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I have been a seedaholic for some years now though the last couple of years I was diverted by growing vegetable seedlings for the slugs and snails.  However, I am now back to my first love ornamentals and in particular perennials. This year I placed my first order with the Alpine Garden Society which has one of, if not the best, seed distribution scheme in the world.  My seeds arrived just after… Read More

  I have been particularly pleased this Spring to discover some pots of seeds which have germinated.  Why are these pots so special and pleasing to me.  Well I sowed the seeds in March 2009, nothing happened but I rarely give up quickly with seeds so the pots were pushed to the back of the greenhouse and forgotten.  After Christmas when I was clearing out the  greenhouse to put in my new staging… Read More