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I have sown some corncockle seeds several times in different locations this spring and they have failed to germinate! The catalogue labelled them as 'easy'... what am I doing wrong? The same also for meadow cranesbill. Any advice gratefully received. Thanks
When did you sow them? It may well have been too cold for them to germinate - if they've not rotted in the cold and wet they'll probably germinate when the soil temperatures have warmed up a bit
I agee, spring only started a couple of days ago, they haven't had a chance yet. I sow my outdoor annuals when it's warm enough for me to be out there without freezing.
I agree - I've not sown any wildflower seeds yet
I've sowed some corncockles for the first time this year. Mine were sown into seed trays in a cold frame though and not directly into the ground.
Have they germinated yet hollie hock? I was going to direct sow mine this year, soon (sooner or later)
Hi nut, yes they have are doing really well, one of the stronger seedlings that I have. Sowed them in the frame on 18th March, probably germinated in about 2 weeks
Might start mine in pots then or they'll not flower before the end of summer and then I won't get seed. Need to get on with it or half my seeds will still be in packets next year like the sunflowers from last year.
I know what you mean nut, haven't done any sowing for weeks but managed to a do bit today.
Thanks for your comments. Some seed was sown back in February - much too early I realise! I have just resown in the G'house and indoors. Fingers crossed!
I have seeds growing on bedroom window sill.
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