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Posted: 22/04/2015 at 13:49


Excited here as I have been mentioned in 'forum' in latest GW. I know you all often appear but I don't. Have told children I am famous 

Went to B&Q and chaotic - all of you who have a Diamond club card, they are replacing them with new ones - dozy here cut up the new card instead of the old one 

Envy here - Harrogate Show and Harlow Carr oooh!!

Off out to take more advantage of this lovely weather


Larkspur seeds

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 19:50

They are brilliant

Now you need to prick on your seedlings - that means that you put them into individual and bigger modules so they get bigger. Plant them  so the leaves are just touching the compost.  After a while their root sytems will have developed and can then be plated out.


Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:46

Congratulations Fidget- or is that old news?


Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:44


Not been here for a few days, partying, visiting, hospital appointment etc.

My Pamela Jackman is out



 It is in quite an inaccessible area of garden so I don't touch it apart from fighting my way through to it once a year to give it a top dressing

Hope you all had a good weekend - looks as if Dove did, I did.

Who's engaged then?.

Larkspur seeds

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:23

I just put the seed packet in the freezer for a week and than sowed them,seemed to work OK and have 2nd lot just germinating. 

they did take a while to germinate though.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 13:05

I grew them last year and a different variety this year- they do look pathetic don't they but once they are potted in to a bigger pot take off, then into garden and wow!- my daughter was very taken with them for her wedding bouquet - long and unusual tassels - think i put her off, but growing some this year just to make sure

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 11:41


Back after a lovely weekend to find the 2nd lot of larkspurs are germinating. Fingers crossed i can keep them on the rest of their growing journey

Am busy hardening everything off which means last night - after visitors- I was in the garden with torch carrying the trays back to the GH. Pleased I did though as temps were down to about 2*

On Friday I had a clutch (5) seedlings from Sarah Raven on Salvia viridis 'blue'- an after thought as I realised I wasn't growing any blue - good strong root systems

Hi Liz 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 20:10

I was thinking about you today Dove. My thoughts are with you and your family tomorrow

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 22:40

My frozen Larkspur germinated but took about a month, they do not seem very strong and a couple of seedlings have died. I put them outside for first time today but not sure. I have some others I have just left in a tray outside and nothing happening at all.

I have noticed that a lot of nurseries have plugs unavailable this year as well


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 19:47

I have to be steered past toy shop and baby clothes shops now - could spend all my money on them rather than the garden 

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