London (change)
Today 8°C / 1°C
Tomorrow 7°C / 3°C
14 messages
05/08/2013 at 18:45

After excellent advice from this site I have purchased some thalictrum seeds. I have researched online about fresh seed and it says plant immediately, where as the instruction say plant jan/ feb... I know they need a period of cold to germinate would it harm to plant them noW and store in a cold frame keeping them damp??

05/08/2013 at 18:49

have you got enough to do half and half. 

Do you know that the seeds are fresh? Mine aren't ripe yet, but these are harvested and packed.  

05/08/2013 at 19:00

They are supposed to be fresh yes nutcutlet i think it was you who advised me to buy them!! they are a collection of 20 seeds so not that many I might trial half now and half in January!!!!!! what do usually do with yours???? ( tip seeking)

05/08/2013 at 19:05

Did I? I've got a short memory Where did you get them?

05/08/2013 at 19:29

I got them from twighlightgardenseeds on eBay ( I have bought several v v good seed combos from her in the past) I think I may do half tonight lol I'm such an impatient person, if I could I would dig bulbs up to check they were growing!!! 

05/08/2013 at 19:30

youWou suggested them for my woodland garden project!

05/08/2013 at 20:13

i remember now. It does say fresh seed so I'd sow them. Cover them with grit and leave them to get on with it. the grit will stop them growing mould or getting washed out of the pot if they don't germinate til spring. 

i had to be very strict and leave that site. there are some nice things there and I've promised myself a year off baby nuturing.

06/08/2013 at 17:31

Planted them today!!!! 

06/08/2013 at 17:43

05/09/2013 at 17:31

I hope you don't mind me hijacking this thread but I'd be grateful for some advice please.

My Thalictrum (delavayi?) has been magnificent this year and I've promised someone some seeds from it. How can I tell when they're ripe please and if I post them is it ok just to send in an envelope (without holes obviously!!)

05/09/2013 at 17:37

When they're dry and brown and come of easily they're ready. An envelope is fine

05/09/2013 at 17:38

They turn brown, and when you run the seed head through your fingers, the seeds detach. I always double wrap seeds. Ie make a little envelope for the seeds, then put that in the envelope you're posting.   A use for all those junk mail envelopes that come through the letterbox


05/09/2013 at 17:46

Good idea. If the recipient isn't expecting seeds they might all fall out when they open it.

06/09/2013 at 09:14

Nice one, thanks very much. They're still very much a greeny-purple yet so I'll wait a while.

email image
14 messages