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anyone got any ammi majus seeds spare?

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 11:24

I love them and find they grow much better from an Autumn sowing. Mine usually grow about 4 to 5 feet, however this year I forgot and sowed them in Spring. They grew to about 2 to feet and although still pretty, they lacked the impact of Autumn sown seeds.


Posted: 25/09/2015 at 17:57

Thanks Hostafan, I thought I was the only one, I really would rather watch paint dry.

Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 13:18

What a lovely, if very sad post.

You are doing the right thing, as you say, it could have been so much worse.

You will go through a grieving process, just like we do when we lose people.

I think you have been amazing in how you have managed this situation, especially with the incredibly busy life you seem to lead.

You are an example to all of us.


Posted: 25/09/2015 at 13:13

Afternoon all.

turned out quite nice, so spent the morning moving plants that were in places where I didn't think they worked, one of my favourite jobs, hoping they will look better in their new spots.

Managed to find a couple of plants hidden by other growth, which feels like getting new plants for free.

Sea holly

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 08:49

I am surprised Northern Lass. The situation looks perfect, as long as your soil is not too wet.

Plant markers

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 08:47

You can buy wooden tongue depressors, as used by doctors, fairly easily, [ I believe ] on line, which should be good. I haven't tried them myself.


Posted: 25/09/2015 at 08:45

Morning all.

Strange weather today, sunny now, but have already had 2 very heavy showers. Could be one of those outside, rush inside, then out again sort of days.

SM already done, so feel moderately virtuous.

OH really struggling with her job and the traveling, she is back in the NHS, having been out of it for 10 years and says the bureaucracy is worse than ever. Driving 3 hours a day for a miserable job is no fun. Serious chat this w/e.

Have a lovely day everyone.

is it worth the extra?

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 08:35

Garden centres tend to stock a very limited range of "common " plants and sadly the staff are often not very knowledgeable.

If you want more unusual plants, often better grown, you should search out local nurseries, or shop on line.

There is a thread on here, which discusses firms we have found to be good, or bad. 

Sea holly

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 17:16

Skylark, Eryngiums do like poor soil, best not to enrich the soil.

Sea holly

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 15:47

That's the word I was trying to think of, Nut. I have Angelica which can flower several years after sowing, but then die.

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