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Talkback: Growing hellebores from seed

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 20:21

The reason why the Seed company gives such instructions is because by the time to see reaches you it has gone into deep dormancy and it needs a lot of persuasion for it to wake up and grow. In nature the seed drops from the plant and is ready to germinate straight away.

If you have plants then fresh seed germinates easily. I confess that these days I just dig up any self seeded ones from around the mother plants. As said they hate root disturbance, especially drying out, so I drop the babies into a bucket of water and they are taken out to be potted on. Also they make new root growth  in early Autumn so that s the best time to move them.

Sadly they often do not come true to colour especially if you have more than one form in the area.

 

 

Gardening Shows

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 12:19

The AGS Show in Whitworth Manchester for tomorrow has been cancelled because of the weather.

Autumn

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 12:17

And the dried bulbs you see in G/C''s are dead, but only growing plants.

Gardening Shows

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 16:08

Any Alpine Garden Society and Scottish Rock Garden Club shows are worth visiting.

These are some of the plants on display at the last one in Blackpool.

http://www.ideasforgardens.net/palustris/AGS_Blackpool_2013/

 

Talkback: How to plant out leeks

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 20:42

Sure do.

Talkback: How to plant out leeks

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 17:54

Colcos, you could pot them up and grow on until the soil is warm enough to put them out.

Brenda, normally we plant ours in early May when the soil is warm here. In milder areas you can do it earlier.

Jennie, saldly no matter what you do, those leeks will go to seed now. Best would be to eat them before that happens.

 

Snowdrops

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 21:03

You may get more hep here

Scottsih Rock Garden Society

Tomato Growpots, any good?

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 18:02

They are very expensive. We were given some many years ago and still use them. Cleaning afterwards is not problem, we just soak them in a bucket with dilute Jeye's Fluid.

But why pay all that money? The rest of our toms are grown in bottomless plant pots on Growing bags.

Hellebore flowers

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 17:59

Ours have been frosted for the last week or so, until late on today. Now they are all stood up as if nothing had happened.

can i plant sprouting doffidil bulbs now?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 17:46

Actually they may well flower this year, but next is another matter. At this stage they will not have time to develop a really good root system, which they need to build up the bulb in orfer to produce a flower next season. In susequent years you may well get them to flower though.

However, they will certainly die if left unplanted so you have nothing to lose really.

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