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Fuschia fuss

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:27

Mine are well out in the greenhouse and just showing in the garden, dear dad is going to cut then right back for me when the weather warms up, he says!

If you spray them with water it will help the buds a bit thats if the dreaded VW havent had the soft fibrey roots.

Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:19

My daughter has just bought a pink Forget me Not so we should all be in for some seeds from that one later on



 Broad beans


Germinating Dahlia and Crocosmia

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 19:37

Thats ok for lining hanging baskets, I wouldnt grow anything in it.

Give the crocosmia time, if they were newly bought they may not come up until the summer.

The dahlias definitely need warmth, the polytunnel is far to cold taking where you live.

Germinating Dahlia and Crocosmia

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 13:15

Put the crocosmia bulbs straight in the garden.

You can start the dahlia tubers off in any old compost, I save some from old pots. When they shoot and are about 4/5 inches tall, you can put them in big tubs if thats what you want, or plant out in the garden, buy mine wont get planted out until the end of May. Beware of slugs, they will nip the tops off as soon as they shoot up.They do need warmth to get them going, have you got a conservatory or a window sill.

Free Council Compost

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 00:25

I pulled a pair of secateurs out of mine the other day, never found a thermometer though.

I dont put anything to do with tomatoes in my compost bin, they sprout up everywhere. And like hostafan, never ground elder or creeping buttercups.

Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 00:14

Last year I just bought flaked dried fish food and frozen daphnia (sp?) I survived loads of them, there were tiny frogs everywhere, but that was in a tiny pond I dug especially for them, there were no preditors in there, I dont know how this new lot will fare as I have beetles and other creatures in the new pond.


penstemon seeds

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 00:09

I wouldnt think so primrose, but why not try, just use a small pot, nothing to lose, i think they have got too wet over the winter, but have a go.

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 00:01

Beware that slugs will have the tops off dahlias and hostas.

I have just potted up some dahlia tubers from last year but I will bring them into the conservatory, its not warm enough at nights out there. I left most of them in the ground, no sign yet, but seeds are up so it wont matter.

I am going to have a go at splitting the hostas now, as Monty did, I have always done them in the Autumn before.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 23:53

Thank you Susan, 

I am quite dreading the funeral, not for what it is but for the fact of having a crowd of people,  I am not good at being sociable in a group, my OH is just the same.

I always tell myself, at these times that its only a couple of hours out of my life, still plenty of time left for solitude.

Do I come into the GOW set?!!!!

Steve and Fishy, I love to hear of people finding solace in their gardens, I know exactly what you mean, I love being in my greenhouse, always finding something to do.

bougainvillea seeds

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:36 not seeds but little plants to be nurtered on.

Discussions started by Lyn

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water lily

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conflicting info.

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GW weather

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Plant ID please

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would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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This is what happens when.....

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