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Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:54

A definitive diagnosis can be made based on the reaction when you get germination B-L.

Are there squeals of delight ?  

Adding colour to grassy bank

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:50

I agree, large, bright-coloured double flowers. No 

Adding colour to grassy bank

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 08:09

I think it would look worse when cut as Mike says, but in the long run much better. Lots of grasses are tussocky if left, cocksfoot for one,but a good strim sorts it out.

It just looks like neglected grass now. What I wouldn't do is dig, except  holes for planting. It's all holding now but if you loosen the soil it will be away down the drive in the first heavy rain.

I'd cut it, wait for it to grow, kill patches with glyphosate where I wanted to plant, then just make planting holes. If you're using native plants suitable for your soil they'll be able to cope with that.

Then give it all another cut when seeding is over in the late summer. 



Posted: 24/02/2014 at 07:49

Good morning Jeannie

Yes, I am a seedoholic.

I  collect seeds from my own plants and sow them when I could get more, quicker, by division.

I look in non-mainstream seed catalogues and buy anything that's hardy especially those I've never heard of.

I have rows of pots outside all winter stratifying (a worry this year, no cold)

I have more rows in the cold GH sown around new year

I am about to create more rows of more sowing

Come April so much time is needed pricking out etc that I can't keep up in the garden.

I'll have a look and see what I've got left but I may have swapped it all on the forum in the autumn.



Posted: 23/02/2014 at 22:39

Nice one chicky

Look after yourself and eat properly whiteheather. Easier for me, OH is veg as well.

Plant I.D Help

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 22:25

I like the singles best.  they seed around as well which the doubles won't

Plant I.D Help

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 22:21

Be careful SG, they're addictive


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 22:20

They are Cody, a ridiculous price,  you can get them cheaper from Aldi and Lidl, and I've seen racks of cheaper ones in the GCs. But there's never a big choice.

Make sure you save the seed from the larkspur


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 22:17

Night Tracey .

I don't think I've said hello either whiteheather. Hello

Red Robin shrub

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 21:56

Duncan give it a good hack back. It will stimulate growth. Don't let it waste energy flowering.

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