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Posted: 05/01/2018 at 13:37

I never plant out lupins in the garden in their first year,  they don’t always overwinter first year.

I like to keep them in a cold greenhouse and pot on until they are big plants then plant out. Maybe yours were too small to survive or maybe they popped their leaves up and slugs eat them.

I only ever grow them from seeds so have no idea how big yours were when you bought them. If they were plug sized, then they should be kept inside for the first year.  Mine are now in six inch pots and will be planted out in May. 


Posted: 05/01/2018 at 10:51

You will!. Don’t plant them out too early, wait till there’s no chance of frosts, the flowing year they will cope ok.

you need to take precautions with slugs, as soon as they pop up new shoots, slugs will chew them off. 

Too soggy to garden

Posted: 04/01/2018 at 17:01

Online jigsaw puzzle sites are a good idea. I do those as well. 

Are plants in small SQUARE  pots more vulnerable?

Posted: 04/01/2018 at 16:50

I don’t think sowing wallflower seeds in the autumn is the correct time, sow them in April, then keep potting on until you have a decent size plant to plant out in October ready for the following Spring  flowering. 

I always use square pots, they fit in trays better and the roots don’t go round and round in circles like they do in round pots. 


Posted: 04/01/2018 at 16:45

 cut the flower stalk right off, they can’t make good roots whilst trying to make flowers and seeds. They will be fine.

Keep in the cool, not indoors, but frost free, they will probably die right down and shoot up from the base in the Spring. 

Last edited: 04 January 2018 16:46:34

Tulip bulbs showing already

Posted: 04/01/2018 at 16:41

Tulips need planting very deep, around 6” so perhaps they are not down far enough? 

Too soggy to garden

Posted: 03/01/2018 at 22:55

Here’s mine.

Too soggy to garden

Posted: 03/01/2018 at 17:39

My daughter bought a puzzle similar to that for me for Christmas.

Cant wait to get started on it.p, hope you enjoy doing yours.🙂

Identify please

Posted: 02/01/2018 at 18:09

I think Bordeline is correct, the seeds are very different.

Large scale Laurel cuttings and propagation

Posted: 31/12/2017 at 12:36

I like Laurel for a very quick growing screening hedge but not on a scale such as this! It doesn’t suit the countryside, I’ve never seen fields and fields of Laurel.  Will look very much out of place.

Buying plants will be cheaper if you're thinking of polytunnels, for 3000 plants, think how big that would have to be to accommodate plants in 8” or so pots. 

I’ve bought plants from here,

very good, and for £600.00 you can buy the lot.  30 to 40p per plant is good. It will cost more than that to buy and have a poly tunnel built. Costs of compost, flower pots, feed etc. You won’t need 5 per metre if you use these. 3 will be plenty.

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How pretty!

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