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Just thought I'd share my seed list with you.

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:36

Sorry!  I forgot the rest of my seeds.

 

AGS. SEED DISTRIBUTION. 2013/14

 

 

Primula Alpicola. Alpicola Alpicola. Aurantiaca. Auricula. Bullyana.

Burmanica. Candlabra Hybs. Yellow. Capitata. Chionanthai. Chionantha Sinopurpurea . Chungensis Cockburniana Concholoba. Cortusoides.

Denticulata. Edelbergii Elator. Intricate. Flaccida. Florindae. Frondosa 2pkts

Halleri Japonica. Japonica ‘’Apple Blossom’‘ Japonica ‘’Miller’s Crimson’‘ Japonica Red. Kewensis Longiscapa Marginata Poissonii Polyneura Prenantha Pulverulenta Secundiflora Szechuanica Veris. Vialii Wilsonii anisodora.

Wilsonii Wilsonii

 

ADDITIONAL SEEDS FROM AGS

 

Sophora Godleyi Thalictrum Sphaerostachyum Anthemis Marschalliana Sosnovskyana

Aconitum Vulparia Penstemon Attenuatus Geranium Yoshinoi Helleborus Argutifolius ‘Pacific Frost’ Pulsatilla Zimmermannii Trillium grandiflorum & Sessile Mix. Eben

Dianthus Hyssopifolius

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Just thought I'd share my seed list with you.

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 01:12

Just thought I’d share my seed list with you

Impatiens, dwarf mixed.. Impatiens Balsamina Mxd. Cobaea violet. Zinnia california giant mxd. Amaranthus cordatus red. Lupin russel strain mxd. Leucanthemum vulgare. Gaillardia aristata tokajer. Ipomoea heavenly blue. Stocks ten week dwarf mxd. Dianthus spring beauty mxd. Cineraria silver dust. Nicotiana affinis alba. Coleus wizard mxd. Nasturtum jewel mxd. Marigold dwarf french legion d’onore. African marigold kilimanjaro. Dahlia cactus hybrids mxd. African marigold crackerjack. Antirrhinum maximum mxd. Wallflower english bedding mxd. Delphinium crown pacific. Ageratum blue mink. Coleus rainbow mxd. Primula veris. Hollyhock summer carnival mxd. Chrysanthemum maximum. Dahlia pompone double mxd. Larkspur giant imperial mxd. Thunbergia black eyed susan. Sunflower autumn beauty. Chinese lantern alkekengi. Canterbury bells. Aster, china powder puff. Digitalis foxy mxd. Echium snow tower blue steeple. Venidium zulu warrior. Lobelia cardinalis Queen Victoria. Ipomoea kniolas black knight. Aquilegia McKenna gt. Hybrids. Alchemilla mollis irish silk. Nicotiana perfume deep purple. Nigella. Poppy white cloud paeony. Malva sylvestris zebrina. Chrysanthemum crazy daisy. Salvia blaze of fire. Echinops ritro. Mirabilis jalapa. Honesty purple. Sweet william auricula eyed mxd. Mirabilis jalapa marbles mxd. Sweet pea mammoth mxd. Ricinus gibsonii. Honesty white.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rose Garden

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 22:25

Sprig2.

 

Take a look online.  Britainsfinest.co.uk

Garden Devizes.  Looks like some places worth visiting.

My latest questions!

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 22:03

Fuchsia.  Dollar Princess.  Introduced by Lemoine in 1912.  It's a double flower type.  Upright growth, self branching.  Easy to grow.  Early bloomer.  Bush or garden hardy.  Can be trained to any shape.

Today at Westminster.

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 21:49

Mrs Garden.  No!  ihad been in London on Manday and to be honest, I tend to get a bit tired of late.  So I left the camera at home.

Scroggin.  Glad you enjoyed the show.  I will try and get to the AGS show on the 27th.  Perhaps we could meet up and have a chat.

Do my grape hyacinths have to go?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 23:38

NO.  Enjoy.  Let them continue to grow together.

Seed Suppliers

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 23:37

Tracey.  Take a look at these two.  Seekay Horticultural Supplies. www.seekkayhorupplies.com

Premier seeds Direct.

 

I have traded with both of these this season.

Believe me. 99p pr pkt.  More than enough in each pkt.

 

Give them a go.

Today at Westminster.

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 23:29

I popped up to the RHS halls at Westminster today.  The exhibitors seem to get less and less.  Yes! I am aware that the Westminster shows, only really come to their best, with the great autmn show.  However there were many delights. today.  One exhibitor was showing agapanthus,  Such a fine display.  I was taken by an exhibit of Heuchera.  I have to admit.  I have never seen such a vast variety.This exhibit was by a New Forest grower,  Then I was really taken aback.  Such a display of sink gardens and alpines.  Seveal of the sinks actually had tiny ponds plus duck weed.  Believe me.  I felt for a moment, like some heavenly body, looking down from above upon a tiny corner of creation.   There was a great display of daffs.  Truly, although I have to admit.  Not all of the types appeal to me, but.  The daff, the narcissi always apears to be so clean, so clear cut, for the white versions.  Yes.  So virginal.  I noticed an exhibitor. from H,W,HYde & Son.  Lily bulbs.  Sadly hewas chatting away to some people.  A really grand display of Hipestriums.  Sadly the numbers of exhibitors seems to be getting smaller.  I don''t know is it me or what.  I am that kind of chap. To those I know (ladies) a peck on the cheek.  Others a gallant gentle hand shake with a peck on the hand. To the gents.  A strong handshake.  However I find it hard at times to take.  For whatever reason.  So many folks seem to think they are the only ones there.  I admit.  I have had to resort to using a walking stick.  Wowee, the times I get braged out of the way.  I am begining tgo understand why so many people veiw us oldies as a load of impatient bad mannered so and so's.

Today at Westminster.

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 23:29

I popped up to the RHS halls at Westminster today.  The exhibitors seem to get less and less.  Yes! I am aware that the Westminster shows, only really come to their best, with the great autmn show.  However there were many delights. today.  One exhibitor was showing agapanthus,  Such a fine display.  I was taken by an exhibit of Heuchera.  I have to admit.  I have never seen such a vast variety.This exhibit was by a New Forest grower,  Then I was really taken aback.  Such a display of sink gardens and alpines.  Seveal of the sinks actually had tiny ponds plus duck weed.  Believe me.  I felt for a moment, like some heavenly body, looking down from above upon a tiny corner of creation.   There was a great display of daffs.  Truly, although I have to admit.  Not all of the types appeal to me, but.  The daff, the narcissi always apears to be so clean, so clear cut, for the white versions.  Yes.  So virginal.  I noticed an exhibitor. from H,W,HYde & Son.  Lily bulbs.  Sadly hewas chatting away to some people.  A really grand display of Hipestriums.  Sadly the numbers of exhibitors seems to be getting smaller.  I don''t know is it me or what.  I am that kind of chap. To those I know (ladies) a peck on the cheek.  Others a gallant gentle hand shake with a peck on the hand. To the gents.  A strong handshake.  However I find it hard at times to take.  For whatever reason.  So many folks seem to think they are the only ones there.  I admit.  I have had to resort to using a walking stick.  Wowee, the times I get braged out of the way.  I am begining tgo understand why so many people veiw us oldies as a load of impatient bad mannered so and so's.

work

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 21:51

The weather does play such an important part in our lives.  To be honest.    Hot weather really hurts me.  However in my working days.  My salary was, compared to todays, very poor, but I always looked upon it as.  Well! I'm being paid for enjoying my hobby.

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