8 Comments

  1. rosemarie
    March 9, 2014 @ 9:57 am

    I was interested in your Swindon comment as that’s where we live??? and I have never been successful at growing cleome-they just wont germinate for me-any foolproof tips please?

  2. rosemarie
    March 9, 2014 @ 9:56 am

    I was interested in your Swindon comment as that’s where we live!?? And I have never been successful at growing cleome-they just wont germinate for me? I follow instructions on packets-any tips???

  3. Karen Borley
    February 25, 2013 @ 10:54 pm

    so inspiring I want to grow them all! Never been very good a propagating seeds, maybe I’ll try again but they always seem to get leggy or not germinate or then they die when I put them out to harden them off. Ho Hum

    • Ben
      February 27, 2013 @ 11:32 am

      Hi Karen…try sowing later…mid April…if they are getting leggy they have not got enough light. Sometimes a windowsill just doesn’t provide enough sunlight…
      When hardening off…just leave them out during the daylight hours for 10 days or so…and check forecast before putting out…just hold yer horses if you see a cold spell coming…best of luck this season!

  4. Sarah
    February 25, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

    Me again – don’t worry, I’m not a serial commenter or anything. Just got the chance to have a proper look at the site (I have an almost 6 month-old future gardener and free time’s a bit of a luxury).
    Great gardening advice in your posts. You’ve identified a few things for me too (this from an ex-florist).
    Can’t wait to get ordering some seeds and planting them out :)

    • Ben
      February 27, 2013 @ 11:33 am

      Hurry up and order please…the rent is due next week! ;)

  5. Wings On Wednesday
    February 24, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

    Lovely post, beautiful pictures! It makes spring seem almost close, almost.
    I am a big fan of candytuft, but this year have californian poppy and nigella seeds lined up, for when it’s warmer.
    Bring it on!

    • Ben
      February 24, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

      Thank you very much. :) Spring is a few short weeks away…then it will all happen at once. Have fun!