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

Posted: Today 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: Today 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: Today 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.

Too early to chit?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 17:48

lol Edd, that made me laugh! Really??? I can plant them? How exciting! Right, they're in the 'to do' queue...which is getting very, very long...Thank you!

Too early to chit?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 17:21

Very useful and interesting thread, thanks to all. I have Rocket and Roosters chitting away and they look nearly ready so am going to go with comment from the Irish allotmenteer and get them all in on St Patrick's day!

Now then, I've just been clearing out my root veg basket (stuff bought, not grown, sorry) and have found 3 apache potatoes with seriously long white and other coloured sprouts. Can I plant these and try to grow a crop from them or should they go in the bin/compost please?

Music in the Garden

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 09:59

I am very boring, I just wander round with Radio 4 on a portable radio and I have a permanent radio tuned to the same in the GH. I love to have Gardeners' Question Time on when I am working up there but often am so distracted I forget what they've said so listen again on Sunday afternoon!

Sowing mad!

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 16:54

Thanks so much everyone - I thought you were all going to say 'TOO EARLY YOU FOOL!' Really good to hear what everyone else is doing too. BusyBee, I am so pleased by what you say about Royal Bride especially as they are so fiddly to sow! Are yours in sun or part shade? I hope mine produce lots of offspring too! Mrs G - phew about the cleome & cobea - these are new to me (as is all of it come to that!) so I'll be patient. Hmm, should I follow your example and also sow some courgettes I wonder? GF, what kind of angelica did you grow? That's a biennial isn't it? You've also inspired me to sow some lupins, the seeds are in the box waiting. Janapana - what veg seeds have you sown? Mark, glad to hear your snapdragons are doing ok. Exciting isn't it!! I got 4 sea holly plants, plenty of green shoots, in the pound shop today - I tried to stop myself but couldn't - I think I am going to pot them up for now and stick them in the GH or coldframe...feels like the right thing to do until we are 'safe' down here on the Hampshire coast. 13 degrees today though! Very odd! Thank you everyone, you've really inspired me

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

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Cobea - how long do they take to germinate?

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Sowing mad!

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Monarda/Phlox/Liatris/Dicentra (roots & bulbs) - plant now or pot up?

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Chicken manure - what should I do with it?

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Mulching: when, how?

Conflicting advice in gardening books 
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Dierama/agapanthus plants: plant now or leave til spring?

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