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When can new seeds be used

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 11:30

I try and leave the seeds on the plant until they are fully formed. A lot of seeds become brown or black and come away from the plant really easily.

If you take off the seeds when they are not fully formed I don't think they will germinate. Once collected, store in a paper envelope and then sow

I've got seeds forming on my delphs but they are no where near ready, the seed pods are still green, they should be brown and you will be able to see the seeds inside them when they are ready

 

Sowing perennial plants

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 11:25

I know that this has been mentioned on a few threads but I keep loosing them.

What can I sow now? Think I read that aqueligias, astrantias, sweet williams?

Could you give me some suggestions of some more that will germinate and be ready for planting out in the Autumn? Is there some general rule of thumb to follow with perennials?

I try and collect a lot of my seeds so sow when fresh off the plant but do want to grow something different. I'm sure I have loads of nice seeds tucked away in boxes

Thanks

 

 

Wallflowers

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 11:18

Sorry Verdun, but I don't think what you saying is true, well not for me anyway. Those sown now will grow a lot, either way I've found them to be a lot better than the bare rooted ones that you were advocating.

One of the risk that I have found that sown too early in Spring means that you might have flowers the same year.

Looking forward to seeing the Fire king ones will be planted them in large groups, usually just collect my seeds from the mixed ones. They were one of the first plants I grew from seed when I started gardening, love them

 

Wallflowers

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 09:13

See I would disagree. Sowed some mixed wallflowers a while ago and have just repotted them. There's plenty of time to sow them so that you get a great display for next year. Will be doing some more this week as well. Splashed out on some Fire king ones and some purple variety

In the past I've bought some bare root ones but I've always found that I've got much nicer plants from the ones I've grown myself.

 

Sweet peas slow to flower

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 20:37

Sowed mine end of March and not even a sign of flowers yet, they look healthy and are getting taller

Hi Everyone!

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 08:16

Hello, how exciting to start off a new garden! Lots of ideas and advice here. Love the name, I used to keep Rainbow fish years ago, they were my favourite

What plant is this

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 18:22

Calendula was my first thought as well

is this a weed?

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 11:02

Hi nut, yes I did, glad you like them. I inherited the plant many house moves ago now, keep bringing chunks of root of with me and keeps it going Mine looks like Gary's photo so will be flowering soon.

Wilting hydrangea

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 09:19

I don't grow hydrangeas. Yours doesn't look well with all plants like this once repotted and watered, stick them somewhere out of direct sun and give them some time, might perk up

Seed swap

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 08:55

Hi Lyn, I'm just starting to collect some seeds.

I will have some ragged robin seeds soon, they are tiny so quantity won't be much. I done this before and they have germinated well. They should be white ones.

Will also be collected some sweet williams as some are starting to go over.

Once I get round to sowing them I will have some wallflower Fire king and another pink type to offer

I'm looking for perennial insect friendly seeds. I've also started to grow houseplants again so any small off shoots of those would be good also.

 

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