Posted: 03/05/2013 at 22:35
Seed sowing can be a bit hit and miss til you get the hang of it. I've been at it for yearsand still get failures. I should have another go, we're into good growing weather now, plenty of light and warmth.
Where did you sow your seeds? and when.
I find poppies best sown direct into the soil, rudbeckias do Ok in pots/tray.
The ones that don't flower this year can be planted out if they big enough and hardy enough to go through the winter. Echinacea and sea holly might be best kept in pots. Sea holly doesn't like to be too wet and echinacea is a bit iffy.
I'd always lost ehinacea up til this winter. I was advised on this forum to dig it up and put it in the cold GH. I did that and I still have an echinacea.