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Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 00:53

Seeds posted today to ecokid and Charlie.

Is that your dragon tat charlie? He's gorgeous. 


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 23:21

Please let us know Jan.

drooping fushia

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 23:13

Have you checked the roots for something chewing them, it's a bit early for vine weevil grubs but maybe something there.

delphiums need help!

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 23:09

I don't feed any of the plants in my garden, just a pile of compost around in the winter, I feel that the soil rejuvenates itself for its needs, but a few people do. 

Maybe wait for advise on that one from a ground feeder!

Unknown Fuchsia

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 23:04

Has it started shooting from the base?

When should Echinops surface?

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 23:00

Do you live in an area that has low rainfall, because I think from Spring till now we must have had enough rain. Did you protect them from slugs? They will eat the new shoots, I don't think they will do anything now, dead I reckon, but do dig them up and see if there are any roots left there. If so I would pot them and see how they go, but don't get your hopes up.

Why not buy some seeds, sow now, then over winter in pots in greenhouse or shed near a window or cold bedroom, then you can plant out next Spring after frosts have finished. You will get some flowers that summer.

delphiums need help!

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 22:48

They are still growing, wait a week and see what they produce, they will certainly be beautiful plants next year.

They are an early summer bloom in the UK, we don't get a lot of bloom from them in the Autumn.


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 18:29

They do need warmth to start them off, you could try potting them up in new dry compost.

The tiny ones, have you lifted them to see if they have tiny white roots on the bottom. Even my ones that just live outside in tubs all winter are up now. If you buy them again, go for bigger ones, they stand a better chance and rarely fail.

Go to your garden centre, choose ones that have a really good defined indent And of a good size. If they havent rotted, they may still come.

I can see now that I didnt actually say keep them indoors I am very sorry about that.

delphiums need help!

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 18:18

Could you take a photo of the plant, I cant imagine a stalk on delphiniums without buds on it.

tomato pots

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 18:15

A bucket for tall cordon types, 7/8 inch pots for Tiny Tim or tumbling Tom. So it depends on which tomato plants you are growing.

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