I give mine the Chelsea chop and also place a hoop support for them to grow through to keep them tidy.
I am not sure which these are and was hoping someone could identify them for me.
What a good idea Fairygirl. Thanks.
Thankyou Mike, that is really welcome information, especially with regard to overwintering them.
I am definitely going to try it. Nothing ventured and all that.....😊
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Definitely worth a go. Thanks. Shall sow half today and the rest in March.
I put some seed pods onto kitchen roll and left them for a few days to dry out. Then I managed to twist the pods open to extract loads of black seeds.
I too would like to know how and when is the best time to sow them.
Thanks Chrissy and Jacquim, I am going to give them a try overwinter but I will definitely be buying them again next year and like you Chrissy, will take cuttings to increase the numbers for the pots.
Thanks Will, Busy-Lizzie and Bob. I've looked at H. 'Riverton Beauty' and they couldn't be more of a match. I will move them further back in the border next spring as the lower third of the stems is unsightly so needs to be planted behind other plants. I shall definitely give them the 'Chelsea chop' next year. Thankyou all again.
I bought some very cheap Coleus plants at the start of summer and they grew like billy-o. I knocked a couple of stems off while moving them and stood them in a glass of water to enjoy the leaf colours indoors. We went away for a week and when we returned the stems has filled the bottom of the glass with roots. I've never known such easy cuttings material...s
Thanks Grannybee, I thought that but the height of them threw me.