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Talkback: Growing aquilegias

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 22:10

If you sow now they'll be big enough for winter in a cold frame pammie. I sow mine fresh and have never lost more than the odd one in winter and mostly they're outside.

I sowed my bought seed in a cold greenhouse in january this year. They all germinated and I didn't have to worry about winter survival.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 21:47

that's good, that's quite a distinctive pattern on your moth, very nice. I don't think I've seen one of those here, it's quite distinctive, I think I'd remember the moth even if I couldn't remember the name

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 21:27

Sorry to let you down Fg, I don't know this one. I'll save him to my moth file and I know someone who will know.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 21:05

Monday was oppressively hot here, today was just hot. The weekend was lovely and relatively cool so lots of gardening got done. 

GG, I really think once a year is too often for cleaning a bedroom, I'd slow down on that if I were you

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 20:59


Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 20:46

I won't need your email address to send a private message I'll click on your poppies and 'message me'.

I'll start with a pic

 Right,, done that, oenothere rosea and annual quaking grass.

Await your PM


Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 19:21

Hi WaF, I've not been about lately due to lack of internet. Back now

How's it going with the photo uploading? If you're still struggling I can do an upload of something and write down each step and PM you.

My meadow had been a bit of a sad sight this year, too much rain early, too tall, too much wind, all fall over. Good yellow rattle though and lesser knapweed now. Also the first of what I believe is meadow vetchling. Not bad in a few places but overall a mess.


Poppy Fields

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 19:04

Hi LF, Some of my best poppies have been the ones that self seeded and germinated in late summer and grew slowly til next spring then had lots of flowers in the following summer. Or you can sow them in spring. as Jim said, it's exposure to light not cold that they need

Can someone help identify what this "bee" / bug this is?

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 13:13

It's a lovely insect, I shall have to check the figworts for larvae.

Can i keep deadheaded Dianthus heads to harvest seeds?

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 12:35


Berghill wrote (see)

And remember the golden rule about cuttings, ONE never roots, SIX, all of them do.


Or in my case 6 of them all don't. I'll get the hang of one day.


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