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Posted: 30/06/2012 at 21:13

The tallest blooms of some of my larkspur are starting to go to seed, with a few flowers on top of the largest stem.

I am in mind to cut them off. Would this prolong the flowering ?  The plants are quite bushy and the  shorter stems are still in bloom.

They are flowering beautifully and it's the first time I've grown them from seed so looking for a way to prolong the flowers if possible.

Thanks for any advice

gws thompson morgan offers

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 10:48


You won't get a response from T & M on here re the perennials offer I'm afraid.

There is a thread on the plants forum- which does give T & M reply about the late dispatch of these plants.


Posted: 30/06/2012 at 09:48

Thanks for the pic gardeningfantic- really sweet

Lavender from seed help!

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 09:36

Hello,  I'm growing a fair bit from seed but not grown lavender.

Yes they do need to be potted up into bigger pots.

It is advisable put one in each new pot so they have room to develop and then you get more individual plants. Sometimes in the case of wallflowers I do put an extra one in. Depends on how much space I have.

I don't know that much about lavender but my feeling is that they would probably be too small to go out yet and with the current weather.

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 19:41

Kate1123- thanks for info about Hampton Court programmes  at least there is something to watch next week

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Posted: 29/06/2012 at 11:50

Sarah B- good advertising for your company


What was the name of that lovely plant

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 10:50

fotofit- Thanks for the info, I know what you mean about thinking about next year already

I agree that it's not too late to sow seeds now- I've been growing the white variety but thinking of getting some of the lilac/ purple ones for next year also


Posted: 29/06/2012 at 10:44

Geoff- I agree with you

What Am I

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 09:45

Saw a couple of bee flies a few months ago-  didn't stay still long enough to get a photo

What was the name of that lovely plant

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 22:17

Good news fotofit . Just out of interest where/what aspect/ soil did you plant them?

From what I've read they seem to do well in most situations, I'll be planting them around them garden but would be good to know what places they like most

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