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18/01/2014 at 14:15

My seeds from the RHS seed distribution arrived yesterday. I've got some unusual varieties, so I'm really looking forward to getting started with these. Just need to look up all their requirements to give them the best chance!

18/01/2014 at 15:06

Hi LG100, I'm going to grow this year for the first time Amaranthus, Josephs Coat. I think it'll look wonderful in the GH

18/01/2014 at 17:14

I love a good seed collection landgirl

I've found this site quite useful for new seeds

http://theseedsite.co.uk/germination.html

 

18/01/2014 at 17:16

Oh, that's got me really excited! Hopefully mine should be arriving soon then, good 'ol RHS. Land girl, what ones did you get? 

18/01/2014 at 17:43

I've got Chelone obliqua, Heuchera cylindrica, Lunaria rediviva, Helleborus x sternii, Corydalis ochroleuca, Stachys officinalis, Erigeron karvinskianus, Pulsatilla vulgaris, Nigella papillosa, Eschscholzia lobbii, Scabiosa graminifolia and Dicentra formosa. 

Thanks nut, that site is useful. Both the RHS site and this one also have lots of information.

Some of the seeds need stratification. I've done this before by putting the whole tray/pot into the fridge for a while. Anyone got any better ideas? It doesn't seem cold enough to just leave outdoors at the moment.

18/01/2014 at 17:43

Mark, that Amaranthus looks spectacular in photos on the web!

18/01/2014 at 17:46

landgirl I can't believe we wont get any winter weather for stratification. We always do eventually.

 

18/01/2014 at 18:44

What a lovely collection, landgirl, have just googled them all, they will make a splendid display!

18/01/2014 at 19:01

agree with Swisssue, what a lovely collection, I hope to see photos later in the year 

18/01/2014 at 20:21

I hope I can get them all to grow, I feel I'll be letting everybody down if I don't give it my best shot!

18/01/2014 at 20:23

I'm sure you will, I have faith in your abilities even if you don't! 

Just dont do what I (used to) do and chuck all the seeds in a tray, so if first try fails, there's still a few more goes left.

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