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What compost for agapanthus seeds please?

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 15:46

Okay, I've just watched the Hampton Court show clip.

- First plant, keep in pots until it fills out a 2 litre pot, and keep it protected. Only when flourishing in the 5 litre pot (I think it was, I need to go and rummage in my shed to find which size approx it was), do you plant it outside.

They need sunny position, with good drainage and high potash feed.

It didn't say anything about what compost to put them in from seeds.  However as i said earlier my MPC seemed to work, so can't be too fussy I guess.

Hope that helps.

What compost for agapanthus seeds please?

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 13:28

It will be a good excuse to watch it, along as hubby hasn't deleted it. I'll try and watch it this weekend.  I thought it was a really good summary as it seems quite hard to find advice on agapanthus I've thought.

What compost for agapanthus seeds please?

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 12:36

i planted some seeds last Nov and Dec, (two different varieties), in just your bog standard compost and had them on the window sill in the house, they've done really well.  Now they are a year old, I have them in a cold frame next to the house.  I do have the Hampton Court agapanthus bit recorded.  Need to watch it again as it was useful about when to plant them out etc.

It can save a fortune to grow them from seed as one of the main agapanthus growers was at the Wisley Flower show and they were selling tiny plants for £6. 

I'm really excited about them, and will look for more seed heads to plant more this year.

Shakes you...

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 12:14

Unfortunately such a small amount of funding is spent on childhood cancer. Its only 4% of funds are spent on childhood cancer in the USA and I'm assuming it wont be much better here. So sad.

Gardener's belt and tools

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 13:45

Hortico, where do you get your felco's repaired and serviced for free? I was charged i think £13 for sharpening and a service at a local garden machinery place.  They said oh no-one gets these sharpened anymore, they just buy new  Hmm I don't think so.

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.

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