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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 09:28

Last year, I bought a packet of wild flower seeds and started them off in a seed tray in the Spring, when they germinated, I waited until I could see what they were, or at least which ones were the same, and pricked out in their own groups.

this way I could see what was what and put them out accordingly, There is no point in me scattering seeds here, I never see them again.

I had some lovely plants there, poppies, teasels, which flowered this year, white daisies, some lovely yellow things, tiny little toadflax, which would have been lost by scattering.but by starting off in trays, you can put them in groups as suitable, then you wont have tall ones swamping little ones.


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 09:19

I really hope so Fairygirl, the plants look so small now its hard to think of them growing very much, 

Do they go to sleep for the winter like garden plants?

Best Blueberry Variety?

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 09:16

I have Top Hat, I cant compare them to any others as these I the first ones I bought, and they were only 1.99 per plant from Parkers.

I have just bought another from Lidls, not a clue what variety.

I bought 2 the same thinking thats what you needed for pollination, then found out it should be two different varieties, but they have been loaded with fruit, still more to come, and the leaves now are turning a gorgeous red, so worth it just for the plant.

They need to go in ericaceous compost with the occasional feed, but mine have just sat there producing with no special care.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 09:11

Sent you a PM, Victoria,

Have you still got my address from before?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 23:42

Zinnias Fidget, sorry should have said.  The flowers seem to last forever, just a packet of seeds but so easy to grow, a bit flashy but I think they are lovely, fespecially as they are covered in bees.

The brown ones are Rudbeckia the 1st ones are dahlias.


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 23:38

Officially self employed, well done, great tax cuts but no work no pay. My OH takes only one weeks holiday apart from Christmas and Easter, mind you, I think he likes it that way!!

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 23:34

Looking round the garden, the nearest I have is a very dark maroon heuchera, I have Polenium with very dark leaves but the flowers are mid blue.

Fidget, could you spare a few of those aquilegia for me please.


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 23:29

Do you like it brown side showing, I could, in fact I did, have it black side out, then I made himself empty it and turn it over!


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 23:25

They come up every year like daffs, if they dont get eaten. I have some that have been here for years, they multiply.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 23:21


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