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Shrinking Violet


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How do i plant Morning Glory

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 23:14

I have found that soaking the seeds overnight aids germination btw.  I have a lot of very healthy young plants in the GH - all free since I saved the seed from last year.  (Hope this helps).

I didn't know about consistent temp of 11 C+ Alina - thanks for that, I'll make sure I hold back on planting them out in a few weeks.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 14:45
Alina W wrote (see)

You're unkind, Violet - I shall be wondering all day, now!

I do have good reasons for a measure of anonymity (sp).  So I'll let it be for the time being, if that's ok.

I have regularly read the beeb boards, and am familiar with many of the contributors, albeit at a bit of a distance. 

btw I am finding my way around this board, and the more I look at it, the more I like it.  How refreshing to have moderators who seem to care, and are responsive.  Perhaps, with hindsight, we'll all come to think that the beeb has done us all a big favour by closing down their own message boards.  Well - there has to be a positive side to things. 

What is it they say?  "As one door closes another one opens".  So perhaps we need to see this as an opportunity rather than a disaster.

Just passing

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 12:17

Just goes to show how generous gardeners are, doesn't it?

Many years ago, a friend and I were out for a walk, when we came across a pile of perlargoniums at the front of someone's drive with a "please help yourself" note.  I had never grown them before, so I took a couple home, overwintered them, and I still have some cuttings of cuttings of cuttings etc etc from those original plants.  And it pleases me every time I look at them.

Oh, and I am very jealous of those hellebores, which I love, and which are on sale at the GC for silly prices atm.

What are these?

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 23:34

I wonder if they are wild arum (Lords and Ladies)?  The berries seem to be attractive to birds who drop them all over the place - especially in my garden, where I suddenly find them popping up in all sorts of odd places.

The tubers are a bit knobbly like the photo - but it's hard to be sure.  Perhaps the best thing is to isolate them and grow them in a separate pot.  They could just give you a pleasant surprise - but are easy to dispose of if not.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 14:26

Only small bit-part player on the beeb in recent times, Alina, but a regular reader.  I think I'll keep you guessing for now.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 14:07

Another refugee here - although I've changed my name.  Haven't posted a lot on the beeb for some time, so it will make little difference, I think.

This will take a bit of getting used to - but of all the sites srecommended, it seems to have the virtue of being more interactive (I hope).

Off now to do some serious gardening.  The sun is shining, and nature calls, as it were.

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