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Posted: 20/03/2015 at 14:22

 This was in Worcestershire


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:12

using a lap top

Just tried again - nowt 


Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:10

Just sowed my free zinnias as well - put them in heated propagator - will see what happens!


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:05

Thanks Liz - but there is no OK button


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 12:17

Have a photo but can't seem to be able to post it??? Any ideas?


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 12:11

Thought I'd join Hostafan

I have a great eclipse photo but can't upload it 

Tree doesn't seem to work - any ideas???





Flowers under a hedge

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 12:05

I'd be tempted to replace some of new hedge with shrubs with interest - catkins now in spring then maybe a few feet along an escallonia or something that has flowers in summer and maybe and autumn interest one,

In nature hedges also have things like honeysuckle growing through them or garden flower  wise a couple of clematis going through the bushes

You can adapt it for interest I'm sure

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 12:00


You could move them to somewhere hotter/cooler and see, may just be conditons aren't quite right

I keep my seed compost in kitchen  so it is room temp - do have a big kitchen though!

Always use room temp water as well, didn't used to but I read it somewhere and it does seem to make a difference.


Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 14:07

Sorry - it is a tray of Zinnia's waiting to be sown not gerbera (doh smiley)

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 11:12

That's the thing with new to you gardens - need long term plans. and everyone has their own ideal (is it called compromise!!)

The Gyp seems to have germinated and only on the window ledge.

Trying to empty at least half of big propagator now to make room for a lot of gerbera seeds.

Am keeping fairly on top of them all - actually I'm quite impressed with myself 


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