Ryan Lloyd

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Vanilla is an Orchid!!

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 21:31

I had no idea about that either! I thought it was cotton that was an orchid, now I need google to tell me what plant the cotton is Haha

Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 21:30

Whoops sorry, our comments crossed. Tracey, take the advice from Nut rather than myself, she definitely knows her stuff! 

Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 21:29

I know I'm hypocritical for saying this, but it'd be wiser to wait really. Saves the effort of keep moving them from place to place. You've got to remember, if we get high winds or heavy rain it could splash the seeds out of the tray. 

Nut what's up with you echinaceas then? They seem to love it in my garden, hence my obsession with them! 

Gardeners world live

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 21:26

Well I'm from Brighton and me and mum get up fairly early, say 7, car by 7:45 and there by 11:30, then leave around 6 and we seem to get everything done. Not quite sure where you are (sorry never heard of your place ) , but it may be worth it, but bare in kind all of the hotels are expensive! Yes show gardens are there on the last day, and there's talks about the show gardens too. Also, go and see someone live from the gardeners world team, last year I saw monty don, year before carol klein (and also got my book signed by her!!! ) and year before joe swift, this year, dairmuid gavin. Not going to lie, it's very busy and it can get a bit ugly, but none of my things have ever got damaged, we bought these cute little fold away trolley things for £12 I think it was and they're brill, everyone has them.

Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 21:13

Youre right about the echinaceas Nut, they like a bit of light, but need to be kept from flying away, so I pop a thin layer of vermiculite on top

Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 21:10

I know tracey and patsy, even I was shocked! 

Regarding the seed viability, I've got a few packets of seed out of date by Atleast a couple of year, such as my Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red', which Ive lost this year I'm sure, but the seeds still germinate very well, I hate throwing seeds away, unless I really have to. You can literally just pop it in on google and it will give you an estimate of how long the seeds will last. 

Gardeners world live

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 21:02

Hiya Red, been there for the last three years running and loved it every year, will be no different this year, however, don't think there's enough to string it out for two days, but it's certainly a good few hours! There is lots to buy there,mall at discounted prices, last year I managed to spend my £150 budget like that. Go on the last day,because some   things are discounted even further 

Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 19:47

Aww thankyou artjak  Don't worry, you'll probably be bombarded by questions from me and youll regret you said that haha! 

Because of this thread, I decided to count all my seeds and whoops, it took me an hour to sort through and count and I have 437 packets!  That's not even silly, that's just ridiculous 


Posted: 20/01/2014 at 08:10

Pretty much tracey. Begonias are half hardy perennials, so most people treat them as half hardy annuals and chuck them on the compost heap every year. Now I'm going to confuse you even more...Most begonias are tuberous, so they have a swollen root system, a bit like dahlias, and some aren't. The ones that aren't usually worth keeping for another year, but the tuberous ones are and that's what these begonias are, so yeah, an even better bargain 


Posted: 19/01/2014 at 22:08

I bought these exact plants, think it was early last year, they were giving them away, all is had to pay way 5 quid p&p. Potted then into 9cm pots with JI no 1 and left them in my conservatory. then planted them in my brackets in may. Flowered fine and don't really require much fuss, just dont ever let them dry out and don't waterlogged them either, as I believe they're tuberous,so need to be taken out around october time and stored in a gh. Feed them every couple of weeks too. Begonias are notoriously hard to germinate, so go for it! 

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