Latest posts by pokhim

Gro-Sure Farmyard Manure

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 15:42

oh dear!!! Well i bought 20 bags of the same stuff last week and it was all fine! That is not a good batch!..

Flower ID

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 09:44

What are these flowers? The wife really likes them..

Hardy Annuals

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 13:27

ok, yep. can just remove bits of mulch where i want them to grow.

I think i might do a bunch of trays though. I could get 30/40 plants going which would be nice

Hardy Annuals

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 12:43

Hi there,

I want to direct sow some hardy annuals around the garden in the little nooks and crannies and among the perennials. 

I had a look at thompson and morgan and there are hundreds!! Are there any firm favorites that you could recommend?

Also, as I understand it. They need to be sown in light compost, as the seedlings will struggle in the heavy composted manure mulch. Will it be okay to just sow them on top of the mulch and then run a sprinkle of compost over the top and press them down slightly...?

Is buying plugs cheating?

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 13:00

ok.. well the wife will be pleased. She just wanted me to buy the plugs and get them into ground to make the garden look more instant!

I have a few things in pots now anyway and will sow some hardy annuals. I will do a mix of buying plugs and sowing seeds.

Is buying plugs cheating?

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 11:55

Hi there.

So I went to homebase looking for some seeds and compost etc and came across hundreds of plug plants of nearly everything I wanted for the season... .some poppies, sunflowers, echinops, sage.. 

Is it considered cheating a bit if i buy these and stick them in the ground? I feel like it would be more fun to grow them myself... 

What are your thoughts on buying plugs plants like this?

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 11:52

Planted 6 large and 6 small sunflowers and a tomato and cayenne chilli last night. Ready to go into the propogator.. I hope they do well!!..

Tomato seeds and seedlings

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 11:50

I planted out some tomato seeds last night into MPC.. they are in the propagator in the sunny kitchen right now. You think MPC will be ok?.. It's 7cm pot.

Hanging Baskets

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 16:03

Wow!! great advice there pete!! Really like the idea of hardening them off by putting them outside during the day and taking them inside at night!.. 

I will get started with sowing soon!..

Hanging Baskets

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 13:45

Ok! thanks!

I will get Maskotka seeds and sow them indoors, keep them warm until May time when I'll plant them outside. Really good idea on the basil!! I love basil!! The smell of basil is incredible!.. I really hope we get a nice long hot summer like we did last year!..

For strawbs, Thompson has a new one they're trialing which is Strawberry 'Just Add Cream™'Fragaria x ananassa. They flower from May to the first frost!.. I could put in 4 plugs and watch them go!! I reckon I could do a couple of these as the mrs is mad for strawberries!! Especially Eton mess style!..

That leaves one basket left... perhaps i'll just do flowers in this one!..

Discussions started by pokhim

strawberries baskets first season

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Flower ID

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Hardy Annuals

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Is buying plugs cheating?

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Hanging Baskets

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Plant list for new border..

Please tell me what you think! 
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Obelisk planting

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Big Dreams Small Spaces

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C.armandii leaves going brown!!

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