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Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 13:58

Looking really good paul  , you done well to germinate the Begonia seeds, they do take ages to start putting on some good growth so be patience. 

Deals on plants!

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 17:51

I got some snapdragon seeds from lidl the other day . I find the lidl seeds reliable and cheap.


Posted: 04/02/2017 at 22:37

Dont worry alliums are very reliable, unless you planted them in ground what gets water logged they be fine. I suppose later you planted them the later they will show. Not one of my alliums are showing yet

Trim Knophia Leaves

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 22:33

I would cut them off the lawn, I cut everything what is overhanging causing damage to the lawn.

I might be an idea to change the kniphofia to a smaller variety / trying to find space somewhere else or re-cut the lawn edge around the plant.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 21:22

Lovely pictures, cheers me up knowing spring nearly here  

I haven't noticed any snowdrops showing here yet 

Last edited: 03 February 2017 21:23:01


Posted: 02/02/2017 at 21:56

The ground will very likely be compacted, it could do with digging over. It might not be sandy soil when its dug over, the sand could of been used to level the ground. 

Digging in compost will help retain moisture if you soil is sandy.

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 15:00

Tigrah - your snapdragon seedling are starting to get  leggy, they need more light. The heat from the propagator helping to accelerate growth but there isn't enough light ( growth increases alot even without extra heat ), so the seedling go looking for light that how they get leggy. Take them out of the propagator and transfer them to a bright windowsill for now. 

Not all seeds need a propagators sweet peas will happy grow on a windowsill / greenhouse / cold frame, it will give you more space then for other seedling which need more heat like petunia's etc . 

Most seedling which have gone leggy can be potted upto the first set of leaves. I dont mean to lecture just trying to help   

Last edited: 02 February 2017 15:01:28

Deals on plants!

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 00:42

My local Lidl have seeds in tomorrow 

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 22:42

Thanks Bright star seeds arrived . I havent got any lollipop verbena seeds, I've cut the top off when putting it in storage.

Rosemummy - I just received Ammi Visnaga off Bright star. if you still want some I happy to share. Got some verbena Bonarises seeds as well. 

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 17:06

Well been GC today  got some dahlias - few african queen lilies - cyclamen and some trays, manged to restrain myself from getting more dahlias want to see what Lidl will have in soon. 

Arrived home with a parcel waiting for me with some cannas in, and a letter from gardenmaiden with tothonia seeds 

Aym - where are you going to plant 40 dahlias. I wonder if you've got dahlia david howard ? its a must have in my opinion 

Last edited: 27 January 2017 17:10:21

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