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nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

Spring always comes in a rush, one day the babies need all the sun and warmth available, next day they're getting fried. Today I moved all except the real sun loves to the north(ish) side of the house where they get shade from midday. 

OH counted them. There are 292 pots, many of which contain up to 6 babies. A large number are aquilegias, which seed themselves all over the garden without my assistance. 

Is this normal?

In the sticks near Peterborough


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,601

    No ! Sounds like a perfectly reasonable number to me.

    I have about 100 in greenhouse, lots direct sown, and a lot in the house.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    Thanks punkdoc, I feel better now

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    image I laughed out loud at this nut!! I have delphiniums I'm trying to give away, my poor Dad will be getting fed up with now nine in his very small front garden.

    I have pots galore in the GH, have two clematis for the obelisk and bought a third. Why?? However I still think we are all normal, for gardeners image

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,496

    Every windowsill in the house (and they are good wide ones that will take a gravel tray!) is covered in plants and the greenhouse is bursting to the point that I can't get in until I put out the ones for hardening off. Those that are now garden ready are sitting in pots waiting to be planted. And I was thinking this morning, it's really time to be planting bienials for next yearimage. This is perfectly normal for this time of year if you are a real gardener. 

    I have planted most of my backlog of plants from last year, except the primulas, as I am still working on the bog garden bit where they are to go - nearly there now.

    However, I am not quite sure what I am going to do with the two trays of box cuttings I took because it seemed a shame to waste them when I trimmed the box fan  (that may one day become a peacock) last summerimage. Lots of box balls, very Chelsea, or maybe hedge off sections in the veg. garden,  or......?

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    I'd have told him to stop counting and start watering! It's all normal; remember if there's space there's not too much.

  • Not normal for me, but there are a few good reasons for that :-

    - I'm new and so am spending 100% of my effort keeping stuff in the ground alive

    - I manage to kill anything that lives in pots

    - my windowsills are covered in books (killproof)

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,887

    Not sure that's enough Nut image You have a lot of space to fill ...

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    real gardener?image

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Normal for most folks on here nutcutlet ☺

    I must have hundreds of seedlings on the go at the moment.

    It's a bit of a bother moving them around, sun/shade and doing the hokey cokey, in/out, in/out and trying not to shake them all about.

    We will reap the rewards come summer.

    You can never have too much of a good thing (can you?) ?

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