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Rust spores are everywhere and it's a bad year for them. I always cut any chives I use from the base,
The chances of killing chives are remote
Demented castanets sounds like magpies. Football rattles we call them
Not an elder but something that grows here. Unfortunately, unlike bekkie, I never haven't found a name to forget
But not JKW
That'll be broccoli then. All the same family and style of seed head.
No it wasn't gaelic
Somethings take ages Fishy, I've never watched wallflowers. Then others have seeded and dropped before you're ready
It was clear to me Philippa. and true. Each seed doesn't ripen at exactly the same time and by the time a head is completely ripe some have been ripe for a while, and some may have already dropped.
Did it have yellow flowers?
I dunno Pauline. But I can't either. Haven't been able to for some time now
If the roses don't germinate I should be able to collect seed from some of mine this year. I think what you had were the remains of a large packet from Chiltern seeds. I find they often flower first year from seed if you start them in the autumn.
I'd pot them up unless your soil is very kind. They'd never get a hold in my soil at this time of year