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Collecting nicotiana seeds

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 16:43

That's good. Sticky things aren't they

Collecting nicotiana seeds

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 15:08

They make thousands of seeds don't they

I'm too hopeful of ripening anything that's still green now though. I haven't grown sylvestris this year but I'm waiting for affinis to ripen with hope reducing rapidly

Collecting nicotiana seeds

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 13:22

Hi DD, if they're enormous they're probably N. sylvestris. These are perennial but not that hardy. They do sometimes come through an East Anglian winter but are very late to flower. 

From seed is quicker.  The seed pods turn brown and the seeds can be tipped out. Make sure they're brown/black and ripe before you collect them. Store cool and dry and sow in very early spring.

I think yours  haven't reached seeding yet if they're still green, they hang on to them well and they drop, they don't blow

runner beans

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 23:14

I'm not much of a veg grower now but I always saved and swapped seeds of runner beans. I wouldn't have bought F1 hybrids in the first instance and they kept going round  for years

Tilted garden taken over by weeds

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 20:02

The thing about gardening is that weeding is a permanent feature. The tiller will have made the spread of perennials like twitch grass and ground elder worse but annual weeds will turn up whatever you do.

You have to try and convince yourself that you enjoy weeding.

advice

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 18:30

I've potted all my bulbs so far this year. I find that works well. I plant them as a potful where there's a gap

Grass seed

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 18:25

Best sort Snoodle. I don't spend time worry about weed and feed or leather jackets.

Mr and Mrs Mole are getting a bit over enthusiastic with their operations on a grass path though

advice

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 18:15

I wasn't going to have wallflowers next year Gg. Much of the garden needs reorganising and I thought I wouldn't put too much in. The alliums can be potted till I decide where to put them.

I haven't got the confirming email yet but I have a order number so assume all is well.

advice

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 17:48

I'm a bit slow and rarely notice these offers. Thanks for bringing the subject to my notice. I just ordered mine

Grass seed

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 16:46

I've sowed grass seed later than this, One lot was snowed on almost immediately after germination but carried on growing when the thaw came

But I just have grass. If you want a LAWN, you may have to give it more consideration.

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any ideas? 
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Can i put them out there yet? 
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another crown imperial question

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ID my fungus please

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3 for ID please

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