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What to sow in January

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 18:46

Looking at seed packets I have, perrenial flower seeds can be grown from Jan using a heated propagator, just make sure you have somewhere for them to go once they have germinated.

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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 18:18

Jo if you ever come down the M5 would you mind calling at my house to give it a good clean?

no Geoff not party, just not sleeping very well.

Choosing a rose!

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 18:12

I have just planted up new roses this year. I also looked at Peter Beales I think you are only looking at David Austin roses,   I opted for one called Dixieland Linda by Peter Beales which is supposed to be very scented, other climbers I have are Lady Hillingdon, an older rose called Veilcehbrau, and others. I looked at Wollerton old Hall but was unsure about the colour and I have grown The Generous Gardener at a previous house which has a talcum powder type, gentle scent.

There is an adage for roses and shrubs that goes 1st year sleep, 2nd year creep, 3rd year leaps so you will ahve to be patient.

I have bought from both the firms and found both OK , Look at Peter Beales as well, they have David Austin as well and there plant guides are a bit more succint in describing strength of scent

Seed swap

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 17:58

Also would love some oenothera (evening primrose seeds)

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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 17:55

Oh has had snails, got loads in garden

Just watched 3 prog from DVD. Made me quite sleepy not from boredom just soooo relaxing watching the beautiful gardens.

caravan not really getting in way - not there very often but do need somewhere to put it when it's here. Would love the knot garden idea.

Chicken stir fry today yum!

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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 16:52

I'm watching my new DVD - geoff Hamilton paradise Gradens at mo. Have the other 2 DVD as well. Didn't hide head in clouds like another TV person I can think of

Seed swap

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 15:49

Hi all

Still have some commercial seeds:

Strawberry 'DeicianF1'

Sweet Pea 'Spencer special mix'

Pansy 'Clear Crystals Mix' x2

Own seeds:

Cosmos White -a few

Hollyhock deep red (I hope)

Looking for Alyssum, Annual lobelia (not trailing), Cobeaea?,, Red flowers - esp perrennials

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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 15:38

I had an e-mail from Santander, Looked like real thing, logo, FSA reg everthing. OH said check. That was phishing. So pleased I was carefull.

Hi Kate. i had already thought knot garden, I even have a book of medieval knot designs, but sometimes we have to fit caravan on. I could do one on the one side but then, well, uneven. 

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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 15:00

Just done some garden tidying while thinking about raspberries.

There are 2 places I could put an arch with them growing over, but I have the bare root plants now - heeled in and the places are lawn which would need a long term soil improvement first.

I like the idea of an arch up the front path, Lottie but it would need to be connected to the plants around it which brings it back to Geoffs curvasiouness or something else and I have to leave enough space to manoeuvre a caravan, which we have occassionally on the front.

Just spell checked that word base on curves and it suggested cushions!

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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 14:04

Just found out raspberries can be planted/trained to go over an arch. Now where can i put them??? I have an arch in a box somewere.

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