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Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 11:11

Lyn many thanks for the lovely card and the seeds, they arrived this morning.

 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:52

Thanks a lot Lyn, I've sent you a pm with my address.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 11:44

Lyn would it be possible for me to have some of the following please. If so I can pm you my address.

Cosmos Double click Snow Puff

Stachys (lambs ears)  

Lychnis coronaria

Tall pink echium

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 11:37

Soulboy many thanks for the Sunflower instructions. I have several still in situ and yet one more to open properly and I'm hoping the wind does'nt break them over the next few days.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 11:36

Pinkandwhitepoppy many thanks for my seeds and the instructions, they arrived today. It was very generous of you to spend your time and include the instructions so carefully given.

 

Ideas Please

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 08:38

I think Geranium Bill Wallis would be lovely in that spot and it's tiny purple flowers would compliment your Gypsophila and other plants around. I've grown it for years and can easily keep it in check by dead heading. One of mine is still flowering now.

Advice on Fuschia, please.

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 08:34

That is one beautiful Fuschia little-ann. It looks so good with the variagated cornus.

I find that late summer and autumn are great for the red and purple fuschia but the pink and deep pink ones have bloomed well all summer.

I take cuttings as a precaution too but leave my hardy ones outside even if they are in containers and they've done ok these past few years.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:38

Pink and White Poppy that's fine by me of course. Cangrandmafixit I've sent you my address.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 11:04

Gardenmaiden many thanks for your generous gift of the seeds and the lovely card, they arrived just now. Yours are on their way.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 06:31

PinkandWhitePoppy, I've pm'd you my address. All those who have reqested seeds will get them and some were posted yesterday, the rest will be in the post today.

When I receive any I'll post on here and send a pm too.

 

Sorry only know what I have read about what would be the best way to ripen the sunflower seeds. I'm leaving mine on the plant and taking off tatty leaves to make them look a bit better. Last year some ripened at the allotment quite late in the year despite a lot of rain as the head was leaning forward slightly.

I have seen on Wiki How that if you cover the head with a brown paper bag, cut the head off leaving about 30cm of a stalk. Hang the brown bag with the sunflower head up somewhere dry where air can circulate. Periodically check the head to make sure it's not going mouldy. After about a week or so the seeds should be easily removed. If they are difficult to remove then leave the head for another while as they are not yet ripe and dried properly. Sunflower seeds will be easily removed when they are ripe and dry, if you're finding it difficult then they're not ready.

 

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