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13/09/2013 at 10:07

I've collected Delphinium and aquilegia seeds from my garden. When should I sow them in my greenhouse for planting ou in the spring?

13/09/2013 at 10:30

the aquieglia will take in the garden now and you will find small plants everywhere as they seed very well but i do plant some in trays so asto put them where i want and to give away.Deldhiniums Iwait until spring or the weather right in the green house .

13/09/2013 at 10:52

I used to sow aquilegias outside as soon as ripe, it's what they do themselves as flowering rose says. With bought seed I now sow them in a cold GH in january. They get the required chill but I don't get any germinating in autumn and have to look after  them through the winter. 1005 germination using this method this year.

I don't grow delphiniums but I have been told this works for them as well. They are Ranunculaceae and lots  of that family need a winter sow. Some need a fresh sow but I can't see that working for delphiniums

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