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26/08/2014 at 07:00

Hi, id like to grow an area of wood anemone so was pleased when spotted chiltern doing their seeds. However read elsewhere that they are slow to spread as poor self seeders.  Hence concerned as a novice seeder I may struggle to grow.  Tempted to buy some small plants too 

26/08/2014 at 07:02

(Sorry IT playing up- froze-had to post what I'd written so far to avoid losing it.) has anyone got any experience of growing from seed?  I have a greenhouse so hoping I can get them going better than self seeding success rate???

26/08/2014 at 07:45

nemerosa for me was slow slow slow-for a couple of years it seemed to have not made it-then good god almighty it decided to choke out everything else in the garden. my advice would be to put it someplace where times will be tuf-its very pretty but very thuggish,

26/08/2014 at 07:48

Hi Snoodle. They're cold germinators.Sow them cold in winter

26/08/2014 at 08:56

Like all members of that family, the seed has a very short life span. I am not sure that bought seed is going to be viable. Really what you need is fresh seeds from an existing plant. Even then the seed is best taken when still green and sown fresh and left to the weather. Keep moist over Summer and they usually germinate in Spring. Though mine often germinate within days of sowing.

From fresh seed like that they are very easy. Bit harder to keep them growing on to flowering size though, especially through a hot Summer.


26/08/2014 at 13:40

I'd forgotten the need for fresh seed there Berghill, I sow everything fresh so it just happens.

For the trickier ones I often buy a plant and seed on from there. You can buy Anemone nemorosa in spring from places like Potterton's Nursery Snoodle.

26/08/2014 at 18:37

Thanks guys.  That's made it clear. Will buy a few plants to get going and then try the seed from there.  Much appreciated.

26/08/2014 at 18:42

Great tip re pottertons, Nut.  Just looked and impressed with range! Cheers. 

26/08/2014 at 18:43

Lovely place to visit too

A long way though

26/08/2014 at 18:53

Well good to know if I'm ever in the area.....

now planning my Daffodil and bluebell order as well as the anemones.....

26/08/2014 at 18:56

Where are you getting your daffs and bluebells from Snoodle. I want some more bulbs. I'd like something scented for early flowering in the cold GH.

Maybe I'll start a thread for suggestions

26/08/2014 at 19:07

I meant after looking at pottertons for anemones I'd grab some daffs and bluebells from there too.

At a tangent, have you ever grown daylilies from seed? I fancy trying some from the Summer Wine daylily I got at East Ruston.

26/08/2014 at 19:42

I'd split it up, those cultivars don't come true from seed.

Though they will come from seed if you want to give it a try

26/08/2014 at 19:53

I used The Bulb Company last autumn nut, which is also Gee Tee bulbs, and found the site very simple to use and they were very efficient with the delivery. I ordered in the region of 400 bulbs, mainly crocus and narcissus.

I think they do the Wood Anemones as bulbs but I don't know how successful that is. I had them years ago but I bought them as plants.

26/08/2014 at 20:15

I've used GeeTee Fairy, they're fairly local to here.  I'd better start looking at the lists, nothing happens otherwise

26/08/2014 at 20:19

nut - the trouble with looking is  - it leads to spending....

and I have an extension to pay for soon...

I'm trying to avoid looking 

26/08/2014 at 20:21

I haven't had any new bulbs for a long time Fairy so can I have just a few please

26/08/2014 at 21:15

Ah, so that's why doesn't seem to be any daylily seed about,  I had thought maybe they were difficult. It's a bit too small to split so will have to wait a few years.  Got lovely seed pods though so will see if can germinate just for the fun of it,  See what I get....

26/08/2014 at 21:17

Shop around for Anemone nemorosa, you can buy them like Snowdrops by the 100 from various places.

They do very well from roots (not bulbs) They look like thin brown sticks.

26/08/2014 at 21:21

Ah, I assume that's what potterton are selling - 57p each.

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