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02/01/2013 at 13:38

I have a pack of Mr F strawberry seeds. I was going to have a go at growing them but have now been given loads of strawberry plants. If anyone would like them they are variety 'Delician'. They need to be sown soon

I had them for nowt.

 

02/01/2013 at 13:40

Parcels on their way for Sam and for hollie hock.

 

02/01/2013 at 16:23

Thank Bev for the seeds really wanting to start sowing them but too early for that will go nice in the white border.

Stiil enjoying the seed swap great what comes in the post

02/01/2013 at 20:08

Thankyou Nutcutlet 

I had a collection of seeds came yesterday. I had been nosing through Touchwood Plants. The national collection of Aquilegias, OOOhhhhhh, 3 hours I was looking, many cups of tea later (to keep my strength up you understand  and I had 6 packs of seeds and post included for £10! I have just put in another order. Im finding this seed milarky a real addiction hehe. 

http://www.touchwoodplants.co.uk/aquilegiaseed2013.htm

Have a look. Hundreds and they are stunning. I have a georgous green and chocolate coloured pack and cant wait to see it flower. Well worth a look 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17265.jpg?width=286&height=222&mode=max

 Had to share

02/01/2013 at 20:29

Sam, I was just talking about that one on the flower count thread.

It's quietly beautiful and creates some interested crosses with the other species.

02/01/2013 at 20:36

Yeah, it is a beauty. I fell in love with it when I saw it. In your mail you said you couldn't keep it. Is it difficult to grow?

02/01/2013 at 20:53

Easy to germinate, easy to flower, easy to lose after that. Maybe not too hardy but makes some lovely crosses, here with a purple vulgaris

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17268.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

02/01/2013 at 21:13

That is stunning. So its one that I need to keep some in the greenhouse then to keep it true? The colours above are lovely. Very pretty. I cant wait for mine to start mixing up (Once I have my separate ones safe)

02/01/2013 at 21:41

Lovely Aqueligias they are such pretty plants. I have a few established hardy ones and grew some from seed last year and planted out Hopefully will have a few different ones in the Spring.

Really enjoying this thread, thanks everyone

02/01/2013 at 22:08

Do they flower in the first year? I planted some years ago but they didn't flower til the second year. I wasn't sure if that was because they were in poor soil and I wasn't to hot on the watering back then either 

02/01/2013 at 22:25

When I've sown seed as soon as ripe they germinate in a very short time, over winter as small plants and often flower late the following year. I don't expect the ones I've just sown to flower til next year. But i may be surprised.

02/01/2013 at 22:30

Oh right. So it may have been my bad mothering then hehe. I hope so. I really would like some colour from them this year. Im a very impatient gardener hehe

02/01/2013 at 22:36

I sowed some and they do only flower in the second year - I think unless they are small plants by winter they have to grow big enough to produce flowers. You get a surprise when they do flower

02/01/2013 at 22:58

Hmmm, so maybe Im not that bad then lol  Thats reassuring Gardengirl. I go down to the greenhouse every day telling my seeds to get a wriggly on and grow. My other half just shakes his head at me 

Im getting better though. I used to poke them to see if they were doing anything lol. I learnt the hard way 

03/01/2013 at 12:45

Hello Bjay the seeds arrived today, seed swap is good 

Hello all

What a nice lot of Aquilegias you all have posted pictures of.

some say talk to your plants it helps them grow

03/01/2013 at 12:48

I'm sure it does. Pity swearing at the weeds doesn't work so well

03/01/2013 at 13:11

That would be good if the weeds went away, probably just makes them grow

03/01/2013 at 15:49

Hi all

Still have some commercial seeds:

Strawberry 'DeicianF1'

Sweet Pea 'Spencer special mix'

Pansy 'Clear Crystals Mix' x2

Own seeds:

Cosmos White -a few

Hollyhock deep red (I hope)

Looking for Alyssum, Annual lobelia (not trailing), Cobeaea?,, Red flowers - esp perrennials

03/01/2013 at 16:24

Hi All

OOOOH garden porn again!!! Every time I come here I spend money lols,, what lovely aquiligias, this year I am growing plants to swap seeds  and tomorrow I'm going to have a go at swearing at my weeds lols

03/01/2013 at 17:47

May be if you get a bit stressed have a go at swearing at the weeds might help a bit, but the weed may still stay but could go, have a go and tell us if it works.

That sounds good I will grow plants for swap seed as well. spend lots of money this way.

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