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18/05/2013 at 13:46

You must be nearly 28

18/05/2013 at 13:50

Oh not for a few months yet art...

19/05/2013 at 20:38

Potted on some today into small cubes, they had quite a bit of root on 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

19/05/2013 at 20:43

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

19/05/2013 at 20:50

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

19/05/2013 at 21:05

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

21/05/2013 at 14:46

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.

21/05/2013 at 15:05

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 

21/05/2013 at 17:28

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.

21/05/2013 at 18:44

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

21/05/2013 at 19:03

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

21/05/2013 at 19:34

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

21/05/2013 at 21:03

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

21/05/2013 at 21:52

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




04/06/2013 at 20:13

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


04/06/2013 at 20:58

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

04/06/2013 at 21:15

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!

04/06/2013 at 22:39

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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