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Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 14:27

OH is always telling me to 'FOCUS!' when we go the garden centre. But I cannot help it! I just love plants! I always manage to find a home for them. Seed Cats are coming through the door, I think the plugs are a bit pricey this year. Still I have my seeds ready for sowing. I have them stashed away in a tin and get them out when no-one is watching! You would think they are top shelf mags I was looking at! Then I get caught, 'FOCUS' comes the cry!

Could not help myself last Sunday and sowed some snapdragons. I looked last night and I have 'babies' Now, I have four months before they can go outside. I'm going to have to make some room on the garage shelf soon. I need to FOCUS!

Tall planters

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 14:16

Hi Eileen2711

Best to check out your local garden centre, defo a 'touchy feely' exercise which you cannot get from the web. For anything over 60cm, 2ft in old money, I would go for fibre glass. You want something that wont crack in a hard frost. You can get some good ones that look like stone or terracotta.

Make sure they have adequate drainage holes and instead of using broken crocks in the bottom try old seed polystyrene trays. It cuts down on the weight if you have to move them. Hope that's been some help.

When to take off the propagator lid?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 10:50

Thanks Chicky,

When to take off the propagator lid?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 10:06


A question I keep meaning to ask every year, when do you remove the propagator lid when germinating HHA indoors?

Is it as soon as you see the seeds sprouting? or wait till they have grown a bit? For the last couple of years its always been a trial of error with mix success. Is there a definitive answer?

Seeds have arrived!

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 15:06

Hi LG100, I'm going to grow this year for the first time Amaranthus, Josephs Coat. I think it'll look wonderful in the GH

FREE seeds mailing list

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 14:40

Hi Eve

If you click on my picture of 'Basil Brush', you will see a title, 'message me'.

FREE seeds mailing list

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 13:10

Hi All

With the success of me giving my surplus seeds free away to good homes, I would like to compile a mailing list of those interested in future seed give away.

If you would like to 'message me' your email address I'll send out a list towards the end of the year.

These are seeds I get free with gardening mags, there is always far to many for me. The postage is free too! But I can only post within the UK to avoid the cost of export duty which is charged on seeds.

I already have email address for: Edd, IanTaylor, Clarington and David from Wales

The seeds are given away on a first come, first serve basis and you can have has many or has little as you want.

Bob Flowerdew

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 12:46

Hi Little ann

You got a bargain there! I like Bob, he speaks a lot of sense of GQT. I'm thinking of getting this book second hand on that on-line bookseller for £6.

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 12:41

GG, take it to your local museum. They will tell you straight away if its historical

I really enjoy this forum

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 12:18

Yeah, chin up Jonus, I've got cabin fever! otherwise I would not start threads like this! What helps me get through this limbo period, is I start to wash seed trays and pots. I buy a cheap drawing pad and start planning displays.

This weekend I'll be repairing trellis and maybe wash the outside of the greenhouse.

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