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Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 20:07

Hi everyone, I've been a member of the board for years but not taken part in this thread as far as I know.

How does the seed sharing work. I realise that folk pm each other, do we send some money or something as well?

I've got several half used pks of seed that I'm happy to share. Some saved seeds as well and some veg seeds not opened that I won't be able to use all of which I can list on here if someone lets me know how it all works. .


seed sowing for next year

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 20:31

Yes I know what you mean nutcutlet, hopefully I'll get some nice hues.


seed sowing for next year

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 08:36

Thanks very much for your reply Nutcutlet. I'll not have to worry about colours when I'm potting them on then.

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 08:31

I agree it is Honesty. The seeds are still very young, as they get older they will go brown and they they'll be ripe for opening and removing the seeds. You leave the centre part of the pod and it's what is then silvery.

seed sowing for next year

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 08:20

I've got 3 different colours of Antirrhinum germinated from seeds saved by a friend. Does anyone know if they come true colour wise?

Lupin from seeds

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 12:57

Yes Kaz809 you stand a good chance depending where in the world you are. If you're in the UK then you can grow your young plants in a cold frame although I've grown them outside in their pots in a sheltered spot so long as we don't get a very hard winter.

They should grow on for you now, pop them outside somewhere sheltered to get hardened off, there's still a bit of time for them to grow before the winter sets in. They should flower for you next year and you can plant them into their spot in springtime.

By the way, I've grown lupin from seed for manys a year and sometimes they're a success other times the slugs get them. Good luck.

Bee/Butterfly friendly flowers, but space efficient. :)

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 06:59

Coreopsis Early Sunrise is a smashing one and does'nt grow too big or need staking. Mine is'nt floppy either.

You've some great suggestions but I'd reinforce how good Cerinthe is, the bees absolutely adore it and it's a beautiful looking plant. Easy to grow from seed and once you have it you can collect the seeds every year. Mine self seeds and I overwinter them to get early flowers again for next year.


seed sowing for next year

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 05:47

I've sown and had germinated, Calendula, Digitalis a few different types, Honesty,  Hesperis matronalis and some Cornflower.

biennials to plant in situ over the next month?

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 16:22

Don't forget Honesty, it comes in white or a lovely purple, also Hesperis matronalis both great for back of the border. Seeds can be sown anytime now.

Gardener's World TV show

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 17:48

Thanks very much everyone, it has gone onto my wish list.

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