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Snowdrop bulbs

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 21:26

So best to google to find suppliers then folks.

we seem to be going off on a different tangent

Snowdrop bulbs

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 17:30

does anyone know of anywhere that I can buy SNOWDROP plants or bulbs ?

Heathers

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 22:43

Hi folks

whats the average lifespan of a heather?

Heating for sheds?

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 22:54

Hi folks

is there such a thing as a battery powered heater so I can use it in my shed?

Viola's

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 14:54

thanks mark so you actually cut the whole head off or do you take the branch bit off as well

Viola's

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 12:51

hi mark 1963

so when you see the seeds as your pic you can scrape them out,

thank you

guess im cutting the heads off and scrapping seeds out this weekend then

Viola's

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 16:44
MACAVITYTHECAT wrote (see)

If you don't cut the flowerheads off they turn into a star-shaped husk full of seeds. I leave them until they have dried enough to turn dark, then scrape the seeds into an envelope.  If I'm being anal, I mark each envelope (acid-free) individually but this year I just did one big mixed bag and planted randomly.  The germination rate seems to be as good/bad as bought seeds. The fun bit is that even if you keep the seeds seperate they might not grow exactly the same as the parent plant but they are free and even if they are different, I've learned to embrace the difference!


Hi MACAVITYTHECAT, so you can scrap the seeds out once they have become star shaped

Viola's

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 15:51

I know this sounds silly but how do you collect the seeds?

Viola's

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 12:16

THANKS DOVE

Planted my new ones last night in a big pot so hopefully they will get themselves settled in

Viola's

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 11:46

should i be dead heading them, due to a few in the hanging baskets looking like the heads have turned to seed??

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