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Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 17:53

Oooh, great idea!  I'm planting seeds for the first time this year; it's so exciting to see them popping up. Interesting to see what your Poached Egg plant and Morning Glory seedlings look like - I'll be planting some of those in the near future. They look interesting.

Here are mine:



Foxglove (tiny little things!):









 Lupins - these got big and sturdy quite quickly:


and my little Cherry Tomato plants:




Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 17:21

It's looking great!

foxglove seedlings

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 19:54

They are tiny aren't they - I'm growing some from seed for the first time. Glad they're meant to be that small at the moment!

My finished insect hotel

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 17:47

That is brilliant, love it!

Montbretia eradication

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 17:46

Gorgeous garden Lyn!

Maisie, I just try to keep on top of mine - pull them out when I see them growing. It is a pain though.

About 6 months ago I decided I was going to let them 'do their own thing', but they had spread so farI had to dig them up a few a weeks ago - hard work! I won't let them spread again.

When is the best time to sow strawberries in the UK?

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 19:57

Are the blue ones genuine? I've seen them on an auction site, but presumed they were fake in some way (along with the multi-coloured roses).

Mind your own business

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 19:53

Funnily enough, I'd never heard of it until last night's episode of Gardeners' World - it was used as a lawn in a garden that was featured on it (and looked really good).  The presenter did warn that it could be a problem if it encroached on borders where you didn't want it to grow, but it worked really well in this particular (shaded I think) garden.

Can you watch it on 'Catch Up'? It was on BBC2 last night.

Ever been had ??

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 19:49

Oh no, what a rip-off! Where did you buy it from? Was it a very rare snowdrop or something?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 18:29

Sorry about your lost seeds, how frustrating.

I've been buying loads of seeds, but haven't got much of a plan so far - just vague ideas (that usually come to me in the middle of the night when I can't make a note of them!). Will be interested to see how experienced gardeners plan it.

When is the best time to sow strawberries in the UK?

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 18:26

I am doing the same - starting them indoors. Never grown them before. It's exciting isn't it! 

Sowed them last weekend, but nothing has happened to them so far.

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Winter pansies

Is it too late to buy them (online) and plant them? 
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