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Sunflower seed heads for bird feed

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 09:36

HI,

I'm growing a small variety of sunfower (http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/helianthus-debilis-vanilla-ice/classid.2000014780/). I wonderd if i should leave the flower heads on when they've gone over for the birds, although the centre seems slightly furry, not seedy like the traditional big yellow sunflowers. Do i just need to eave them longer or shall i dead head them? Not sure if all varieties of sunflower produce seed that can be left for teh birds to feed on.

Raspberry problems

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 22:44

I have raspberries on the verge of ripeness as well as others no way near- still tiny, tight little green things...and yes, early on they do look a bit grey. There are summer and autumn (later summer) fruiting, all ripening at different times.  water well occasionally rather than little and often and enjoy once they're ripe and ready, they will be before too long- but make sure the birds and squirrels don't get there first!

what to start now for autumn & winter cut flowers

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:06

Many thanks for your advice

Free Cosmos Purity Seeds with March Issue

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:04

I've got two small flowers. Just opened within the last few days

what to start now for autumn & winter cut flowers

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 21:33

PS- am in south london so relatively protected, albeit on clay soil

what to start now for autumn & winter cut flowers

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 21:32

As a new allotmenteer, I am determined that as well as fruit & veg I will have an area for cut flowers/ foilage/ cutting for indoor interest.

What can you suggest I could sow from seed or plant bulbs/corms etc over the coming months for autumn and winter interest?

 

rocket

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:36

I've noticed wild rocket coming p again and again each year, delighted by this perennial salad crop until i tasted it! So hot and peppery I thought I'd mistaken rocket for something poisonous!

My advice- taste it- if it;s good to use, then you're blessed, if not, compost it.

Meconopsis delight

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 22:47

beautiful- what's your secret? I've tried and tried to grow these from seed without success... bought one in a 9" pot after seeing it on Chelsea Flower show. Hope it seeds itself everywhere without me having to try yet again!

bargain seed potatoes

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 12:47

Just noticed sacks of seed potatoes at my local homebase for 20p.

i didn't notice what variety, they look desperate to go into the ground, some of the other grow your own products were reduced too.

First new year resolution for 2014

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 22:31

growing from seed... 150+ nicotiana seedlings, amongst many others!

Am sure I'll shoehorn them in somewhere! 

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Sunflower seed heads for bird feed

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what to start now for autumn & winter cut flowers

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