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Seed collecting

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 09:37

Best not propagate thoseπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

lawn scarification?

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 09:36

There is no height setting on a scarifer just spike type things not blades, that pull the moss and thatch out.

We do ours once a year, then treat with a moss killer. we always get out about enough moss to fill a small caravan., although there isn't quite so much now as when we first did it. 

I will take notice of Borderline and do it in the Autumn now instead of Spring. 

Shoo-Fly Flowers

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 09:31
akmoocow says:

My Shoofly is 93" long now. Didn't realize how big it would get! Had 2 a white & blue, but the stem on that one broke off. The blue one had many more blooms though 6-8 flowers per branch. White one not nearly as many!

See original post

 Are you talking about the same plant, 12 foot is very tall for one of those, what country do you live in? 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 09:24

It's time for Harvest Festival knickers, all safely gathered in. πŸ™‚


Posted: 18/09/2017 at 09:16

Doesn't matter to me whether people pronounce words right on not, we all know deep down what a person means, I wouldn't like a pedant for a friend.

on Cornish places......Rough Tor on Bodmin Moor, ..router as in the tool. 

nemesia seventh heaven

Posted: 17/09/2017 at 15:57

Because mine are all cross bred now, only certain ones smell, you can buy several that do smell though.  I keep some in the GH through the summer so it's nice to work in there.

How Would You Over-Winter These?

Posted: 17/09/2017 at 15:54

I leave mine to dry then wrap individually in newspaper then place in a cardboard box and keep in the conservatory.

Next Spring lay them on top of a seed tray of damp compost so the soil only comes half way up the corm. Try not to get them wet in the middles, they will rot. 

When they're rooted and shooted you can pot up individually or in baskets. Keep in until no signs of frost.


Posted: 17/09/2017 at 15:43

I used to dig mine up and bring in the GH for the winter, last year I left it and it was ok but I don't think they survive harsh winters. 


Posted: 17/09/2017 at 15:41

We have blackbirds constantly in the garden, they breed here, much to my cats annoyance as they swoop right down on him, almost pecking him and making a hell of a racket.  He can't run indoors quick enough. 

I didn't know they went anywhere ? Do they migrate?  I think may be some do some don't.

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 17/09/2017 at 13:01

Salvia Amistad will not grow from seeds, I sent you a pm about that, you have to take cuttings. 

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How pretty!

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