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Milly Planting Petunia F1 Hybrids

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Tagged in: Seeds , In-laws , Flowers

My mother-in-law (as mentioned before - check out the in-laws tags) has been propagating Petunia F1 hybrids and gave us a shed load of seedlings.

My eldest, Milly was tasked with planting them out a couple of weeks ago. She used bog-standard Homebase Multi-Purpose Compost and some old planters. Have a look at the pics;

Milly planting petunia f1 seedlings

Milly planting petunia f1 seedlings

Milly watering petunia f1 seedlings


My favourite clematis

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Tagged in: Garden , Flowers

This clematis is my favourite. It is wrapped around a four foot tall post set in the ground that used to have a birdhouse sitting on it. At this time of year it comes alive. But as soon as the foliage has gone, it still looks attractive as the growth has been interwoven and wrapped around the post.

Purple clematis


Our garden

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Tagged in: Garden , Flowers

We have mostly touched on the crop side of our garden. The rest of it is really beautiful. Part of it is the legacy that was passed on by the previous owners, the rest is Gem's design. Cop a butchers at 4 years of her hard work; (PS check previous post about the roses to spot the difference! Click here Roses with loads of buds! )

roses and garden roses and garden

Roses and garden 

roses and garden


Flowers from seed

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Tagged in: Flowers

A couple of weeks ago the kids planted a hotchpotch of seeds in the trays picture. These were labelled as hanging basket and container flowers.

Some are progressing better than others, will be interesting to see how they turn out!

Flowers from seed


Roses with loads of buds!

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Tagged in: Flowers

Have a look at the enclosed picture of a climbing rose from our garden. It has an amazing number of buds all over it. It is not the best picture as the light was starting to fail, but you get the general idea!

I have never seen it like this in years gone by, and our neighbour has a climbing rose that is packed with buds also. Maybe this is to do with the longer and colder winter we have experienced?

Climbing rose with hundreds of buds Buds on rosebush


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