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Viola and pansy seeds

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 21:07

It does depend on the seed you're sowing and the time of year. Some seeds need a peroid of cold and then others germinate in warmer weather.

I think of hardy as plants that can withstand the winter, half hardy might die if it gets cold enough. A frost will kill tender annuals such as nasturtiams, morning glory, lobelia, cosmos etc, some of these are still flowering now.

What other seeds have you got going?

Wallflowers

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 15:04

They are great to grow Matty, one of the first plants I grew from seed. If you keep pinching them out as they grow,they can get really bushy

Hardy annuals

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 14:56

Thanks punkdoc, not really sown hardy annuals at this time of year before

Pot Tidying

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 14:33

I try to keep them organised and tidy but it soon becomes chaotic again......they seem to multiply

Viola and pansy seeds

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 10:26

I have grown these from seed in the past, but sorry really can't remember when I did it. I think they did take a long time to germinate..........seem to remember having winter flowering pansies in summer !! Think I sowed them outside.

If you have some seeds up now I'd try and nuture them along, you never know

Hardy annuals

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 10:20

Thanks nut, makes sense..... similar things happen when I've sowed stuff in doors early, they have the warmth but not enough light.  Will be shifting them outside

Taking the plunge

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 10:13

Forgot to say, planting bulbs in the very cold weather isn't much fun and a lot more hardwork

Taking the plunge

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 10:12

I do know what you mean Matt, I've still got lots of colour. I've been trying to squeeze in some smaller spring bulbs like crocus and grape hycantihs around the base of plants that I know won't be there or in growth next spring. Not so good if you've got bigger bulbs to plant though

Wallflowers

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 10:08

Did pick up some bare root ones here few weeks ago, think I got about 10 largish ones and a few stragglers for about £2.00. I usually have some wallflowers on the go throughtout the year as they are so easy to grow. Think there's some siberian ones followering now been cutting off the flowers and the seeds in the hope they give me some flowers in the spring.

Got a few little seedlings growing, bit late but they might come through

Hardy annuals

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 10:02

Thanks nut, they are in the coldframe at the moment and hadn't thought about them growing too quickly........if it stays dry might move them out of there

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