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sowing antirrhinum

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 09:40

Thanks Lyn, The packet said end of January. They have a big window in the spare bedroom. Are they slow growers? I tend to sow a bit early up here in Aberdeen. I normally do the rest of my HHA end of Feb beginning of March then start harden off beginning of May. First time for me snapdragons, so interested to see how the seeds will cope up here.

What's your day been like?

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 15:21

Hi Zoomer, Has a feedback to the seed company, you might want to tell them their courier isn't playing ball with their customers.

sowing antirrhinum

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 15:16

Hi

Just sowed my first lot of antirrhinum, the pack said sow between Jan - March. Seeds were really fine, I used a mini prop from last years plug plants. I thought I'll use an artist paint brush to pick up the seeds and drop on the cell. Not if they hit the soil or not. In the end I was just tapping the seed package over the cells. Not sure how many will germinate. I have another packet on stand by.

What's your day been like?

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 21:07

Hi Zoomer44

Good news about the allotment. I might venture that way myself one day.

What's your day been like?

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 18:42

hi Allium2

I just use hot water and washing up liquid. You need to wash away any fungal diseases that might be present but at the same time not leave anything in the pot to hurt the plants.

What's your day been like?

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 17:24

Its been a lovely sunny day here in Aberdeen, Cold, but sunny. Cleaned the car this morning, that was the boring bit, then went to the post office to send off the seeds I promised folk last week. After that a lovely drive with OH to our local garden centre at Inverurie to buy seed compost, some of my seeds for this year need sowing in January according to the packet.

Back home and the rest of the day washing seed trays and prop lids. Now hanging on the washing line, I kept singing to myself, 'Hang out your seed trays on the Seigfried Line and smile, smile, smile.

What has everyone been up to?

sowing lobelia seeds

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 14:15

Thanks Dave and Lyn

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 23:17

when you talk to schoolkids about the 70's and they say, 'Yeah we are doing the 70's in history'.

History, HISTORY! History is dinosaurs and Henry VIII, that's history! The 70's can't be history I still remember it. Ted Heath, 3-day week, winter of discontent. Best thing about a power cut when your 10 is the candles, the worst bit is missing Z Cars.

I was a punk rocker for goodness sake! Much embraced with vigour by my 14 year old self.

History indeed!

sowing lobelia seeds

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 23:08

hi all

I will be sowing lobelia soon, I understand you mix the seeds with sand. What type of sand do I need to buy?

You Know You Enjoy Your Garden When...

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 20:42

Last year I had a whole week off work in May to myself in the garden. It was lovely, I would make sandwiches and a flask of coffee lock the front door and head down the garden to the shed. I had radio 2 on and rigged up some speakers not to loud.

I would do my gardening jobs, sit in the sun listening to 'Popmaster' for my tea break and stop for lunch listening to Jeremy Vine. I would garden to about 4.30pm, then shut up the shed and walk back to the house and start making tea for my wife ready for her return from work.

Yes its nice having time to yourself in the garden

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