Rich B

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Sowing poppies

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 18:15

It just seems odd to sow just before it get cold.. But if thats what nature calls for thats what ill do...

Sowing poppies

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 15:48

Wont seeds planted in autumn flower in spring and planed in spring flower in summer????

Sowing poppies

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 14:58

Thanks for that..

These are purchased seeds. i have just harvested my Oriental's seeds and will cast them hither and dither this week. This is the natural time, i just concern that they will sprout this autumn and will then have to deal with the winter as youngsters.

I have a growing lamp with witch i will try to keep the potted shedders over winter, Game of Luck.

Im sowing the Taz and Gig this afternoon.

Sowing poppies

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 14:36
Hi Is this the right time of year to sow my pap soms in the ground? Tazmanium and gigantium strain. I want a crop of poppy pods next spring and a second crop next summerish. I live in kent so winter is usually mild. I also have a 50ish pap som sprouts in pots in the shed and I'm not sure what to do with them as the pots are to small for them to flourish a d I know they don't like to be moved. I know these are opium poppies and I know I am not breaking the law. We need the large pods for an art exibission.... Any good poppy advise is good advice Rich

Bad Grape

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 10:50




 Hi. These are my grapes. The 1st pic shows the good vine, there's about 50 bunches on it that im planning to make wine with. The other pics are another vine 10 feet away and the grapes are ripening while small and splitting open, the leaves don't look to healthy. I dont know the type. Any thoughts


hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:45


i do soak but i never thought about teasing the roots. I said it to my dad, he pushes his fingers through a few times....i love gardening.....its so much better than my real job..

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:28

 looks a bit sad now....

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:26


i dug him up and found the soil around the roots to be very dry considering i watered it loads yesterday and its bee very wet here anyway. I removed 30-40% of the dry soil and pushed my fingers through a few times. Dunked it many time in water and then left it in water for 1/2 hour. I loosened the soil in the hole and added some stones then replanted.I notice water runs away from it as its on a slight hill so i burried a pot 1/2 the depth of the roots in front. i trimmed the flowers down to the next leaf node but left the dead looking leaves on as they still seem moist.

Hope it works.....

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 21:17

Good stuff.

I knew you weren't the froggy one....

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:12

would it be better to dig it out tonight and soak over night in a bucket, then work on the roots tomorrow????

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