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Posted: 09/08/2013 at 12:24

Thanks everyone for your replies. I doubt my cosmos will be self-seeding anywhere - I've only got two flowers! Hence wanting to get started a bit earlier this year!

My plan is to sow seed in modules, put them out of the way somewhere and then plant them in any gaps as and when they arise. Some I may pot on and over-winter in pots. That sounds like it could work if they don't need to be under cover (no cover to be had in my garden).


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 09:51

Thanks Steve, that's very helpful. I hadn't realised they needed to be kapt under cover - I thought I could just sow them in the ground and leave them to get on with it!


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 14:17

Hopeful bumb


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 08:26

Possibly a silly question, but if I were to sow hardy annuals now, to flower early next year, would they flower right through summer if I kept deadheading or would they be over by June?

Also if anyone would like to recommend any hardy annuals or perrenials (one's that I can grow from seed now) they like, that would be lovely

Veronicastrums.....who's growing them

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 08:21

Would I have beought these from Wilkos as dried up root balls under the name 'veronica'? If so I have them too and they are growing but have not flowered yet!

Leaf cutter bee nesting in my alpine pot!

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 17:15

It lives next to where I like eating my dinner so should be able to get some awesome pictures while I eat. I'll water sparingly and watch out for little bee armbands 

Leaf cutter bee nesting in my alpine pot!

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 12:39

There's a leafcutter bee nesting in a smallish wide terracotta pot on my patio table! The pot has only a coulple of plants in and the bee has burrowed under one of them - I've been watching it go back and forth with leaves all morning 

My question is this: does anyone know if I can still water the plants? Just a little I mean. Also, does anyone know how long thet take to build their nests? By partners awat until Tuesday and hes going to be gutted he missed this!




Free Cosmos Purity Seeds with March Issue

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:01

Mine are all between 2 and 5 inches tall with absolutely no sign of flowering



Feline Invaders.....AKA Cats

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 14:18

Can't cats be trained just to go in a litter tray? That is to say, if a cat is litter trained will it not just go in it's tray (accessed via a cat flap I assume) and not people's gardens? I have always wondered why this wouldn't solve the problem.

Random plant appearing in garden

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 14:26

Looks like a sunflower seedling to me - they have surprisingly thick and rubbery baby leaves.

Do you feed the birds? Perhaps one of them has sown this for you....

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Leaf cutter bee nesting in my alpine pot!

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Bee spotting guide

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What flower seeds could I sow outside now to flower this year?

In particular calendula... 
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Seedlings and frost

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Sweetpeas - shall I divide up my plugs?

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Silly question about clay

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Anyone grown stocks or snapdragons from seed?

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Sweet peas or clematis in pots

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Pieris in shade

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How long after lawn feed and weed killer can I plant things?

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What exactly is full sun/part shade?

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Please ell me what to do with my summer bulbs!!!

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