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'Chelsea Chop' winter pansies and violas

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 17:33

Thanks artjak, I'll continue to look after them

'Chelsea Chop' winter pansies and violas

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 16:45

Hi All

Just gave the winter pansies and viola's a bit of a haircut. I noticed some young growth coming up from the base of the plants. Is this a sign of further growth for the spring? or I'm I wasting my time looking after them?

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Posted: 20/01/2014 at 20:46

hi, boingey and joseph, yes, just message me your email address and I'll send out a list when I have a large enough supply, most likely end of the year for sowing in 2015

Colder weather is coming!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 21:18

thanks Dave, I have had a quick look and saved it to my favorites

70 days until.......

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.

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