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I love gardening but I'm a total novice, so any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
Last spring I sowed Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guiness' in a seed tray in my windowsill. It took quite a long time before anything started to grow and when it did it stayed the same tiny size for literally months. A few weeks ago suddenly they shot into action, I planted them out in separate little containers, and they seem very happy, the biggest ones more than 12 cms in height (see picture).
Now what do I do with them? Can I still plant these outside now, or is that too late? Is it better to keep them until spring on my windowsill, or do I put them outside in a little greenhouse on my gardentable?
Aquilegia Vulgaris are fully hardy so you can plant them out i believe, expect them to flower may-june
I agree, get them planted out while the soil is still warm and they'll get established before winter.
take a look here
Hope this helps you
try this one James. it's where my collection of seeds came from last year
I visited Touchwood a couple of months ago - even for late in the aquilegia season the flowers were amazing, so many very very pretty plants and Carrie the proprietor was so kind and generous with her time and advice - I nearly filled my son's car with plants to bring back east with me
But look what I found on that link that James posted
I must have it Does anyone grow it? I must google for seeds ................
you've got to have it Dove. Has Carrie Thomas got it? Postage might be more reasonable than from Missouri
I think I bought a white aquilegia this year, but sadly can't remember what it's called Dove Will see if I still have the label and when it comes back next year I will pay more attention, take seeds and shares them
I found it at Chiltern Seeds - I've ordered some - excited Dove
Thanks for the info and help!
Along with a 220 page Chilltern Seed Catalogue with over 34 different varieties of cyclamen and 53 aquilegia
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They've arrived Along with a 220 page Chilltern Seed Catalogue with over 34 different varieties of cyclamen and 53 aquilegia is it the 2014 catalogue Dove? maybe mine will come soon. I love a good catalogue even if I order on line
is it the 2014 catalogue Dove? maybe mine will come soon.
I love a good catalogue even if I order on line
Now you come to mention it Nut, no - it's for 2013 Maybe they'll send me the 2014 one when it's ready ....
chiltern usually send the cat. around the turn of the year. I'm sure you'll get one.
Chiltern seeds supplied a large proportion of my garden. Trees, shrubs and perennials
I like chiltern seeds too.
Although I am getting quite excited by some touchwood aquilegias. Double yellow frilly ones- just germinated.
I hope to see flowers on my Touchwood aquilegias next year, very exciting
I'm not expecting flowers until the year after. If I get enough seedlings, part of the veg patch might get sacrificed.
I sowed in January, germinated March so good size plants now. I'm hopeful for at least a few flowers. Viridiflora will if nothing else does.
I bought a few well-grown seedlings when I visited - so looking forward to seeing the flowers