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Can narcissi cross breed?

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 14:32

Hi Alice, I'd love to see a photo if you can upload one. Start with the tree in the tool bar. I don't know what you do to load from a phone

Cerinthe seeds

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 14:29

I've never sown any in the garden Lyn, It's DIY

The first lot I had, years ago, just 6 seeds from a friend, germinated very quickly in a pot and everything is descended from those

Can narcissi cross breed?

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 14:21

Bob is right, I didn't think to mention that, the existing bulbs won't change, only their offspring

Can narcissi cross breed?

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 14:16

Not sure if different narcissus species can cross but cultivars of the same species will and all seed back to something closer to wild.

I think I'd have the large cultivated ones out, for me they'd spoil the effect.

Cerinthe seeds

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 14:04

Some people recommend soaking them first.

I usually sow fresh and they germinate quickly. I only have a cold GH and if we got a proper winter they might fail, but they're very nearly hardy. The self sets in the garden mostly survive and if they don't, more will germinate. I've got a good crop this year


Posted: 26/03/2016 at 13:55

I would think if you let them seed last year a rake over to loosen the soil would do the job. But check first, they may already be germinating


Snake head fritillaria

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:57

They grow here, in an area of grass and alder suckers, that gets inundated at some point during most winters, but not all. Quite sunny. dries out a lot in the summer after they've disappeared. Multiplying well.


please help me

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:44

It can be done, it's the ones that have seeded into clumps of perennials that are difficult

Snake head fritillaria

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:41

They're easy if they have enough moisture. Prediction of flowering dates is less easy.


please help me

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:00

It looks like a mixture of arums. Arum italicum and maculatum. The latter is our native 'Lords and Ladies'. It's irrelevant which, they both work the same way.

Every tiny little corm grows, you need to get them out to stop them coming back. But if you remove the leaves they won't recur this year.

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