Nickys Garden Seeds and Plants Gardening Blogs will show over the coming months what
is new for next season in Flower Seeds, Vegetable Seeds and
Young Plants for hanging baskets, containers and garden borders.
What Flower seeds can be sown throughout the months
Flower Seed Germination guides for borders, containers and baskets.
A month by month guide to what vegetable seeds to sow.
Seed Sowing Guide
How to sow Chilli Pepper seeds
Planting a hanging basket
Sowing Grass Seed
New for 2009 Cutting raised plants
High Voltage colours that spark up shaded gardens
Exotic flower form with intriguing colours. Well branched and mounded habit ideal for hanging baskets and containers. Performa well in the shade.
Begonia Million Kisses
A stunning semi-trailing Begonia, free flowering from April to October. Each plant is covered with 100’s of flowers throughout the growing season. Begonia Million Kisses does not require deadheading or trimming. The Begonia Million Kisses Devotion and Elegance are new for 2009 and should be available from your local Nursery or Garden Centre. Images show Begonia Million Kisses Elegance.
Ipomoea Black Tone
Wonderful trailing, spreading foliage with an attractive leaf shape and colour. Ideal for mixed containers or baskets. Grow in full sun or semi shade.
Lofos Wine Red
An unusual and exotic looking trailing basket plant which really catches the eye. Ideal for late spring/summer hanging basket sales.
Green manure is used to improve the soil fertility, increases the humus content, help to keep down weeds, loosen the soil, a covering for ground when not in use. Ideal to use when ground is not used for a period of 6 weeks or more or used in crop rotation. Some of the common green manures seed currently available
Green manure Winter Field Bean
Sow September to late November for turning in spring prior to flowering, deep roots that fix nitrogen, suited to most soil types especially heavy soils.
Green manure Forage Rye
Sow August to November for turning in early April to May, suited to most soil types. The strong root system is especially suitable to heavy soils
Green manure General Mix
A mix of green manure products designed to provide a short term green manure mix for use throughout the year. Mix consists of Rye, Minerva Maple Peas and English Early Common Vetch
Green manure Winter Mix
A mix of green manure products tailored for use in the winter. Mix includes Crimson Clover, Broad Leaf Red Clover and White Tilney Mustard
Green manure Phacelia
Beautiful mauve flowers, very attractive plant with fern like foliage and masses of flowers, loved by the bees. Quite dense foliage, takes approx 8 weeks to flower during growing season, Sow March to September, Broadcast sow, rate 3 grams/sq m. Turn in before flowers open.
For a complete list of Green Manure seeds
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