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Astrantia major 'Ruby Cloud'

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 13:05

Astrantia seeds need cold so best sown in Autumn out in a cold frame.

You could try putting them in the fridge now for 6 weeks, don't expect flowers this year though, I doubt they will be ready.

Planting Begonias

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 12:55

I planted mine this week indoors, they are quite slow this time of the year but some have made a start they get on  when the weather warms up a bit.

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Unwelcome garden visitors

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 10:20

I only buy shelled peanuts and sunflower hearts, as Obe says, they make such a mess to have to clear up.

we are plagued with starlings at the moment, they look so funny hanging on the feeders though, not designed for it

Planting Begonias

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 18:30

I start mine off in seed trays, just sitting on the top of any old damp compost and once they shoot and get to about 2" tall, I then pot the up.

Sensory Garden

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 18:26

I have grown some quaking grass, just seeds picked from hedgerow, also Buuny  grass, little fluffy cotton heads, from a packet of seeds, kindly donated from the seed swap thread. 

The Stachys is lovely, also Lychnis has nice silver leaves.

 

Anyone grow Agapanthus in border

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 18:16

I always bring mine into the greenhouse for winter.

Hostas are beautiful though, he works very hard in his garden.

Unwelcome garden visitors

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 18:13

An air gun pellet above their heads will see off Magpies, they are very clever and quick to learn. I remember getting plagued with crows once, it worked for those too.I hate to see them ripping the fleglings apart after all the efforts from the parent birds.

I know they have to eat, but there's plenty of forests, fields and hedgerows they can go.

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 18:09

Pleased you have a date Hosta,mnow to get the Nightol and get some sleep.x

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 13:10
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

You're welcome to some of our rain Pat. ( Morning by the way ) Hubby was talking to a chap earlier, late 60s, Devon born and bred, lived here all his life and said he's never known a winter where it just rained and rained and rained.

I want to get stuff dug up , but the ground is so waterlogged , I daren't walk on it.

1000 messages already Dove.

Ask him about the one not so long ago when it rained through the winter for 100 days without stopping.  Can't remember if it was 99 or 2000. It was always warm and wet around that time, this is nothing new here.

beans climing

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 13:02

Canes wouldn't be strong enough here, I grow my beans in one long row, using  4 x4" wood stakes either end and scaffold poles in the middle. Sheep wire across the lot. But then I only grow 50 plants. 

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