Oakley Witch

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Home made garden arch

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 22:31

I have a couple of white ones that I took cuttings from last year but this one has a pink flower. I have never seen it before so am hoping it will do well

Your experiences with Astrantia

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 22:27

Ooohhhh, I love all these links

I love finding things that are new to me and would much rather go through the smaller ones than the big major seed companies. I had no idea there were sooo many Aquilegias available. I'm looking for some unusual herb seeds. Do you have any site suggestions Nutcutlet?

Home made garden arch

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 22:18

I have a stunning night scented jasmine for the arch as in the woodland to the right of it is full of Honeysuckle and the smells are wonderful. My new nasturtiums are going in my big old barrel beside my french beans. I think they will look wonderful together and am looking forward to them arriving Gardengirl Yours were posted this evening so whould be with you soon.

I have a lot of scented plants in the garden and plan to have a lot more as I have a very good friend who is blind after a bike accident and like him to have the pleasure of the garden even though he cant see it.

Seed growing

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 22:03

This is true Nutcutlet lol

Your experiences with Astrantia

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 21:58

Ahhh, right. Ok, I have ordered some so am just waiting for them to arrive. Is there any particular compost mix that you have found is good? I just use regular compost with a layer of vermiculite.

That website is fantastic. It has an answer for everything so have added it to my favourites. Every little bit of info helps

Keep me posted on the outcome of your experiment please. Thankyou.

Seed growing

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 21:50

Frozz, Keep a little journal of what you are planting, how long it takes to germinate, how they do and when they are planted out. That way...you keep a record of your garden. i find it helps me very well. Good luck and I'm sure you will have a wonderful collection come summer time

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 21:40

Bugger...I'm I too late to sow my sweet peas? I have also been told that they can be planted in old toilet tubes as they can become established well and the cardboard can be removed before planting???

Home made garden arch

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 21:30

 I thought I would share this picture of my garden arch that I made before the snow hit us. I made it out of Birch. The small piece of land at the side of my house was being thinned out so had the chance to get some nice pieces of wood. 


Posted: 13/12/2012 at 21:24

That's great folks. Thankyou. I have loads of wild viola and things like delphiniums, aquilegias and sage seeds as well as a few more. I have no patience lol


Your experiences with Astrantia

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 21:20

Thanks Nutcutlet, So when are they best sown? Is now too soon??

Verdun, I understand totally lol. The only problem I have here is that the plants found in our garden centres are reared down south and they get a shock when they come up with the change in temperature. If I rear them myself, they are accustomed to the temperature so have a better chance of survival. 

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