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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 17:32

Beaten by the light again. 

Cleaned the greenhouse roof. So much brighter now.

Potted on foxgloves, lupins and ami. 

Gave one of the cold frames a good scrub. 

Off to get ready now for a lovely meal with friends in Stamford. Going for Nepales. Yum! 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 21:37

Me too Gardengirl. Determined to actually cut them this year though! They just looked so pretty in the garden!

Wedding flowers ideas

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:57

Hello - Ive bumped up the cut flower thread as fidget advised. Good luck with it!

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:56

Bumping up for the lady growing flowers for her friends wedding in 2017.

Lovely day

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:48

What a lovely post. I was working all day to day - sadly the day job and not in the garden. booo. 

Seeds - big and little

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 06:44

Thanks for the tips. The advice on seed packets often seems very generic. I bet if I followed it more I might have more success (!) but I much prefer the advice from people on here, and am grateful for it.

thanks again!

Seeds - big and little

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:33


im always unsure as to how deep to sow seeds in trays. Is it generally acceptable to apply a thin cover to tiny seeds and slightly deeper for larger ones? 

also, is it always best to water from below or do some seeds need a drenching from above?

thanks for any seed tips.

Strawberry plants

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:22

I just let mine keep going - and they seem to carry on! Four years on and the last crop was the largest and tastiest yet. Mine are in a large raised trough. They do tend to run and develop new ones as well. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:06

Beaten by the fading light! Lovely afternoon in the greenhouse. Love this time of year. So full of anticipation and promise of what's to come. Bliss. 

Lanky seedlings

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:03

Hi Gardenviking, I'm in the same boat as you, and I do it every year! I know deep down that it's too early, but the excitement overtakes my brain cells and off I go planting seeds in my heated propogator.

I have spent this afternoon planting my lanky seeds on. I try and plant them deeper than the roots so there is less stem. Sometimes i lose them but other times they are just fine.

Today I did this with didiscus, chilli, snap dragons and coriander....and then I planted more seeds! To be fair, some of them do say to sow in Feb. 

Good luck with yours.

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