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Posted: 19/01/2014 at 19:29


I had two hours yesterday in the garden deadheading violas and polyanthus. Have not been out at all today.. Very windy and side ways rain

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Posted: 19/01/2014 at 19:25

Thanks Eve, I have your message now

When to take off the propagator lid?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 19:21

Thanks Mike

What's your day been like?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 14:35

Very windy and side ways rain! I have not been out at all today

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

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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'.

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