Posts Tagged ‘flower seeds’

Seed Collection

Person Author: Sojali Farm Calender January 11, 2015 Posted Tags: , , , , , Comment No Comments
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Gathering tomato seeds is not as scary as it might sound.  After growing a few different varieties you may find one that you like so much, that you want to ensure you will always be able to have the seeds to grow your own at home without the risk of the shop your bought them from not stocking them next year. All you need to do is take a few simple steps and you can guarantee that next year you will have the same tomatoes that have enjoyed in the past and without having to hunt down elusive seeds. Firstly, we need a few bits and pieces to enable us to gather those seeds, namely, a tomato. Pick one that is ripe from a disease free plant. You will need a bowl, a sieve, some water and some paper towels. Slice the tomato in half and scoop out the seeds with as little ‘jelly

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How Quickly the Weather Changes.

Person Author: Helen Fowler Calender February 20, 2013 Posted Tags: , , , Comment 1 Comment
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How quickly the weather can change from one day to the next. The last few days have been mild, sunny and positively spring like, I worked happily in the garden for a few hours on monday and tuesday, it really was like spring. Then bang! today is dull, cold and with a really raw wind. A few mild days and I was suckered in, I know it is only February and spring is a good month away, but for a few hours I really felt that spring was tantalisingly close. The Helebores also think that spring is just around the corner, their lovely red, pink and white blooms are blossoming by the day. Anyway the preparations for the 2013  garden season carry on. Lots more seeds in and out of the propagator, with more flowers going in now the toms and peppers are through. I have some perennial flower

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The cutting garden

Person Author: Ryan Lewis Calender February 24, 2012 Posted Tags: , , , Comment No Comments
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In terms of pure unadulterated pleasure there are few things that can rival a cutting garden in full bloom. Imagine masses of blooms in various colours and textures, the buzz of bees and butterflies, a heavenly scent (if you’ve planted scented flowers) and the sense of pride that comes with knowing you’ve created this. Then you choose the blooms that a ripe for the picking and you take them in to your home to be admired from the comfort of your armchair safe in the knowledge that you’ve not broken the bank, incurred miles of travel and you know exactly what has gone in to producing your bouquet. For the well-organized and keen gardener you can start your cutting garden right now with early indoor sowings of many annuals that can be grown on in a sunny space or under the cover of

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Calendula officinalis – the forgotten herb and ornamental

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender May 19, 2010 Posted Tags: , , , Comment No Comments
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Pot marigold (Calendula officinalis), often called English or garden marigold is most probably native to southern Europe, although its long cultivation history can shade this statement. Commonly grown in every Mediterranean countries and here in the UK too, for centuries. Marigolds grown as hardy annual flower and can easily self sown so don’t be surprised to have the plants appear the next year. The leaves are oblong, 5-10 cm long, slightly waved or toothed and have tiny hairs. Cultivated as a flower in many garden, but can be a really useful herb. The seeds can be sown directly outdoors in May, or propagated in the greenhouse from April. The beautiful seedlings alone worth growing these wonderful plants. The leaves and the petals are edible and used widely in cosmetics, me

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Highly Scented Heirloom Sweet Pea Mixture: Parfumiere Mix

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender April 3, 2010 Posted Tags: , , Comment No Comments
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Our sweet peas are proving to be very popular. Especially the heirloom mix varieties like our best ever selling  highly scented heirloom mixture of sweet pea. This mixture of peas are specially selected for their perfumed blooms. You can enjoy them in your allotment, garden or even on your patio area. Yes indeed, it is possible to grow them near your house and the strong stems make a great cutting flower too. Most gardeners sow the sweet peas in March, unless you are a really serious sweet pea lover and sown them in the autumn, but the spring being so late it is not late to sow them at all this month. After a couple of weeks the seedlings should look like these above and by the beginning of May, you will be able to transplant the sweet pea seedlings outside to their final position. So

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