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Handling Small Seeds

…sown very evenly over the surface of the compost. To make them easier to handle it is the usual practice to mix them with some very fine dry silver sand. The amount will be something like a heaped teaspoonful for a 4in (10cm) diameter pan. There are several different ways of scattering the seed/sand…

How To Sow Wild Flower Seeds

…seeds is enough for 1 square metre of soil. Mixed wild flower seeds with grass should be sown at 5g per square metre. Try mixing the seed with silver sand to make sowing easier and more even. * Rake the area lightly after sowing and cover with netting to protect from birds and cats. Ensure the soil…

Specialised seed sowing information

…with the seed compost, then firm it first with your fingers, then with a wooden presser. * Pour a heaped teaspoon of silver sand into the seed packet and shake to mix sand and seed. * Sow the seed direct from the packet, tapping it slowly to release the sand-seed mixture evenly over the compost.…

Growing from Seed: From Packet to Soil | Seeds

…practice if you are to avoid overcrowding. The seed can be made easier to handle by bulking it up with an equal amount of fine dry silver sand. Mix seed and sand in a small container, stirring it carefully until it is well mixed. The mixture can then be sown in the normal way. For the exceptionally…

Undercover Sowing

…to their height, spread and colour scheme you are aiming for. Prepare the soil as described above, then mark out the groups with a trickle of silver sand or flour. Sow the seed by sprinkling it as evenly as possible. One way of doing this is to put the seed into a triangular wedge of paper, hold…

How to Sow Small Seeds | Thompson and Morgan

…compost. Try to sow them evenly across the surface of the compost.If you have a larger quantity of fine seed then it helps to mix some fine, dry, silver sand in with them. This will help you achieve even sowing across the surface of the compost by making the seed easier to handle and showing you…

Sowing Seeds

…there is no doubt that it is difficult to sow evenly. To help bulk up the seed, simply mix it with a small amount of fine and above all, dry silver sand. This mixture can then be sown in the normal way. Fine seed need not be covered but larger seeds should receive a thin covering of sieved compost…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 29th November 2013

…them any time from now right through to the end of February. Although members of the Prunus family are best pruned in summer to avoid the risk of silver leaf disease - this includes cherries and plums. Evergreens are best left until spring after the risk of frost has passed. Although legally you are…

Pests & Diseases | How to Prevent and Control Pests & Diseases

…What are the spider webs on my ginger lilies? Squirrels - How can I stop squirrels attacking my flower pots? Tawny Mining Bee - What are the small sand like mounds appearing in my lawn? Ants seem to have been ruled out as they can't be found on/near them and they seem to small for a mole. Viburnum…

How to grow bedding plants

…to support their stems. * Don't underestimate foliage bedding plants - they are invaluable for breaking up swathes of flowers! Senecio cineraria 'Silver Dust', Castor Oil Plant (Ricinus communis) and Coleus are excellent examples. Nigella (love-in-a-mist) can provide feathery foliage with the added…