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Latest posts by Tina_i_am

Can you help me ID this flowering plant?

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 14:42

It came up last year and again this year.

The flowers are pink on upright stems, flower are like little bells, leaves look shamrock shaped .

Any ideas?

When do you buy your seeds?

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 14:13
Figrat, how do you organise your collection in a calendar sequence? Do you have a special box or divider system.

Thank you, I do keep my seeds in an air tight box in the garage. I hadn't thought about putting them in the fridge.

Paper clips are a good idea too!

What to plant around vegetablble patch?

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 13:00
Hi, I'm really lucky, at the bottom of my garden is a greenhouse and vegetable plot. The is a raised board down there too, but no plants. We just move in last year. What plants would be good? I was guessing plants or flowers that attract bees and butterflies or do any plants help keep pests away or encourage wild life to eat the pests? All plant/ flower suggestions are welcome, thank you x


Posted: 13/06/2012 at 12:53
Hi, BIANNUAL'S... I think I understand, these are seeds I sow now and by next year they are ready to plant out and flower, is that right? If I were to sow some now, what do I do with them, do I just keep them in the greenhouse till next year?I live in the north east and my greenhouse in unseated. Thanks in advance

Solar Wind-up Radio

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 12:38
Just wondering if anyone has go one of these? Was thinking today, I could do with a little radio in the greenhouse while I'm pottering around. Thanks in advance

When do you buy your seeds?

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 12:30
Thank you all for all your information. I am on mailing lists for a few seed catalogues. I'll look out for the sales also.

When do you buy your seeds?

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 08:19


I'm a newbie, last year we moved to a house with a lovely south facing garden and it also has a greenhouse and vegetable plot. Feels like all my dreams have come true.

I'm trying to get organised now for next year. This year I've had a go at growing all typres of flowers and vegetables, but I alway feel like I'm just a bit late with sowing my seeds. I'm interested in growing herbs, hanging basket plants, carrots, peas, betroot and parsnips. Maybe next year try potatoes.

So to get organised for next year, I have a folder for my self and trying to make a calander/ diary to inform me as to when to buy seeds and when different seeds need sowing buy.

When do you buy all or most of your seeds? I'm a bit worried to buy too early and find the seeds don't do so well, how good are the sow by dates?

Anything else you can think of to get me organised for the coming year is appreciated. I live in the North East, any advice about planting here and hardy plants alsi welcome.

Thanks in advance

Gravel Trays

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 18:43


I'm new to growing my own food and greenhouse problems, and would like to ask about gravel trays.

I got some growbag trays,  filled them with gravel and stood my tomatoes in pots in the tray. Now I've notice that the gravel is going green. I can understand why, the moist warm environment has encourage an algea growth on the gravel. Just want to know if this is okay for the tomato plants and is there anything I can do about it? Or do I just ignore it?

Thanks in advance

Gardening newbie with loads of questions

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 18:54
November, would be a bit of a wait

Gardening newbie with loads of questions

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 15:46
May be next year. I've already spent loads on my new hobby, my other half is asking how much I'm spending.

So I'll just have to be the door and window opener for this year

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