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Back Lawn to Wildflower Patch

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 00:04

50gr of mixed seeds should cost about 10 to 12 pounds, maybe less form some places, sow 3grms  for the area youve got there.  Only sow at 1.5 grms per metre. 

Dried out bare root crab apple hedging

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 23:45

If you choose to buy more, you need to put them in a bucket of water on arrival, not leave them until you plant them.  Hopefully a wet winter will sort them out. But just in case you buy more, keep them wet from the start. If you’re not ready to plant them, put them in the ground anywhere for the time being. 

Paraffin Heater - Help!!!

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 23:39

Over time you will learn to grow what suits your garden, soil, climate etc.  Your garden will dictate to you,  not the other way round. 

sowing crocosmia

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 17:44

Same as any other seeds Nut. They soon pop up Then you can pot up separately but the seeds are big enough to put in modules or five or six to a flower pot then you can leave them in there.  I did germinate them indoors. 

sowing crocosmia

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 17:07

I sowed mine in pots, in the GH.  you know where they are then. Not sure if it’s a bit cold now to direct sow.

Ive never had seedlings come up in the garden, only new little bulbs growing off the main ones. 


Posted: 19/11/2017 at 16:46

I usually leave mine in and mulch, but this year I think they’ve been in long enough to need separating,  dug up a huge clump as it didn’t flower too well this year, seems to be all joined together, so needs sorting, but another one just fell into three separate clumps. 

I always wrap in newspaper after drying them off. 

Please help me identify a fungus/growth

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 16:41

That looks like dead flowers or leaves fallen off a shrub or tree and starting to decompose, IMO. 

Staying safe on the computer

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 16:37

Mine’s  like that, I start a new one every year.

Dollar Princess looking sickly

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 13:41

Why do we do it?

I've now aquired three glass greenhouses, two conservatory’s. Five plastic covered greenhouses and a few of those shelf units. In the Spring the whole lot are full of seedlings and cuttings, cutting back, I doubt it, 😀😀😀. Once you’ve been bitten by the bug, you can’t stop. 

Dollar Princess looking sickly

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 11:14

The rural garden is definitely quite different fron the urban one. You will get to know what grows  and what doesn’t and live within those means, 

I try anything, if its no good, not hardy etc, out it comes and I find the things that will grow. 

Because of the size of my garden, and my age, I’m trying to get it all over to perennials, with just a few annuals to fill in spaces. 

Every year I say I’m going to cut down on the seed growing , do I ? Not.😀

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