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March in your Garden

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 17:48

I don't believe it ! ! ! !   remember I said that I'd sown some Cosmos among other seeds on Friday, well they're through already,  they wern't there this morning when  looked but when I walked past the gh about 4.40 they were through boy is that quick or  what,  I definitely need to get the rest away now.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 21:49

Got to 9.9c today so just failed to get into double figures but still nice and sunny makes you feel so much better when the sun is out and your busy in the garden get loads done and feel so much happier,  wonder if tomorrow will be the same 

March in your Garden

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 10:57

Never ever to old to learn when it comes to gardening I'm nearly 64 and learn new things everyday, not always put them into fruition but the tip is always there for a just in case day.

March in your Garden

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 22:46

That's half the fun of gardening Wintersong looking at what you put in one spot then deciding that maybe just maybe it might look better over there,  I find myself every year after it's all planted up thinking I could /should have put that plant there not there and now it's too late to move,  we are never satisfied at what we do in the garden that's what make's it fun.

March in your Garden

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 22:30

Forgot to say that most seeds say on the back of the packets how long it will take depending on the temperature that's why I brought one in as at the moment it's far to cold as the seeds need to be at least 15c - 18c to germinate.

March in your Garden

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 22:27

Right chica,  1st off,  if you have them outside I would try and secure them to a wall or fence because they are so lightweight they will take off in the wind,  mine did so now i have them fastened to the wall as you can see.


 leave the zip doors closed while the seeds are growing then when you have potted the seedlings on into bigger pots leave the doors open through the day then close at night as you need the heat still for them to grow, then as the days,  hopefully, get warmer and the plants get bigger you can leave the doors open all the time,  that's called "hardening off" I  do that for about 2 weeks then the plants are ready or should be to go in the ground,  I keep one up all year round and as you can see this one has tomatoes in then in late autumn I plant sweet peas so mine are in use 365 days.

Training rose

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 19:16


 This is my Rambling rose it flowers once a year can never remember if it's rambler or climber,  anyway,  what I did was train the leaders (the main stem) straight up then when they got to the top of the fence gently turned them to go horizontal,  works for me and as you see it fills the fence which is 6 ft high.

March in your Garden

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 19:11

Well I've been constructive as I've brought one of my plastic GH's into the kitchen (I have the room) so I can set some seeds away as time is getting on and no sign of any warm weather yet so at the moment I have the following with about 15 more to go

Trailing Lobellia...................Crystal Palace

Evening Primrose................Yellow


Erigeron.............................Blue Fairy

Cosmos............................Sensation Mixed

Himalayan Poppy...............Blue

Poppy Shirley Single..........Mixed

Poppy Oriental ...................Dwarf Allegro

Sunflower...........................Teddy Bear


Have just counted another 22 packets waiting to be sown,  looks like I could have a very busy weekend,  ohh and I have 3 packets of hellebore seeds to come yet at this rate I shall have to bring the other little GH in or maybe just sow some direct in April or May.

March in your Garden

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 23:54

How are things growing in your garden in the month of March,  what tips and hints can you pass on to others.

box hedge health issue

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 23:52

Thanks for that Dave,  I thought June was the better option why cut the new spring growth off, very strange. 

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