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sowing crocosmia

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 16:32

They will take a couple of year before they will be big enough to plant out, first year they look like blades of grass. 

Grow them on until they look like a plant you‘d buy from the garden centre. 

I was about to say that if you want instant flowers, split the pot, but reading your OP again it sounds like the seeds have just accidentally slipped into your pocket. πŸ˜€,  it’s a very lengthy process. Growing these type of plants from seeds, I’ve got about 100 baby Agapanthus I know I won’t get flowers on the for years. Crocosmia are a bit quicker but don’t expect instant results. 

Seed growing is a waiting game. 

There‘s a good article here that may help you. This is exactly what I would do,

Mystery plant

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 16:14

Sorry Edit doesn’t work, if you know what it is, do tell.

Mystery plant

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 16:12

I would say its a bit left over from the dahlia. It won’t grow again.

Dried out bare root crab apple hedging

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 12:57
Firefly0 says:

Yes, that's what I should have done.

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 Never mind, may be ok and grow on in the winter, you live and learn as they say.πŸ™‚

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 10:12
Pat E says:

Good one Lyn. We still remember the Egypt holiday, dont we!

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 We  certainly  do Pat. πŸ˜€

sowing crocosmia

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 10:07
Mike Allen says:

"Planting" these corms.  Anytime as long as the soil isn't frozen.  It may take a year or two for flowers to appear.

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 The original OP was from 2015 I think he’s probably ‘planted’ them by now.

NewBoy wants info on sowing seeds. I wouldn’t sow them directly in the garden at this time of the year..

Start them off in pots. 

Trench of compost

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 10:01

Good question Clari, if you just want to fill the trench and grass it over, it will show a chanel because it will sink, you’ll have to pack it very well for it to not show on a lawn. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 09:59

Hosta, don’t forget to pack your ear plugs, you know what these hotels can be likeπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Back Lawn to Wildflower Patch

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 00:04

50gr of mixed seeds should cost about 10 to 12 pounds, maybe less form some places, sow 3grms  for the area youve got there.  Only sow at 1.5 grms per metre. 

Dried out bare root crab apple hedging

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 23:45

If you choose to buy more, you need to put them in a bucket of water on arrival, not leave them until you plant them.  Hopefully a wet winter will sort them out. But just in case you buy more, keep them wet from the start. If you’re not ready to plant them, put them in the ground anywhere for the time being. 

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