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Growing aquilegia from seed

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 13:43

Have you added A. viridiflora to the mix Bob?

Viridiflora doesn't grow that well for me but manages to spread its genes around and create some lovely plants

Praise where praise is due

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 13:03

Lesley, I've sent you a link on the aquilegia thread

Praise where praise is due

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 13:00

I think I'd prefer a knock on the door. You meet interesting people like that. 

Growing aquilegia from seed

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 12:57

Have a look round here Lesley and try and keep control of the order

http://www.touchwoodplants.co.uk/aquilegiaseed.htm

I find those that those derived from the yellow North American species flower at all sorts of odd times.

ID needed please on this shrub and advice if possible to be dug out and moved?

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 12:51

That's not much to go on Dahlia. a photo of the whole shrub and a clear photo of the leaves would be good. Is it evergreen, what colour are the flowers and, if you want to move it; how big is it and how long has it been there?

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.

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