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Plants and snow and the Hardiness rating

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 00:18

I always bring my pot grow Agapanthus into the unheated greenhouse for the winter.

I never got to finish all my mulching though, still got dahlias not covered.

Sowing Seeds in January

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 22:48

There are plenty of seeds in a packet, you probably only need about 4 plants, for anyone eager to get started just set the 4 then do the rest in the Spring.


Posted: 26/12/2014 at 17:36

Perhaps he's saving it for later,  Lizzie, waste not and all that.

I have just put some nibbles in the oven for tea. There are 8 of us here, and will be for a few more days, my daughfef stays for almost a week the boys love it, they have a choice of rooms with tv's for their games.

Step daughter has just gone, she bought me a lovely set of hand products by Joules, in a nice re usable tin.

Son and DIL came this morning, no meals though.

Dilemma........wot to choose?

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 17:10

Much like Nut, I am trying to go over to more perennials to save weeds and seed sowing, having said that, I love to do the seeds and the annuals are much prettier. As my borders are quite big I do need to put about 5 or six of the same in a group, but really what I plant mostly depends on what I can get hold off. I have found the seed swap has been invaluable.

Sowing Seeds in January

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 17:02

Its not so much heat but light levels they need, they will grow tall and leggy because they are struggling to get up to some real light.

Why the rush, if you sow them at the correct time you will get great rewards, no point in rushing.

Please can anybody tell me the name of this plant.

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 11:50

Watch them next summer John, you may see lots of little shoots coming up a few inches away from the main plants, these you can either transplant, beware, they can be quite deep, I like to see a nice big clump of them, but its up to you if you leave them or transplant.

There is always something flowering in the garden all year round.

Verbena Bonensiaris

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 11:41

I wouldnt do cuttings now as they all need some degree of warmth, you can cut them down in the spring, say around Mid March or your original plants will be weak and leggy. Cutting down then will allow them to bush our from the bottom. Not cutting down weather now.  You will probably see all the little seedlings as Hosta says, you can transplant those wherever you want then, in the Spring again.


Posted: 26/12/2014 at 09:07

We went to Midnight Mass, Chrismas Eve, that was brought forward to 7.30 this year as most of congregation are geting on a bit now!!

We had a nice day yesterday, mum got very tired she tried to sit at the table but couldnt so i gave her a tray in her own arm chair. We all opened our presents in the afternoon together, but by then she was so tired I had to practically carry her bed. She got up a bit later but stayed in her own room, she did have a bit of tea though.

The boys enjoyed thier presents, saved some for today.

Happy boxing day to you all


Please can anybody tell me the name of this plant.

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 08:27

Snap Nut!

Please can anybody tell me the name of this plant.

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 08:26

Kaffir lily, Schizostylis, mine still in flower too, they can spread and pop up all over the place, you sometimes need to pull some out, but you can transplant them easily enough.

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