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Planting plans and keeping track of your plant names

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 21:11

thank you so much everyone for your responses.  I've only just seen I had this many.  The notifications stopped coming through. I will have a good read through. 

In response to a gardening diary, I have two of these which I do use.

A great idea for Christmas.

Anyway I'm off to read all your great responses.  Thank you.

Planting plans and keeping track of your plant names

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 13:05

that's a good idea, however we had an abundance of squirrels who love to pull out all name labels when I've put them in. ...

Planting plans and keeping track of your plant names

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 12:53

4 years ago, we moved into our house.  I have gone about clearing and replantings all the flowerbeds. 

When I first did the main flowerbed, I drew up a planting plan in a notebook with grid paper, However that flowerbed is 25m long and I have a 40m long flowerbed, down the length of the garden. which as I'm sure you can imagine is rather hard to fit onto some notepad grid paper in any detail.

I've been adding more and more plants and thought it is time to update the planting plan but not sure where to start so that I can capture everything.  Plus how do you capture seasonal plants on a planting plan, for example in spring I have bluebells and forget me nots and then in the summer something else will grow up through it.

I have a notebook where I try and list the plants when I buy them and put in a rough idea of where I planted them, but I'm sure I've missed some plants off.

So basically how do you all keep track of your plants and plant names and where you've planted them.

Also I'm not sure I've helped myself as I tend to buy 1 of a plant, to see if it survives in my dry sandy soil, then if it does I will buy more of them.  I'm gradually getting the idea that a mass of one plant looks a lot nicer, but haven't wanted to plant a mass of one plant for it not to thrive.  Its all about learning what works and what doesn't.  Therefore this makes it harder to keep track on a plan as so many different plants.

Any advice on how you've done your planting plans and keep track of plants gratefully received. 

thank you.

Echinacea plant

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 17:53

a friend and I talked to a producer of echinacea at Wisley flower show, he said that pink ones are much hardier than the orangy ones that are around now.  So just a heads up, anything other than pink is tricker to grow. 

For us novices out there its good advice, glad I love pink :-)

Coldframes in winter

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 20:50

following, as this will be my first winter using my coldframe and I have no idea what to do with it either.


Posted: 05/10/2016 at 05:53

What do you feed them with? I saw some special agapanthus food. Do you use that or something else. I haven't fed mine yet. 


Posted: 04/10/2016 at 20:50

I'm following this, as I have some seedlings that I planted last November, that are doing well.  My plan was to put them in a cold frame and if I run out of space the will go right up against the house, which is pretty sheltered, I'm in Surrey, so not as cold as Scotland. 

Its certainly a labour of love, I can't wait to be able to plant them out en masse.

Good luck with yours.

Seedling id please

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 11:34

does anyone know what these seedlings will grow into please. Just tackling front flower beds which are under a massive beech tree, so don't want to get rid of something that might actually grow... Thank you. 

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:32

Aym280 here is the link  I emailed them last year and got the list sent through that way.  It came in the post but I ended up not getting any.  I know a few people that did though.

Agastache Blue Boa

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 10:24

Hi Verdun, I'm back from holiday and so am planning on doing the cuttings of my blue boa.  All of the shoots have flowers on them ? I'm thinking though that i should be looking for stems that don't have flowers.  Is that correct ?

Am off to buy some perlite too ? My cuttings never suceed unless I put them in the gel, which seems to be fairly idiot proof, so I shall be trying both and see which works best.

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