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Sweet peas from this year's seed - do they come true?

Posted: Yesterday at 09:37

When would you recommend David? I have never sown in autumn before so not sure of the best time?

 

Sweet peas from this year's seed - do they come true?

Posted: Yesterday at 09:29

Thanks both - I'll give it a whirl & sow them this weekend. Will probably go for the cold frame option and hope for the best!

Unusual Plant

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 15:19

Looks just like my jerusalem artichokes - now about 8ft high and about to flower!

 

Sweet peas from this year's seed - do they come true?

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 13:16

Hi all - I have left a few of the better performing sweet peas to go to seed and now have quite a good supply of seeds. Questions: will they come true if I sow them? and question 2, since I want to have a display in June next year, should I sow them now or is it too early? Thank you in advance for your wisdom!

Established cuttings of E. Bowles Mauve - plant out now?

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 16:44

Thanks Lyn and Verdun - knew you'd point me in the right direction! Will do as you say

 

Established cuttings of E. Bowles Mauve - plant out now?

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 14:04

Hello experts, embarassing novice here. I took some cuttings from my perennial wallflower in about June time and they have really taken well. Can I plant them out into the beds now for next year? Likewise, I have strong young hollyhock, echinops & delphinium plants, about 4-6 ins high - fine to go out now or should I wait? Thanks as always, I never act before I hear from you guys!

Homegrown Wedding Flowers

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 13:58

What a great discussion - I am getting married the following Saturday in June next year so all great tips, thank you! Trouble is, the reception is in our garden so I have that to prepare too but it should be OK. I tried Ammi majus this year - sown last September - it was an amazing plant, grew to about 5-6ft tall with lots of frothy white flowers, it would make a really good filler and should be blooming just in time (I'm along the coast near Portsmouth Amy). Like Jodie, I'm also collecting jam jars (big mayonnaise ones are the best!) and trimming with lace, jute garden string, scraps of ribbon and garden raffia. Start now - they take ages! Thanks all for the flower tips, I'm off to search my seedbox and see what I can get sowing now

Best buy books!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 17:56

Hi Buds, I am a newcomer like many on here and I have got some of my best books from our local charity shops - including RHS, Readers' Digest and Dr Hessayon's stuff - usually for about 50p or £1 each. Newer books such as some of the ones mentioned by others above here have been on my birthday and Christmas lists and I too recommend the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Plants - I read it nearly every night like a saddo! Enjoy and good luck - I admire and envy your career change, wish I had the courage!

Cobea - how long do they take to germinate?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:33

Wow! Thanks so much Hostafan! I have just read it and I'm heartened that it may yet come to life. Brilliant, thanks for taking the time to do that

Cobea - how long do they take to germinate?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:08

Hello experts, I am hoping you can help me yet again. I sowed a packet each of purple and white Cobea on 23rd Feb in my unheated greenhouse, into cell trays and covered with lids. This was according to the packet instructions. To date - absolutely nothing has come up! Yet other seeds sown around that time are all up and making good progress. Do Cobea just take ages to get going?? Any insights gratefully received! The seeds were brand new, from Sarah Raven.

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