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artjak

You must be nearly 28

Fairygirl

Oh not for a few months yet art...

hollie hock

Potted on some today into small cubes, they had quite a bit of root on them.......so a lot easy to do than I expected.

What sort of conditions did they self seed artjak? I'm hoping that mine will do the same

nutcutlet

Mine self seed into the middle of the drive hollie hock, (cracked tarmac mostly) rarely on the garden

nutcutlet

Mine (this year's seedlings) are large enough to see without a microscope now.

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I always see seedlings around late summer.  I pot them up and place in semi shade.  Plant out following spring

hollie hock

They don't see be that fussy where they self seed then.........I'm going to dot mine about to see where they do best, be nice if some self seeded along the edge of the path.

Jess is in the Garden

Like others have said, overwatering is so easy to do...I have lost seedlings too this way, especially basil.

Nowadays I just spritz them with water from a spray can 'til soil is dampish, rather than watering with a little can. It doesn't flatten them and you don't end up drowning them either!

As for the warmth/growing slowly - yeah well, I feel cold and slow these days, so I'm not surprised the plants are showing it too 

Fairygirl

Jess - know what you mean.. 

More damage done by waterlogging than cold usually. With verb.bon, if you think- what do Mediterranean herbs like ? -  pretty much same conditions suit them.

I love verbena bomariensis and plant quite a bit of it.  It's light, airy and tall from mid summer to autumn.  It's good too when you can pop a few tall grasses in the area.  Yes,Hollie they will self seed in most places.  Grab them,though before winter and pot them up.  That way you can plant them where you want them not where mother nature  decides

Woodgreen wonderboy

One of the few tall plants that can go at the front of the border....it's a see through plant.

I've just had some verbena seeds free with a magazine. If I sow them now are they likely to flower this year?

artjak

Holliehock, my verbs self seed in the gravel drive, in any flower pot they can find, in the flower bed, in the veg bed 20 metres away, I'm surprised they haven't self seeded in my hair

hollie hock

Great news artjak, looking foward to seeing the verbs flower. I know what the seedlings look like as well

I would sow them Jigsaw Gill, mine were a very early sowing and it sounds like they grow a lot in in warm temperatures

 

 

 

hollie hock

Hello everyone, all the verbs are now growing but the ones I potted on are miles ahead of the rest............I'm starting to believe that they will grow into big plants

 

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dont forget verbena need some moisture too to do well.  i think we tend to think of them as dry soil growers

Fairygirl

hollie I only potted mine on yesterday. They have grown a little bit in last couple of weeks as it's finally warmed up a bit, but I expect them to crack on a bit now. No idea where I'll be putting them though!

hollie hock

I have loads to pot on Fairygirl, I'm just going to dot them around here to see where they do best. I've been wanting this plant for a while

 

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