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Stacey Docherty

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??

nutcutlet

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.  

Stacey Docherty

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)

nutcutlet

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

Stacey Docherty

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!!! 

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Stacey Docherty

youWou suggested them for my woodland garden project!

nutcutlet

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.

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!!)

nutcutlet

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

fidgetbones

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

 

nutcutlet

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

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

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