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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Doing 'A Liga' : )

24 May 2010 12:27:52
Doing 'A Liga'  : )

Doing 'A Liga' : )

Recently when I met up with Liga she told me that she had about 200 Livingstone Daisy seedlings (mesembryanthemum) on the go. I was flabbergasted and couldn't imagine how anyone could cope with that many seedlings. It wasn't the fact that Liga has 200 seedlings (many of us do) but it was that fact that she had 200 of one single type!!!

Anyway, I didn't take any Livingstone Daisy seedlings off Liga as I had just sown my own - the last seeds for this year's display. As it was my last sowing and I wasn't sure how the germination rate of the cheap Lidl seed packet would be, I sowed a lot of seeds per cell.

Yesterday morning I went to deal with my overcrowded seed cells. And, I decided to do 'A Liga'. I pricked the seedlings out, rather than discarding them and ended up with 5 trays of Livingstone Daisies. That makes 120 seedlings. Okay - nearly 'A Liga'.


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luvleahday luvleahday 24 May 2010 12:36:10

hahaha, not a bad idea, good luck, rachel... :0)


Jacinta Jacinta 24 May 2010 12:44:35

Wow, pretty damn good. I wouldnt have the patience.


Pat Pat 24 May 2010 12:57:05

Wow, that will be some display, and what colour.


LindaB LindaB 24 May 2010 13:01:12

Rachel, they will give super colour, have you decided when you are going to Bloom?


fran m fran m 24 May 2010 13:16:42

They are great for colour,had some a few years ago. Will picke up a few when I come back from CHELSEA !!!!!!!


Rachel Rachel 24 May 2010 13:33:02

Thanks, folks.

Going to Bloom on the Saturday, Linda. And you?

Fran, boasting again, I see!


fran m fran m 24 May 2010 13:43:09

Opps, finger must have SLIPPED, see happens all the time.


Ternie Ternie 24 May 2010 14:49:14

Look, Liga, your way of gardening is becoming a special type of doing things  =))


LindaB LindaB 24 May 2010 16:34:03

Rachel, can't go on Sat. or Sun. so I have decided on Friday!


Rachel Rachel 24 May 2010 16:36:29

Kids still in school on Friday. If not, I would have preferred Friday. It will be mayhem on the weekend.


Lìga Lìga 24 May 2010 17:02:04

Ha,ha...I don't know what to say.:))Good luck with planting:)))

   If someone want,i can share,i still have a lots.


fran m fran m 24 May 2010 18:10:26

Linda, I am going Friday, if you cna put up with me, we can meet up at some time, I am planning to be there foer the day. Will be in touch when I get back from

CHELSEA....................... 


sallysarah sallysarah 24 May 2010 21:57:28

I didn't know you were going to CHELSEA, Fran..............  You'll love it love it love it!!!!!   I've been quite a few times.  Went to Hampton Court  year before last and this year I'm going to Gardeners World in Birmingham.    Make sure you see the Clematis stand in the Marquee - a site for sore eyes........   Enjoy!


Cloncaw Cloncaw 24 May 2010 22:41:12

That is some amount of pricking out and great result 120 seedlings once I move the summer plants out of the tunnel I plan to sow herbaceous seeds to have my own plants for next year.


LindaB LindaB 25 May 2010 16:47:57

Great Fran would love to meet up.


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