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Looking ahead

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 16:50

Blimey you are keen! You dont need to plant Spring bulbs till September for most, but later for Tulips.

Start sowing som perennial seeds for colour next year.

Lupin from seeds

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 15:54

Hi there. You can sow Lupin seeds now, although they may not flower this year. There is no need to soak them.

I sow mine into modules [ a seed tray that is divided into smaller sections; I would use a 15 module tray. ]

I would start them off on a window sill, then move tem to consevatory once germinated.

You will need to transplant into bigger pots as they grow.

When they are a few inches high, the pots can go outside.

I would not plant them in the garden till they are at least 6 inches tall, as that will increase their chances of survival.

You may be wise to cut off any flower stalks that appear this season, as that will give you stronger plants for next year.

Hope that helps, seeds really want to grow.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 15:12

I am hoping for a double. I hope that OH has got me Chelsea Flower Show tickets, as it is on over my birthday, and then Glastonbury would be ace.


Posted: 07/04/2014 at 14:56

Some pictures of my Mandarin ducks on the pond. They were at the back, and very flighty, so not great pictures.

 His Mrs is there, but rather dull and camoflaged [spelling? ]


Posted: 07/04/2014 at 12:39

Still raining here, I want to br outside!

Have just watched Beechgrove Garden, enjoyed it more than GW.

Going to watch the Hidcote programme next.

Its a tough life, dont know how I do it.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 09:49

This year I am growing Trilliums for the first time, I bought small pieces of root at Harrogate autumn show. Thet have started to appear, so I am hopeful. I am growing them in the same area as the Meconopsis.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 09:44

I think I might have got Glastonbury tickets, the second lot were released Thursday and a friend thinks he has got them. I have wanted to go for ages, although not sure about the camping and things.


Posted: 07/04/2014 at 09:41

Morning all, wet and horrible here, think i shall catch up with TV gardening shows.

Hope all you workers have good days, and better weeks than some of you had last week. DLTBGYD.

Hope your mum is continuing to recover Verdun.

I have now placed my Meconopsis under 24 hour armed guard, in case you were planning anything KEF.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 00:24

I think you are right fidget, I think i only started getting success when I collected my own seed. I wonder why?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 21:10

I did not used to be able to grow them, but I loved them so much, because of many Scottish holidays, that I kept trying.

Verdun is right; cool, semi-shade, moist conditions preferred and leaf mold seems to have helped.

They are not long lived so I sow seed each year, in the autumn, in an unheated greenhouse, the winter cold seems to help them germinate. Last years seeds have just germinated and should flower next year. Most of the existing plants seemed to have started growing, so my collection is increaing. Sorry does that sound like I am bragging, if not then I am.

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Chelsea wish list

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New TV programme

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What new flower seeds are you going to grow in 2014

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an experiment

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Something better change [ and it has ]

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Count your blessings

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postal offer

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