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Buying seeds online and ship them to Holland

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 15:03

Meant to say also that there are some forum members who live in or frequently visit Holland...........Obelixx is one.  Maybe he/she could offer some info/advice.

Buying seeds online and ship them to Holland

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 14:59

Reico.........you will find that most seed companies and several nurseries will send seeds to Holland.

Don't know about fully grown plants  ( do you mean plants as opposed to shrubs/tees ).  I imagine you would need to check each supplier as to what size they are prepared to ship.  Delivery charges may be an issue with these tho..

There is a thread  "The Good Guys" on here which may be worth looking thru.

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 14:51

Nutcutlet...........H foetidus seeds.  If you manage to collect some and have sufficient then yes please ( tho I wasn't hinting -  honestly ).

investing in a heated propagator.

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 19:04

If you have the space and money, I'd go for a heated bed every time.  I had years of pleasure with my soil warming cables........depending on the layout, they can be so productive.

Propagators aren't really a fair comparison.......they work well for what they consist of but you are always restricted.

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 18:59

Lilly........Nicotiana...........I know...........ridiculous isn't it but truly I do have a little clump of them still flowering.

Nutcutlet......."hundreds of years ago ".....I can empathise with that  I find them quite interesting but none here. 

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 18:42

H foetidus.........I remember that from previous gardens....was one of the earliest for me.

New To This!

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 18:31

Just don't sow your "hot" stuff too early.......Chillies, Peppers, Tomatoes etc. will germinate happily in a heated ( propagator ) environment now but unless you have the light levels, most of them will end up leggy and weak in the UK climate.

Far better to wait until later in the year ( March maybe ? )......your seeds will still germinate but you will have the added advantage of higher light levels to keep them sturdy.  Little point in producing early plants which grow tall before the all important flower production.

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 18:22

Joyce...........I was thinking the same thing about buds....so annoying otherwise I could have added Daphne and C. armandii

Maybe we could have an "almost" there........maybe not tho........could get a bit complicated

birds in my garden

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 17:48

Emma.......lucky you for the Bullfinch...........they seem to be few and far between these days.  My last sighting was a good few years ago.

Hope you feel better soon

Feeding birds

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 17:36

Bread also tends to expand once eaten even when you think you have soaked it.  It is not the best food for birds altho many people still continue to throw out bread " for the birds".  Best avoided IMO.

I also notice huge chunks of bread littering my garden when neighbouring birds bite off more than they can chew and lose their meal .....good news that they didn't manage to actually eat it but clearing it up  fills my rubbish bin  

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