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A Rant

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 14:47

I bought a  pack of oriental poppy seeds which to my surprise had not one single seed in the foil packet. 


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 14:28

Its raining here and its cold  I want my Sun back, a wish you lot stop hogging it  

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 11:27

I dont really like Euphorbia as well, I think there rather dull. I do like hanging baskets but not to many, I think some people go a little bit over the top sometimes.

Begonias/ seeds and greenhouse problems -

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 21:37

Growing begonia from seed is quite alot of work and it best to have a good set up with grow lights etc. I giving up after this year bothering growing from seed, I have grow them from seed before but its not worth the hassle and the expense.  I started mine 1st January in a heated propagator I got them to germinate but they just have done much since still about 3mm high. I bought 1 pot from the GC for £2 which had already germinated and well on there way growing, after pricking them out I got 92 plants much better value for money, especially after buying the seeds / heating the propagator.

begonia do require constant temperatures about 24 - 27C and like it humid and lots of light to have the best results otherwise germination can be erratic / poor .

They may have dried out in the greenhouse it can get very hot even in spring sunshine, I water mine from the base in a tray waiting to see the top layer of compost damp and then remove from tray.

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 21:11

You cant put wisteria on the list Yvie 

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 21:09

I dont really hate any plants but for the weeds, I am not a fan of achillea mollis / grasses / some conifers, hellibores are starting to win me over . There is a conifer I do like it has a strange scent when its been trimmed or brushed against it reminds me of strawberry milkshake . Aquilegia can be a pain in the back side for seeding everywhere

Its not a plant but I HATE gravel in gardens. 

surprised how many people don't like bedding plants. Gazania are one of my favourites.

Greenhouse - which one?

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 19:13

I have an Elite 10 x 8 which I am very happy with, I got bar capping and toughened glass. Instructions were quite poor but they were very helpful over the phone.



Newbie Hanging Baskets - Sweetpeas???

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 19:27

Sugar and spice is a good hanging basket sweet pea


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 16:28

It can be expensive to buy online with small orders when you include the p&p. I make a list of plants first and buy as may as I can afford to make the most of the P&P costs. it usually works out cheap that way. 


Weather warnings issued

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 14:15

Think I need some ear plugs too, everything seems ok no damage to the GH for now  its still really windy and  sleet / hail / snow / rain / sunshine 

Discussions started by Perki

How much water should I be watering Canna?

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Last Post: 17/05/2015 at 19:19

Got some new Pots today guess how much?

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Last Post: 28/03/2015 at 21:28

Heleniums growth rate ?

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Last Post: 16/03/2015 at 20:33

what colour pergola

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Last Post: 05/03/2015 at 19:36

Wood post in concrete

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Last Post: 13/02/2015 at 16:11

Recommended fruit and veg variety's

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Last Post: 01/02/2015 at 14:18

Where to keep hyacinths, GH or inside

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 22:28

To late to plant foxgloves?

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Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 22:57

A few questions

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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 09:30

Good year for Cucumbers

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Last Post: 07/08/2014 at 00:15

You like my cold frame?

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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 23:00

Wisteria planting.

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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 19:29

Cheap alternative for basket / trough liners?

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Last Post: 28/06/2014 at 10:14


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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 14:03

leaf spot on Marigolds?

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