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Climber not growing

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 19:05

Do people actually use large quantities in one spot, I couldn't see a child picking odd pellets out from the soil and collecting them until they have a large quantity.

I will not be seduced.....!

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 14:49

I find Morrison plants to be very good.

like Nut I am a seed fan. There's nothing like bringing a plant on from a seed. You feel you have really grown it then.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 14:46

I will send you some Vic.I sowed them in a tray in the Spring but after that they self seed, (a lot!) I suppose you could sprinkle them on now, but the self seeded ones were much later flowering than those I started in the greenhouse.

those Geum and Achillia you sent me, I think it was you, have been lovely this year.


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 14:36
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Lyn, your car or your daughter's?

Bad news either way.

See you in a couple of weeks.

Mine Hosta 

fairygirl, a meat cleaver works too 

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 12:08

I have plain old blue Borage Vic?

Nut, do the Aconitun flower at different times, it's the first flower out here, comes out with the foxgloves.



Posted: 22/08/2015 at 12:00

Stopped raining here, I didn't think it was ever going too.

the flowers are past soggy, now mouldy, so I will nip out between showers and dead head. 

My daughter and family have gone to Blackpool for the weekend then on to York Moors camping!

cars just sprung a petrol leak 200.00 +vat for new one plus labour. not a happy bunny today.

Runny, I hope you will soon be better, can't have you out of action for long,

so, Dove, the way to a mans heart isn't always through the chest then, cooking works?

Compost bin

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 11:47

That's a lot of bananas Steph!!

Compost bin

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 23:32

Very nice water butt, have you sawn the bottom off the old one Fishy.


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 23:02

The Bishops are lovely, best for bees because they are open. With stricked dead heading you will hopefully get some more flowers.

Beaus Mum, i wouldnt bother to plant it in the ground now, some are smaller, maybe slugs had a go at it, or vine weevil in the pot, or just plain small tuber,

Keep it for next year though, it may be building up under the soil. They are hungry plants,so in pots they will need feeding. 

Mine all overwintered in the ground, but it wasnt a cold winter, try taking some seeds off them just in case they die.

By the way, the seeds you sent me have made fantastic plants, i am very pleased with them.


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 18:39

They have hardly started yet, they flower through autumn until the frost has them, give yours time. Make sure you cut the dead flowers with their stalks off as soon as they start to drop, that will promote more.

you can grow some from seeds next year, very easy to grow, or you can wait till the frost turns yours black, lift and store, then when they start shooting next year you can take cuttings.

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anyone have one of these?

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