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This dreadful(?) weather and planting!

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 15:34
rjmprospero wrote (see)

I'm a brand new member to these forums and indeed a relatively new gardener.  In the last 2 years I've become addicted but my enthusiasm is tempered with my inexperience so here's a question I'd love some help with.  I've had two very successful years of growing veg -  all sorts of varieties, however, this year I have been 'bottling' planting out my young ones and have kept postponing my sowing for fear of everything being washed away in the rain or beaten by frost.  Am I right to hold off? Should I be braver? Any advice would be very welcome, thank you.

What are you growing?

Garden Gallery

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 15:09

Pam-of course after I wrote that I realised is probably how you posted the video-

Plant stall for early July

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 14:56

Blue Lake Pencil Beans

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 14:55

Hold back for a while -I had the same problem last year-I started some in pots- some germinated -those that didn't rotted- resowed rotted again-then resorted to sowing direct into the soil at the beginning of June-no problems and beans a few weeks later

My advice for what it is worth is to sow 2/3 per support outside around then-there is plenty of time- trust me-it is too early to start them off just now indoors anyway they like warmer temperature to flourish properly outside and that is weeks away

Plant stall for early July

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 14:14

or wanting to plant a stall now for July

Plant stall for early July

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 13:53

Are you asking for ideas?


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 12:22

Yep-it will be ok.

Talkback: How to grow wallflowers

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 11:39

Wallflowers are basically a short lived spring flowering perennial so you sow from seed in May/June or buy in plants around September for flowering the following year-most people then ditch them to make way for summer bedding-you can keep them for subsequent years but they turn into woody straggly plants.

There is also another perenniel variety- Erisium -usually mauve or yellow

All are completely hardy

April in Your Garden

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 11:30

Well it looks like no gardening again today-not that much needs doing in any case-just a matter of waiting for a bit before doing the baskets, the containers, setting out the tomato plants, planting out the dahlia tubers,sowing the beans.........

I have a list

Talkback: Taking geranium cuttings

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 11:15
Solitaire wrote (see)

Is there a reason for planting several cuttings in the same pot - apart from space issues is it ok to give each cutting it's own pot so there's no need to re-pot later?

You can do but the pot needs to be small you dont want a single cutting sitting in a 3 inch pot of damp compost for example the idea of putting lots of cuttings  together is that not all root so it saves on space, compost etc

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