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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813


    the excitement and joy you will feel when that first green shoot comes up will relax you...............until the slugs and bugs and pigeons start attacking !!


    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • well.... i braved it, and started yesterday. i planted out my Thyme plant, my lavender plant, and my aubrietas, along with lots of seeds. My strategy was to plant about 30% of my seeds now, the same mid april, and the rest end april? Since im sowing a lot of them direct, i figured it was good to stager them? My borders look very.... full of potential.. now, all sown up and labeled.. its like there is magic growing under the surface!

    i pulled a few sections of my abrietas and thymes off the main plant, and planted them in various paving cracks / wall cracks.. just planted a small section of the plant wedged into some new poked in compost, and then added more to surround it, and finished with a little gravel mulch.... i know ill have some losses but am i safe to get excited that at least some of them will 'take?'

    i had such a lovely time yesterday working in the garden... it was my choice of how to spend my mothers day, and it was glorious, i didnt want to stop!

  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    Excellent news!  Be patient with the seeds you have sown direct.  I have only done it once, and I seem to remember that it took a while for things to appear, but they made it in the end!!

  • SFordSFord Posts: 224

    Dont forget to put some defences in place against pesky slugs and snails (whichever method you prefer), they love newly emerging seedlings - tender and tasty.

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    That sounds like a great approach, Loganberry.  And what SFord said And BB,

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813

    The Allotment Police checked you out and you can stay !!!

    By Christmas you will look back at your first blog and Smile !!

    Well Done.

    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • CatieCatie Posts: 50

    Last year was my very first year gardening and I molly-coddled and worried about  everything! In the end, most of my seedlings were a failure - they got damping off and allsorts. So I scrapped the lot and bought more seeds, planted them and for the most part left them to do their own thing. And I had lots of lovely strawberries, sweet peas, cut flowers etc. Moral of the story - most plants are much sturdier/hardier than we think! Pop them in the ground, water them in dry weather, feed occasionally and you'll soon have a beautiful garden before you know it image 

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