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Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 17:29

That's what we all say Bright star!

I sowed my free GW mag cornflower seeds on Saturday afternoon. On checking them this morning, I thought they were starting to grow. Have been out all day and have just checked again and, sure enough, there is about 8 of them well and truly 'up'. Is this a record? Although they don't need it, they are in a heated propagator just because that was the only place I hade space for them!


Posted: 17/04/2017 at 17:21

If the conditions are right, I think they will spread anyway. In our community farm garden, which has been very neglected, they have spread everywhere!

Aldi pop up Easter advert

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 17:05

I'm on a laptop and have the Hater lawn mower ad that keeps playing a jingle every time I click on something.

First Bluebell of the year

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 09:11

I saw something on TV the other day where they were saying bluebells are late this year! (I think it was Breakfast News. They were talking about a survey re the invasion of Spanish bluebells.). I always think of bluebell time as end of April into May. What do you think?

I don't think this is a violet ?

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 09:04

Yes, it's a violet. I like it! They can spread as their seed pods explode when ripe and the seeds spread far and wide!! If you find them where you don't want them, you can easily pull them out if you're quick!

Help me design a bed for my mum!

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 08:40

Are the water butt and electric socket staying? Do you intend building the raised bed against the shed? I have brick built raised beds in a similar aspect at the back of our garage (brick). I think my OH painted some sort of waterproofing stuff on the inside of the beds to stop damp getting into the garage.

Help me design a bed for my mum!

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 20:41

If you build raised beds, you could fill it with ericasious compost and grow dwarf Azaleas.

Astilbes like shady conditions and some have pink flowers. Also, there are loads of hardy geraniums with pink flowers.

Growing tomatoes in hanging baskets

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 20:28

I agree with Peter36. I grow 1 tumbler in a 12 inch basket on a stand and it fills it easily.

Have you got it under cover somewhere? Some cold nights are forecast in the next few days. I plant mine out at the end of May.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 20:16

Pricked out tagetes, French Marigolds and cleomes; potted up 6 courgettes and ten tomato plants and sowed more seeds including GW free cornflower seeds. (I sowed the rudbekias on Tuesday and they were up in 3 days!)

Then had to evict some overwintered plants from the greenhouse as I'm running out of space in the conservatory.

Repotted bay tree and top dressed some other large potted plants.

Fed and watered potted tulips that are now going over.

Bolting ?

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 17:36

Rosemary is a shrub so flowering is not a problem. It is only annuals that become bitter when they flower.

Cutting off or pinching out the rosemary to use is the same as pruning it.

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