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Sowing seeds


By sheil15


I sowed some sweet pea seeds today, jewels told me to soak them over night in water so I did lets hope they come up Ive got them in a propergator and put them in my cold frame outside hope Ive done it all right Ive never sowed seeds before I always buy the plants or plugs so heres hoping. Did anyone see the snakehead Frittilias (dont think I spelt that right) on gardeners world wasent they wonderful i might have a go at them next but might have to put them in a pot anyway going for a cuppa now bye.

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The sweet peas will be fine in the unheated cold frame. I often set mine off next month or if I forget then I set them in January. They are a wonderful plant.

I love snakeheads too. if you are going to buy the bulbs do them asap as you dont want them to dry out. better still to buy the plants coming into flower, more expensive I know but at least you are certain they will flower for you.

You will also see what colour they are. I love the all white ones as well as the purple checkerboard ones.

7 Oct, 2012


and keep an eye out for the dreaded lily beetle on them too, I love them, the flowers not the beetles lol I found them enjoying themselves a little too much on my fritilaria - squished them very quickly. I saw them in the field on tv they looked amazing.:O) wonder if they get lily beetle in that field.

7 Oct, 2012


Bet they don't, Olive!!! It always seems to me that whatever problems gardeners have - in the wild the problems seem to have a solution. I bet there's a beastie somewhere whose favourite meal is lily beetles! :o)

8 Oct, 2012


I think your Sweet Peas will be fine. I sometimes sew them in the autumn myself (haven't got round to it this year lol)

Fritillaries are pretty. I always grow them. I put some in the ground and some in pots. They naturalise easilly.

8 Oct, 2012

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