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Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 18:06

Oooh blue, beaus...brilliant! Let's do it. Very exciting!  Would love to share pictures as we go on.  Are you in ommthree? 


Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 17:53

Me too Becky. I always cram things in and then regret it later! 

Ive bought all sorts. Larkspur, zinnias, scabiosa, verbena, echinops, orlays, alyssum, dahlia, didiscus, antirrhinum, cosmos, Iberis, sweet peas and acrodinium.... I'm going to plant where my spuds were last year as the spuds weren't very good because I grew them two years on the trot in the same bed.

I just love the idea of fresh flowers from the garden in the house without stripping the beds at the front of the house.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 15:24


Oooh happy days! Finished work early today and it's Friday!! Yahoo!

Im going to have a go at a cut flower patch or two this year. Am giving up two raised beds of 1m2 that I normally use for spuds and other veg.

Inspired by Gardeners World (Rachel DT I think) who showed one last year.

Is anyone else having a go? Anyone done this themselves who can offer any tips?

Thanks muchly.

Are you brave enough?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 15:16

I'm with you Blue but conversely I moved in to a new house and daren't dig up the perfect, but boring, rectangle of pure lawn that's about a third of an acre.  Wish I had the expertise and confidence to know what I want and how to do it! 

Instead ive crammed in a greenhouse and raised beds around the side of the house! 

Little-Anne, I'm having a go at a cutting plot for the first time this year. Am sacrificing a couple of raised beds that I normally grow veg in.  Defo think you should have a go too. We can compare progress! 

anyone started growing their chili peppers yet?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 15:09

Sorry to hear that tree hugger. I remember once losing all my freshly germinated seeds in an all-too-flimsy plastic greenhouse. I was gutted!

On a brighter note I started a little pot of chilli seeds last week. I have it in the kitchen. I was far too late with mine last year so decided to do some successional sowing this year. 

Mine are called Long Johns! They haven't germinated yet though. 

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 08:05

Fab. Thanks ever so much. I'm going to order one tomorrow. Popped in to a couple of garden centres but limited choice and a bit pricier than on line. I've got a meeting in Milton keynes today so might see if I spot any garden centres on the way there - would rather support people in shops than online retailers At the moment. 

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 21:26

Thanks Peeps. Do they have to be left on continually?

thank you please x

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 06:05

ooooh Chicky, that's the one I'm after! thanks for posting! I'm going to get one off the back of that. Can't wait!! Thanks!

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:27

Oh no! That's Cravendale off the shopping list then.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:18

I buy Cravendale which is owned by Arla. Its more expensive than the supermarkets own brands, but it's filtered using ceramic plates and it lasts for ages so no waste. I wonder if they have their own dairy farms.

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See you later work, two weeks off!

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Hey Good Looking.....

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Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Getcha long johns out! 
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