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Love in a Mist - Nigella

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 19:01

I can't sow anything direct, never ever see them again.

Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Have you lost all this years echium Lyn?

You're welcome to some of mine in the tunnel grown from your seed last year.

I'll swap for some more seed then I've got a succession going.

I still have our last year's ones in the green house, no seeds left as was hoping to get them from this year's plants, there still one huge one and a few tiny ones. The ones in the poly tunnel may not flower this year, plant this summer for next year's flowers. 

Shame I lost the two biggest ones, they were taller than me. I am on an impossible quest to keep those going in our climate. But still I persevere. Just the thought of the thousand bees on them makes me press on with the imposible task.

yours should do ok in the front  garden Hosta.


Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:29

I  couldn't put mine out until Spring, but some people do live in warmer areas, mine don't even look to good over wintering in the greenhouse.

Jobs in your garden

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:25

I have never heard tell of a rodent jumping up and biting one of those. My OH deposits it straight into the bin, never been bitten so far


Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:22

Just sown mine today, normal way, no probs, they don't take any longer than any others and will make big plants by the end of the year, ready to be planted out next Spring, keep under cover or sheltered for the winter.

Love in a Mist - Nigella

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:20

Love the Echium, I have these in my garden, unfortunately died in the cold winter. I won't give up though, I sow more every year. 

runners in polystyrene

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 13:29

We are all raring to go, but don't be in too much rush or you will be disappointed. Theres nothing worse than when you've sown your seeds and they either don't come up or they are very tall, weak and leggy before you can plant them out, sit on your hands for awhile

Not sure what to do with this space.

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 13:25

She's beautiful Yvie, perfect in that corner.

Verdun wrote (see)

Yvie,,how about a mannequin?  Dress it with a coat, hat, straw hair and ciggie.  I had one for a few years and it looked comical and lifelike 

Verdun, have those awful scary scarecrows got as far down as yours yet, life sized sitting on benches along the roads. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 13:21

Not to worry Liri, I actually had to look back to previous posts because I couldn't remember what I was going to do over the weekend

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 13:19

Your daffs in the photos are lovely Marion, Spring is my favourite season, with all the new life bursting out.

You definitely got a bargain with those plants, I got some Potentilla last year and the rabbits came in and eat the lot down to to the ground.

I bought some plants last year on your recommendation to the site, they were very good, and have started shooting out now. I have the email too, so will have a look.

did your Agastashe Apache  (was  it) come to anything that you sowed last year.? 


runners in polystyrene

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 13:13

Polystyrene cups are perfect, but it's much too early to start them off now.

They are up in a few days and you can't plant them out until June, they hate the cold. 

I probably won't start mine until the 1st May, 

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