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Posted: 25/01/2016 at 21:28

I got some yellow flag iris ( pseudacorus ), they have broad sword shape leaves. I am not saying they are yellow flag iris but they do look similar to mine. Just wait and see I suppose 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 12:29

Do them handkerchief take years to flower?

need help with bed design and roses

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 01:03

I have seen cannas in bedding schemes, I dont know if you could class it as bedding plant, I grow some from seed last year, no flowers just green foliage. cant really think of anything else 

My Trip To Australia

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 19:26

great pictures Hefty  nice to see plants I have never seen before

Where to start

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 22:31

Hi Standen ,  Its a little bit early for sowing most seeds, and most plug plants will not be delivered until March at least I would of thought. 

I sow a lot of bedding plants for pots / baskets Mid/late February like petunias - snapdragons - busy lizzie - lobelia. Marigolds - bidens - mimulus in march

You could sow some geraniums ( pelargoniums ) and verbena now but you will need heat like a propagator or a warm windowsill. 

I buy begonias as plug plants or a pot which need pricking out. And I buy fuchsia plants as well.


What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 23:14

I am inspiring people to get their seeds organized  mind it is the only thing organized in my life


What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 22:00

I am a bit obsessive with my seeds  I have a wood box/case to keep them in,  I organize them A - Z then I make a sowing plan per month so I dont have to sort through and look at every pack of seeds. After I empty a pack of seeds I save the pack and buy some more at the beginning of next season.  A bit over the top but it keeps me busy and saves time when I am seed sowing 

Proposal on the local gardening show!

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 12:43

Congratulations Tootles   I can sense you are grinning like a Cheshire cat from here 

What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 23:40

You got quite a collection of seeds their Lyn, I can see the bunny grass I sent you . I need to order some more petunia seeds, I have took a liking to veined mirage petunias.

Ordered some more seeds today New guinea impatiens - agastache apricot sprite not grown either before, and some antirrhinium bronze dragon.

What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 12:50

Going to try Pennisetum - bedding salvia fire blaze - Ricinus - nicotinia sylvestris - fennel - suncherry premium tomatoes. 

Two of my dwarf strelitzia seeds germinated a few weeks back, so that another task for this year.

Eucomis octopus looks tempting, I come across one the other day burgundy something  looked nice aswell 

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How much water should I be watering Canna?

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Got some new Pots today guess how much?

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Heleniums growth rate ?

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what colour pergola

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Recommended fruit and veg variety's

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Where to keep hyacinths, GH or inside

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