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Seed swap

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 22:36

I think this forum and most of us would be lost without you and verd! 

Haha youre never that old! My nans 82 and she works and drives,shes fine, what's your excuse 

Yeah i got a trade account with IBS and they gave me free delivery because my order was over a certain amount - can't remember how much, although they did come at 8:00am on my day off and woke me up! My mums only got a little 1.1 kia Picanto, can barely fit one bag of compost in there! Although, we have had trees sticking out windows and nearly got stuck on a roundabout when I filled it up with stuff for the tip! Whoops

I've ordered my new greenhouse 😄

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 22:29

I don't see why your 'tall with blue flowers' Plants won't come back, unless they're not fully hardy or bulbous, in which case they may have rotted in all this rain I think? 

I've never had much success with growing veg, apart from beans, peas, onions, leeks and radicchio oddly enough. If you don't have much time, most perennials take less maintenance than veg. and often easier too. Annuals may be a good starting point, they're literally the easiest things to grow from seed, and the packets are fairly cheap too. You could pop some into bare spaces in the veg patch, they mix really well. Night 

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!

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