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Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 08:52

Mine are very basic Bekkie, I usually use envelopes from junk mail.

whatever I use it's recycled, I can't stand waste.

the seeds have gone soggy outside, that's a shame, but we must get some more dry days, Summer can't be over already.

i didn't get round to planting up my tubs and baskets till July, due to my mum being ill and needing a lot of attention when she came home from hospital, so they have been a pretty poor show this year. I am going to put this year out of my mind and have started cuttings and seeds for next year.

the campanulas are rooting well, so I hopefully will post out to all who requested, next week.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 01:16

Hows the seed collections going, just bumping up the thread.

Hellebore Leaves Problem

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 00:18

Thanks Verdun, so us in the West Country can cut them off in say November, my daughter in St Austell always complains of tatty leaves by then


Posted: 11/08/2014 at 19:06

Hollie, I have them under the greenhouse bench and leave the window open all night.

i don't use rooting powder, but I think a lot of people do, I have tried both ways, no difference, 

I prefer to do my fuchsia cuttings in water, that way you can put 3/4 in a little pot and see they root before planting up, saves space time and compost.

i use the little pots that you get vitamins in. Or little yog pots.

i did Bowles mauve and salvia hot lips last year, this year I am doing some penstemons as well. 

Please help, have I caused irreversible damage and if so what can I do?

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:59

You can leave that for ten years and it will look the same!

i have thick privet hedge, put in in 2012, I kept picking out the tops and have just given it it's first real cut with shears, it was 6ft, now down to 3 but next Spring it will be 6ft again. 

I also planted a laurel hedge, same as privet, grows nice and thick if you keep the tops pinched out. Both evergreen and low maintenance, if you have anything that flowers you will need to sweep up the petals, or dead head.  

I can show you photos if you like.

Create a feature using top soil

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:43

When we did ours we had to dig 5ft down on the high end, but being fortunate enough to back onto fields, we made a bank with it.

only the top 6inches or so is top soil then there was grass in, so on a project that big we just didn't think it was worth the bother to try to save it. Here are a couple of photos.



Hellebore Leaves Problem

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:27

I know you really need to leave the leaves on till Feb or so, but if I have any tatty or diseased ones, I nip them off.  

Pond Profile

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:24

Fairy girl, On this thread for photos or will you start another, or should we find the original one?

chelsea chop

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:21

I don't think so Art, different kind of plants.

i do disbud dahlias as if you let them flower from the start, they won't be able to become a big strong plant, I do this for annuals but not for asters, just a chop back early does the trick.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:18

Sorry Vic, I have just seen your post answering my question, that is a very unusual foxglove, hope you can get some seeds, and the pink scabious is gorgeous.

i have a pale blue one, seeds taken from daughters plants, I would sow them now and keep in over winter, planting out next Spring.

mine did come true for colour.


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