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Are these Cosmos seedlings leggy?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 22:43

We had snow and hail, and gales yesterday and today, I looked at mine in the cold greenhouse and they are fine. Plenty of time to sow some more then you'll get flowers through to first frosts again.

Feeding lilley of the valley

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 22:40

Terrible here for slugs, I only grow them in pots now so I can use a few pellets on them. 

Are these Cosmos seedlings leggy?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 22:39

I don't pot mine until the have the first pair of real leaves, then I curl then round until the seed leaves are slightly above the soil.

Darn frost

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 22:32
To cold in Devon too, I think we had a thread on when to sow runners, everyone (almost!) sows at the end of April.

Feeding lilley of the valley

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 22:30
Not in the greenhouse Fishy, they like cold.they take a couple of years to flower, but do make sure you slug proof them. My little shoots are just coming up now. They will get about six little slug pellets on them.,

Move it now?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 01:42
I love that..swoon like a Victorian miss!
I have lots in the garden here, mostly grown from seed, never seen one self seed, nothing self seeds here, don't know why, marigold sometimes do, and lots of little foxgloves, but not much else.
I had some aquilegia chewed by vine weevil last year, and my daughters were completely eaten by tiny green caterpillars.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 01:35
I am wide awake Pat.
Are you going into autumn, seems no time at all when. You were saying how hot and dry it was.
Dad is talking about everything, there's nothing wrong with his mind, I showed him the hi lights of the Eubank Jr. Fight today, that's when he said he was glad he stopped when he did, I must tell him about the new champion. He said the ref was well wrong to let it go on that long.
He's not sleeping too well at nights, but we disgusted something to help him, then we changed our minds as we wouldn't be able to have our night time chats if he was zombied.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 23:36
My dad was a boxer, he'd also done the fairgrounds.
they renamed him Nigger as a nick name because he was very dark skinned and black hair, wouldn't be allowed now. Well, you couldn't have a boxer called Herbert

Debatable gardening in witches land

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 18:58
Never give up hope with your garden, there's always something that will grow well, look at what pops up in the Himalayas,
My daffs are just coming out as well, and a few primroses, you would think living in Devon everything would be ahead, but I am also high up 960' and windy on the west side of Dartmoor, so I suppose that keeps it cooler. And the plants later.
You'll get there, mine here was covered in brambles and ground elder only four years ago, now I it's lovely, always need more beds though
Oh yes! And a 100' conifer border hedge that's now a long border.

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 05:09
Lovely Jacqueline, good to see that you have chosen little pots to sow in, you can get lots of different plants that way, far better than sowing a seed tray full of one variety.

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