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Mine are a good 10inches tall now but I put some in pots to grow on a bit and the slugs have nibbled the main stem near the soil so they've all fallen over! When I pot the others up I'll have to keep them somewhere safer! Might do like MR BEAN and his marrow and construct a moat!
Mine are about a foot tall and the 2 which survived from seed are now about 2inches! The slugs haven't touched the VB but they've decimated my calabrese. I could sell them as green doilies
Nearly all my plants are self seeded in a gravel bed,a few others around the garden. It's amazing where they pop up. I then transplant them around the garden when the stems have toughened up. I think this helps with the slug situation.
I love VB but my husband can't stand them, he says they are long stalks with a flower on the end. I keep telling him they are elegant, graceful plants so useful for giving height to the border and the bees and insects love them, but he just can't see the point. I still plant them what ever he says. we have to agree to differ.
Have a nice day folks.
@lovetogarden.. my hubby is the same.. but put them in with lavender and they look super..
I would say yes, very slow to start but then they get away nicely.
Some people will be envious that you got them to germinate at all.
They do sometimes take a while depending on when you sow. The ones I sowed last year were virtually evergreen due to the mild winter and only started looking a bit rough in march. They're now growing well with lots of new shoots. I use a gritty compost for them and pot them on once they're a decent size.
Oh and that's advertising - tut tut. not looked on very kindly on this forum
Aquilegias don't want heat alex.I sowed my original verbenas in winter and gave them a bit of a chill. It shocks a lot of things into action. Not tender plants though