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Growing aquilegia from seed

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 11:48

It's not just aquilegias I sow too thickly Bob

Nicotiana are even worse to prick out

Lavender

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 11:30

I wouldn't have them in the spare room yet lb, even if you have to resort to that in midwinter. On another thread someone was talking about using a plastic box as a cold frame. I wouldn't leave anything under that in the long term unless it had vents in the side, but it's something you might consider on wet days so they don't get drowned

Growing aquilegia from seed

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 11:23

Mine germinate with total reliability Philippa.

Desponded, On January 1st 2015. Sow your aquilegias, in pots not trays, with some gritty compost. Put the seed on top then cover with more grit. Water them in. Put them in a cold GH or cold frame and forget them for months. They WILL germinate when their moment comes. I promise. It never fails.

You can sow now if you like and leave them outside in a shady spot, same result.

I used to do it like that but sometimes they'd germinate very quickly and I'd have babies to get through the winter

sowing seed for next year

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 09:40

Where have I gone? I posted on this thread yesterday. 

Not that I said anything deep and meaningful because I haven't even looked at the seed lists yet. I like to choose a few things I've never heard of or know nothing about. That's not so easy now, with the internet I can know anything about anything, even if I forget almost immediately

I rely on the biennials to sort themselves out. Some years are a bit light but they all keep going.

I'll be looking at Derry Watkin's list, Special Plants I think it's called. Plant World seeds and Chilterns. I'd better get on with it

Deepest red astrantia

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 08:52

None of these cultivars can been relied upon to seed true. You would do better to buy the one you like best and split it up.

I have 'Hadspen Blood', less than half of its babies are as dark.

That's the way it is with named cultivars, they can only be reproduced by division or cuttings.

ID please!

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 23:12

Hi Snoodle

Uninspiring. a good description

Growing aquilegia from seed

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 23:11

Carrie Thomas (Touchwood Aquilegias) says sow them in a cold GH in January. I had total success with that. 

Also had total success with sowing as soon as ripe, sometimes they germinate very quickly and are small plants by winter. Sometimes they germinate in spring.

 

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 14:22

Bob has taken a bit of stick for this one on the other thread he started gran 

I spend hours rescuing mine, especially C. coum, I haven't got as many of those yet

seed sowing for next year

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 14:04

Chaos? us? surely not

i haven't decided yet.  I'll have to look at a few lists and see what I'd like.

A couple of something I've never heard off would be good.

Talkback: How to choose secateurs

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 08:36

My tools have a hard life of use and abuse and the potential for being lost in the undergrowth. .I have some nice ones, unbranded, inexpensive, that OH found in the Screwfix catalogue last year. 

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