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Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 23:27

Bishops Children have germinated and are now potted on and in GH.

1 lot of cosmos are pricked out, and the Ammi and panicum were pricked out today

Charlie check out Panicum elegans it is a grass used in flower arranging and - so I have found - really east to germinate, also Dill for wedding flowers/foliage has been suggested.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 21:50

Easy Charlie - wish she would think that way - then again wedding is 2nd to them getting a house first.

Seem when they have house i'm doing garden

Look forward to hearing your garden progress 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 19:58

You obviously don't know my daughter 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 17:41

I am having a cutting garden this year as daughter has asked me to grow her wedding flowers. This year is a practice run, both for getting them in flower for the end of July and for her to decide if there is anything she doesn't like.

I am using a raised bed ( usually for veg) 8ft x 4 ft and other areas of the garden. Also going to use containers eg instead of begonias in the front it will be sunflowers!

Not the traditional wedding type flowers or colours at all

So far sown are Bishops Children dahlias, Ammi vignas, Panicum, 3 different sorts of Cosmos, Larkspur (confetti), scented white cornflower, Sweet peas (next year will be dark coloured ones) Nicotiana (green and purple), Amaranthus spike

Still to sow are 2 sorts of rudbeckia, sunflowers (managed to find a variety that is pollen free so doesn't stain dress).zinnias (green and coloured)

And ordered as plugs are Brompton Stock, osteopurnum and something else can't remember!!

Had some heated propagators fro Chritmas and am finding them brilliant.

Also have to time the dead heading of roses!


Posted: 05/03/2015 at 13:04

Good day

Can't remeber everything so forgive me before I start.

I don't come on very often but Dove yu seem to be permanently under the weather, You gave me such good advice so all I'm saying is take care (doctors?????)

Huge garden plans going on by everyone I see hope you complete whatever you are planning

and dentist also seems to be ipopular.

Dogs being tricky - well that's dogs for you. Hoope Reggie cheers up.

I went to GC yesterday clutching my list. Only bought one plant a Viburnum Mareisii, but did get some seed potatoes and other stuff, I was looking for garden gauntlets  one arm need to be protected more now - seems they only have mens sizes so will research on internet.

Also my bracelet has come saying no BP or needles in the one arm. 

Today the plan is to prick up seedlings to make room for the March sowing.


oh and lovely photos


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 12:38


Great news at hospital - I need to go back next week, such a difference from twice a week. What will we do with the time??

Windy and showery here, may sow some beetroot seeds but compost is getting low. OH says he will take me to big GC tomorrow, that will require a list so will spend most of today thinking about and writing it


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 19:48


Thanks EDD 

Have been really tired today, not sure why. Will get it checked tomorrow

See you then


Training a pillar Rose

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 15:48

Thanks both will look and learn 


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 14:24

Well thought I would try

So very windy today, may not go outside even though it is sunny. Still there are seeds to sow and some could just about be pricked out

Sorry all - will go and catch up now


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 14:21



 Great Liz - always wondered how to do it on here.

Sorry - Good Day All

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