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  • Thanks Nucutlet I'll let you know what happens! More rain forecast here

    for tomorrow - will it ever stop!!!
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    Yes, keep us informed. 

  • Beany2Beany2 Posts: 2
    I ave always planted Red & White Champions /Jacobs Ladders / Oxe Eye Daisy /wild pansy /primroses & foxgloves from seed around Carnival season in south somerset( late oct/nov) , in modules or old polystyrene boxes cover with glass over winter outside , it works for me ! Been out today pricking out , potting on just got to keep the slugs at bay ,but I have for the first time in 3 yrs covered it grit , with a better success rate image the downside my small lawn took a hit with the lovely rain we had here in , once sorted budget allowing the garden will look great again
  • Hi Everyone,

    Just to let you know that today I have just six tiny little oxeye daisy seedlings

    popping up. I can't quite believe it - I've waited so long for them to germinate

    I'd given up. Last weekend (to cheer myself up) I'm ashamed to say I went

    and bought some oxeye daisy plants in pots from our local garden centre - they

    are quite big and were already potbound so I've transferred them to an empty

    tub I had in the garden and they're doing fine. Having six little oxeyes , do you

    think some more may come up now, or do you think that will be the lot?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    Great. I should think you'll get some  more yet.

  • I shall be down looking at them through my magnifying glass tomorrow morning

    at 7 a.m. Nutcutlet! It was at that time today I first spotted them and I swear

    there wasn't a sign of them when I tucked them up in bed last night!! I'll let you know if and when I get significant others - 'til then, many thanks for your support.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    The next ones will likely be there tomorrow. Bit cold at 7am, my check will be later. Retirement has its advantages

  • Hi Nutcutlet - I'm retired too - just can't stop getting up early - old habits die hard

    I guess!! I'm sorry to report that since my last post I still only have one

    more oxeye daisy germinated so far, but as the weather has been mostly dull

    and cold here on the south coast I expect that hasn't helped germination

    even though they are indoors. The first six appeared after one of the few sunny

    days we've had - I've put them on a south facing window sill in the hope it'll

    encourage some more. The wildflower plants in pots I bought from the local

    nursery are really growing huge and I wonder when it will be safe to put them into

    the garden. I bought red clover, field scabious and (because I was fed up) two

    oxeye daisy plants!! I've been putting them out in the daytime and bringing

    them in at night, but don't know how long I should keep doing this before planting

    them in my wildflower garden - your advice would be much appreciated.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    Hello again

    These are all hardy plants and don't need bringing inside unless they've got very softened up. The weather is mild at present. I'd put them outside and not bring them in again. If they were mine I'd plant them but I'm a risk taker, especially at this time of year. The chances of it being cold enough to kill a native plant in mid April are very small indeed.

  • Hi again Nutcutlet - thanks for your advice - I will start leaving them out

    from tonight and plant them next week in the wildflower garden. I'll let you

    know how things go (or should I say grow!!)
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