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Have a go Nick

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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


Posted: 28/11/2013 at 16:44

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


Posted: 28/11/2013 at 15:51

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


Posted: 28/11/2013 at 12:16


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


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??


Posted: 25/11/2013 at 12:17

just ordered some online


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 18:32

our garden centre has sold out, sutton seeds have as well


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 16:32

Anyone know where I still can get some or is it to late?


Posted: 23/11/2013 at 11:26

Thanks dove 

mine seem to be thriving in the cold weather

Winter Pansy's

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 10:39

Hi folks

how long should Pansy's last?

should I dead head them?

sorry for the simple questions.

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