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Viola for 2018

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 23:35

Sow in a seed tray like any other seeds, but they wont germinate in heat so you may have to wait until September now.

when theyve grown to about two inches tall, or have two to three sets of real leaves, prick out and put into modules or another tray, keep potting on as they fill the pot or whatever you put them in,  you can then plant them out next Spring. 

Had you done them in Feb or March you could have planted them out in autumn around daffs or tulips, but with a late sowing you can't plant out until next Spring.

What NOT to put in the compost bin...

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 23:27

I don't put brambles, dandelions, buttercups, daisy, teasel heads, or any any tomato pips.  Anything that has seeds that you don't want next year. 

Too many plants in my greenhouse! What to do?

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 23:22

Lessons to learn, next year sow only what you need plus two, they almost always germinate. 

I wanted 15 plants, got 16, I did fit him in but wouldn't have sown the whole packet, they keep for years if you fold it down tightly and seal. 

Tomato Plant

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 23:19

Nothing to worry about, some do that.  I' m growing three different  types and one of those types are curling but once they grow a bit more, those will straighten out and the new top growth will curl. 

Dwarf pair and plum

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 15:36

The title contoured up some weird  imaginings in my mind, or is that just me😳

Last edited: 01 June 2017 15:36:45

Help with growing Lupins from seed

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 15:28

Try again next year. Sow the seeds in March, indoors,  then when they are about two to three inches tall and have second or even third sets of leaves, prick out into little pots, separately, not to big pots for a start, then keep in the GH or a plastic one and keep potting on when the roots have filled the pots.

keep them in for the winter, and by the following Spring you will have a big robust plant that should have made it into a 6" pot, tough enough to withstand slugs, plant them out at the start of May and they will flower for you.

if you want to grow perennials well, it's a waiting game, prepare for two years ahead.

Help identiying this plant please.

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 15:18

Easily grown from seeds and you can't get rid of it once you've got it.  The bees go mad for it.

Plant IDs please

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 15:14

I think they are  Echinops,  and the bottom ragwort.

Struggling indoor garden

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 18:12

Whatever plants they are, they should be outside by now, probably dried out at the roots. 

Young Plant ID

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 18:07

It's not Phlox Or Michaelmas Daisy.  Can't tell what though with purple over it.

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Let’s celebrate our Birthday 2018

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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content. 
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Insect ID please

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