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Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 07:47

Please do Victoria Sponge. I'm so glad I asked on here for advice as I'd probably just have gone for the same old stuff from Unwins. 

I have gone for;

Antirrhinum Majus madam butterfly double mix

Cosmos double click snow puff


Matthiola giant excelsior

Alyssum crystal white

Iberis candy cane

Acrodinum double giant mix

Didiscus caeruleus

Dahlia early bird mixed

Zinnia dahlia flower mix

Echinops ritro

Scabiosa perfection white

Scabiosa Beaujolais bonnets

Zinnia whirlwig mixed

Verbena bonnaries

Pheeeeew! My eyes are so much bigger than my belly! In addition to those I've ordered a load from Sarah Raven too! Quite a bit more expensive so I will look forwards to seeing if it really is worth paying more for seeds.

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 07:36

Thanks David and Rosie - you are the voices of reason which is what an 'ants in your pants' person like me needs to be reminded of! I did think that, in the back of my mind, but strategically ignored it in order to do two of my favourite things; shopping and gardening!

I have a greenhouse but it's cold. I do have a heater that my dad bought me but I'm worried to leave it on all the time. Then there's the spare room which is waiting to be decorated so could pop a few in there. 

i think I might experiment with things like sweet peas which can be sown now and see how I get on. But I will hold my horses on some of the many seeds I've ordered!

Went to the garden centre yesterday. Other than bulbs and spuds, it just looked sooo bedraggled of stock. 

Move over January! Get a wiggle on spring!


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 07:27

Hello Bazzabugs.

Runny - what is SGL please?


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 07:26

My hellebores haven't been that good so far. I think maybe it's because I over crowd in summer and that get completely covered. That said, I never feed them so maybe that's why.


Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 19:30

 They've arrived! I feel like a right pro - nine of your pictures on packets for this expert!?!? 

Hello. I'm new!

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 18:13

Hello Pammy! I hope you get the hang of it! X

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 07:58

Yay! Roll on sunshine! 

Hope others will join us.


Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 20:33

Hope so Mark. I usually use Unwins but they've been a bit hit and miss over the last couple of years.

Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 20:19

Thanks for all the recommendations. Have gone for Chiltern. Good price and great variety.

Great looking secateurs

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 20:16

I saw that too. It looked like magic!!

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