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Harvesting seeds

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 08:49

It's about when the seeds are ripe, not the month.

For hellebores it's April or May. Some plants haven't finished flowering yet so it will be at least October or maybe November.

Some seeds are best sown fresh, others (agastache included) are best kept dry and cool til spring.

 

should i just give up or buy a new fork!?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:30

Carboot or Sunday market cotty.

All my best tools are either family heirlooms or second (3rd, 4th?) hand

Harvesting seeds

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 17:57

I use an ice cream tub, hold it underneath, tip the plant over and tap it. If the seeds are ripe they drop out. Make sure they're completely dry and store them in paper packets.

Plant ID

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 17:43

Mine's in flower as well. Some good scents around at the moment with that and Eleagnus ebingeii and the usual late flowering from the choisya

Can you identify this for me please?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 17:39

Sugar beet doesn't grow like that whatever colour it is

They look like mini spuds to me

Which is which?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 17:33

I can only compare with what mine look like right now and I'd say the agapanthus is on the left

Hollyhock

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 08:28

Hi Novice6

Hollyhocks die back in winter, cut them to the ground

Meadowsweet

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 21:56

15 feet long should be enough to fit a few things in. I'll PM you

Helpppp! 24 x1 metre border- clay, shady and next to fence- lucky me!,

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 20:19

Click on the tree in the toolbar to start.

 

You might need something with a bit more substance than just geraniums. A couple of shrubs maybe.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 20:15

artjak, Snoodle, Dove, me, did Panda say she couldn't come?

Mike? are you up for this one?

Where should we meet? Somewhere interesting in case anyone gets held up, public transport being what it is Cafe?

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