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Posted: 14/03/2014 at 21:32

Hi all, been working a lot this week (too much probably) so not much time to garden.

Today however I was off and managed to do some bits

Potted up a Pulsatilla into my rockery.

Repotted My Hibiscus and Crassula plants

Sowed some seeds of Lobelia, Bidens, Gerbera and Zinnias.

I splashed out on a lovely Bi-colour Zinnia called Starlight Rose, Expensive seed but the plants look wonderful and are apparently a great garden plant.

I also sowed some of the Whirlygig Zinnias which were absolutely wonderful in my garden last year and also loved by bees and butterflies!


Houseplant Cyclamen

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 21:18

Thats great thanks

I guess I'll have to keep checking the watering daily then, maybe I should move it to a shadier windowsill?

Which annual and perenial seedlings should be 'pinched out'?

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:23

Dahlias are good for pinching out, this includes seeds and tubers.

Houseplant Cyclamen

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 11:05

Hi all, I I was wondering when to let my Houseplant Cyclamen die down. It's still flowering beautifully in a partly shaded spot on my windowsill but is in need of a new pot as it dries out very quickly.

When would be best to do these two things? Any help is greatly appreciated!


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 20:25

ah thanks for that fairygirl

the unopened flowers reminded me of a bleeding heart


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 20:00

After many hours and an annoyingly breezy day with much cussing we managed to get the bulk of the work done. Just sides and roof left to do tomorrow now :P

 Also spotted this tree/shrub next door that looks quite pretty. Anyone know what it is?



Posted: 08/03/2014 at 09:02

Its Greenhouse Building day 

If I dont post a picture of it later its because I smashed it to pieces in anger 

Just Kidding, have a lovely day everyone.

Ask Alan

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 08:14

I'd like to ask Alan what his most memorable moment in his gardening career has been?


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:23

Haha that was meant to be fence, funny how the mind works when you are typing :P


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:06

What a stunning day here today. Was out painting the face all day and spotted many bees.

 Also have my 1st Tulips coming through, this is 1 of them that flowered last year but I have no idea what variety/species it is.


Discussions started by Mattbeer87

Cyclamen Coum

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Sweet Peppers

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Garden Idiot

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Greenhouse at night

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Standard Geraniums

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Hedge I.D

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Strange Bird Behaviour

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My Poor Bleeding Heart

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Spring 2013 vs Spring 2014

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Strange Discolouration on Zinnia Seedlings

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Plant ID :)

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Houseplant Cyclamen

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