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propagating astrantia

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 21:14

I always have too many seedlings Fishy

It's OK til they need individual pots then there's a space crisis. It's aquilegias this year. 10 pots of seeds was OK, then 20 pots of pricked out seedlings was manageable. 100s of individual pots and the GH and surrounding area will explode

and that's just the aquilegias

propagating astrantia

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 20:52

Hi Rosemummy, To me ripe is when they're loose on the seedhead. I scoop them up, on a dry day. I have some pots that are about 4'' deep and 6'' across, I like those for seeds then I can spread them out. Scatter the seeds,throw a handful of grit on top and leave them outside in a shady spot til summer's over. Then they all sit outside the GH til about February/March when I sometimes put them on the shelf in the unheated GH. This is more for my benefit than theirs, it's easier to watch for germination. If they're still outside when they germinate I bring them in so they grow quicker.

Astrantia germinates in the garden soil, around the parent plant, without any assistance.

propagating astrantia

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 20:23

I sow them when they're ready, leave them outside and off they go, germinate about now from last year.. 

I do nothing special, just a gritty compost with more grit on top. Pot not seed tray. 

propagating astrantia

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 20:02

Different anyway

Invasive weed ID

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 20:01

If it's not dracunculus it's a relation. It will have been the last year, that's 2 or 3 years old,  but until they put up those spotted stems they're quite insignificant.

They're not lilies though, they're aroids. Different family

who am I ?

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 19:56

I think anemone, I don't grow leveillei so can't confirm that.

It's exciting to get the unexpected, 

Is this a weed?

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 19:54

I can't get that in focus

propagating astrantia

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 19:52

Divide it when it's big enough. Seed from the named cultivars doesn't come true but they seed well and you might get something nice. 

East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 17:52

Does anyone know what this is, no-one seems to recognise it!

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 17:45

Could be Dave, that's not one I grow. It's none of my pink ones

Discussions started by nutcutlet

might be ricinus

 
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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

 
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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

 
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Lonicera ID

 
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First paeony of the year

 
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Have I grown too much

 
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Magazine titles

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a couple of IDs please

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Molly the Witch in trouble

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wot daff

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move a rose

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Which violet?

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Lots of legs, no ID

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Comfrey, who knows one from t'other

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holly choice

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