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It's all very exiting, growing things from seed. 


Nutcutlet your a star,, those links are great I love aquiligia and there are soooo many varieties there I had to order some .

Crikey, I looked up and realised I'd been here all morning so far and learnt something else today, even when you can't get out in the garden these forums give you a gardening lift, better get some jobs done now before the OH comes home and rants about 'plant porn' again lol

Good luck with the  astrantia seeds Sam let us know how you get on.

Oakley Witch

Hehehe, 'plant porn' I get exactly the same from my OH lol. I found some Astrantia Major seeds that I found in my seed collection that I had been given by my sister and had totally forgotten about Only 4 but still enough to get a plant I hope. I have planted them today and recorded the date so I can note down how long they take to peak through the surface

Hi, i left 4 pots of Astrantias in the greenhouse since November last year. I had bought them from a nursery, then we had all that snow and i completely forgot about them, they had a little bit of water, i don"t know whether they are dead, or what is best to do with them, shall i pop them into the garden now? There is also a Maple tree ... any suggestions?


hi everyone.. i  have tried many times to grow from seed.. each time trying different times etc.. with no success.

well this time i have manged it.. i harvested the seeds from my plants and then dried them out for little while..then sowed them.. i left them for 6 weeks in green house over autumn and then outside during the winter.. then back in the greenhouse end of feb.. and i now have 10 small plants and more coming through.. they come through at varying times.. so dont throw away... and every 4 weeks i go round and rough up the compost and add thin layer of fresh..

i have a white one.. dont know the name and a unknown colour as seeds were form plant in garden i visited and couldnt remember when i got home..

i am naughty but i always take a handful of paper bags with me when i go round gardens for seed heads.



hi can anyon tell me how i can save the web links to my scrapbook on here.. so i dont lose it.

Hiya mel.
Back to one of my fav plants, astrantias
They are late in "emerging" anyway. At least that's my experience.
They have probably dried out....well, they have done.
Take them out of,the greenhouse and water well......let drain and water again.
I would keep them in their pots until you can see new growth. Give it another week or so before planting out into the garden.
Astrantias hate drying out....they will wither away in hot sun in well drained soil so part shade and keep moist. Then they are superb....I think
Hiya mel
Was the maple indoors too?

I thought that I had lost mine this year after the winter, but today there are the bright green leaves appearing, not all seem to be showing yet but now I feel hopeful

Yes - it has the same condition - dried out Thank you for the advice on the astrantias i am following it!! what about the Maple?

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