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Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: Yesterday at 13:21

I would take them out of the propagator after first true leaves. Windowsill will be fine for now.

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 16:04

I have hoards of plants in plant pots wondering what to do with them, I usually give them to neighbours and everybody else, the gas man went away with a monarda scorpion last time because he mentioned he like it. 

Went GC the other day to look at aquarium deco and seed compost but I pick up a holly golden king and eucomis bulb, I wasn't really intending of buying any plants but you know what happens 

Ordered Canna Durban and Australias from hart canna, bit pricey but well recommended by some forum members and i know they will be virus free and excellent plants.

Last edited: 20 January 2017 16:05:31

Helenium advice

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 21:43

Nice picture AngieR 

Helenium advice

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 12:40

I know slugs are a nightmare, I buy some wool pellets and spread them around the plant, keeps them large at bay until they get big enough. Wind did more damage to mine last year. 


Posted: 14/01/2017 at 12:37

Well done pokhim you've done a fantastic job transforming the garden, I hope you got some alliums bulbs last year, they will look really well. Whats with the chicken fascination  still going to get a topiary chicken.

I love Japanese gardens wish i had the space. 

Helenium advice

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 12:29

Moerheim Beauty is the best red helenium I have seen it turn copper orange with age, mine out performed sahin - walruat last year,  but it would require staking like most heleniums in exposed sites. Helenium short and sassy is a short variety. 

Helenium seeds as far as I am aware are not true to seed, they are just hybrids. If you want a red / orange get a named variety.

Guaranteed to flower June

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 18:44

June is a bit of gap for flowers, late spring / early summer flowers are just finishing but summer / late summer flowers are just around the corner. In France you might have the summer plants flowering around that time but I dont know, I am from the northwest England so you could 2-3 weeks ahead in terms of flowering times because its warmer in France. 

Only thing coming to mind at the momnet are regale lily - larkspur - Sweet peas ? - roses ?- early sowing of ammi - early cosmos sowing. 

Sorry I am not much help  its difficult to guarantee around that time

Last edited: 12 January 2017 18:45:03


Posted: 12/01/2017 at 17:00

That sounds great  how did you keep it secret for so long 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 15:54

Look like your really busy Victoria at the moment with the allotment and that. 

Today I've pruned the grape vine, washed most of my pots for seedling in the kitchen which made a total mess, spent more time cleaning up after myself. Need to get the rubber out to clean off all my plant label next.

Climbing rose

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 15:48

Could take hard wood cutting now 

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