I too took delivery today of a strawberry tree and was about to ask the question 'should i plant it' thank you and yes, on with the thermals then

Seed swap

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 15:12

Oh and I also have raddish - scarlet globe, spring onion, rocket, cucumber and sweet pepper (although I failed miserably with those this year).

Seed swap

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 15:10

Hi all

I have tonnes of seeds including

Aquilegia - not sure which varities but one deep purpple and light pinks (also a dwarf blue)

Poppies - Gallore red paper, purple and oriental 

Cornflower - heavenly blue

Snapdragon - yellow and white



Loosetrife - purple variety (I also have mounds of yellow which I'd be only too happy to re-home!)


They're the ones I remember but I'm going to have some fun this afternoon now looking through my seed container to see what else I harvested

What a lovely day its been.. 



Pruning tall evergreen holly

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 16:57

Thanks Newcastle although I planted a holly last year and it doesn't seem to be doing anything at all I do have a lovely yew I wanted to take cuttings from after watch Monty a couple of weeks ago.

nutcutlet wrote (see)

Many thanks David

I've saved to my garden file and will print out as an instruction sheet. I should get the book. One becomes a bit dependent on the internet but you can't beat a good book. 

Best wishes and thanks


Nutcutlet my OH bought me Carol Kliens 'How to Grow your Own Garden'on special offer from WHSmiths (there are some really cheap book deals around in the shops atm)  and its great information for all types of propgation certainly inspired me to have a go next spring


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