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Dividing Clematis

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 09:05

I was given some dug up 'outriders' last year from 2 clematis. They started to grow and have now died back, I hope that's due to winter. I await with interest to see what happens in spring. They're potted up, outside

What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 09:02

I've got some on order from the HPS, I've forgotten what they are

I've resisted looking at too many catalogues, I know what happens later on. I have a good collection of germinated and waiting to germinate seeds out there already and more to sow around March. Come April a 20' x 8' GH and the area surrounding it starts to shrink and the babies are homeless

Rose hips- culinary varieties

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 21:56

I haven't made wine for years Bob.  The proportion of really good ones was low in relation to the not great and the undrinkable. 

tulip tree

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 17:44

I find a lot of seeds germinate much more quickly if you save and sow them yourself. I assume they haven't gone completely dormant in that time, unlike a packet of seeds that would have to be completely dried before packeting

Rose hips- culinary varieties

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 17:39

I've made rose hip wine. It tasted a bit too much like rose hip syrup for my taste. Maybe I put too much sugar in. A lot of home-made wine recipes are over sweet for my taste

Mystery tall ruderal

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 15:21

I think that's Reseda luteola, aka weld and several other local names

Rose hips- culinary varieties

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 14:43

No rose hip is poisonous. Some aren't very nice and some are so small they're not worth bothering with.


Mystery tall ruderal

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 14:34

Have you got any clearer photos? that one enlarges to a blur for me

tulip tree

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 14:30

Have you put the seeds in the fridge with moist compost or something else?

140 days is a long time, do they come from an area that is cold for that long? 

I haven't tried these so can't offer first hand advice. If they were mine I would have sown them and stood the pots outside with all the other chilling seeds. I have more success with that than with artificial chilling. I think the natural ups and downs of temperature play a part as well as the cold

Seed Dispensers

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 21:09

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