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Seed swap

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 22:21

Oh no Nut! You're in the top 2 experts on're letting the side down! 

Luckily I was bored on New Year's Day and ordered 800litres of compost, some seed and some potting and came on a pallet a week ago, However, it's all sitting in the middle of our driveway, we look like right idiots, as there's also an unused butler sink, which I'm popping alpines in, and a bareroot mahonia I took from work 

I've ordered my new greenhouse 😄

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 22:16

Tracey, just don't feel pressured to learn all the names, I learnt my first lot, by trying to identify my favourite plants, the rest just stuck in my head, without even realising it  Even common names are better than nothing and these are surprisingly descriptive of the plants. 

If you're more keen in veg, you'll probably want to start with them ultimately. Have you sowed a lot from seed yet? 

I've ordered my new greenhouse 😄

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 21:29

If you're on iPhone and iPad that can make it come out like that Tracey. How bigs your garden? You could grow any perennial you desired, what are your favourites? And us lot will try and supply with with the information you need and I know I've got a few packets I wouldn't mind sharing 

I've ordered my new greenhouse 😄

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:10

That is any gardeners dream, like the ultimate, I'm really excited for you and it's not even mine! What size is it? And any thoughts what youre going to pop in there once it's built? 


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:02

Macropetala wesselton for me Stacey, it's gorgeous!  Although, I don't have huge knowledge of clematis by any means, but just makes you feel happy 

What a weird mild Winter

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 17:56

sending my condolences to your plants Star, I'm pretty sure I've lost all my penstemons and gladioli. 

However, I do have a hebe still in flower and a gypsophila raised from seed last year 


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 17:52

Hiya Marilyn, is it a raised bed you have, as this could have a huge effect on your chrysanths? 


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 16:14

Prehaps you could go for a swim in it Clari? 

Thats me done for today, just sowed 67 packets of Echinacea seed, 8 straight species and 59 cultivars! Don't particularly want to look at another seed for the next few days,methinks I'll put some membrane down instead!

Clean trousers

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 09:25

Whenever I step on a border, i get half of all that yellow clay on my flipping Welllies! And Clarington, that made me chuckle 

Planting for gravelled areas

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 08:57

John thats amazing! I'm not jealous atall 

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