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Supernoodle

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 

Supernoodle

(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???

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,

nutcutlet

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

Berghill

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.

 

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nutcutlet

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.

Supernoodle

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

Supernoodle

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

nutcutlet

Lovely place to visit too

A long way though

Supernoodle

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

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

nutcutlet

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

Supernoodle

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.

nutcutlet

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

Fairygirl

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.

nutcutlet

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

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Fairygirl

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 

nutcutlet

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

Supernoodle

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....

Berghill

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.

Supernoodle

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