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Seed Audit -open packets and out of date

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 14:42

I think if they germinate they will be normal. Seeds, especially weeds, lurk in the soil and germinate when conditions are right, soil disturbed, enough water etc. they make normal plants when they do germinate.

Plant ID please

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 14:34

They're so pretty 

Hard to get rid of though so I don't try, just enjoy the flowers and the leaves don't hang around long

Plant ID please

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 13:40

or celandine

dig one up and show us the roots

Seed Audit -open packets and out of date

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 12:29

2015 isn't long ago. As SG says, depends what they are. I don't waste a lot of time and compost with well out of date seeds, just chuck them on the garden. But 2 years is nothing to the majority of properly stored seeds.


Posted: 22/01/2017 at 12:08

Rarely get a nut left for us, Keen. They only need processing if you pick them green for pickled walnuts. Otherwise, for us, they need ripening. Squirrels don't seem to care about ripening. They are mature though when the squirrels bury them, they germinate. Maybe I should take my chance and pick some as the squirrels start next year. Ditto the hazle nuts.

tbh, there aren't enough yet to make much of a harvest, I may put more effort into it in the future.

Pond in a pot

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 10:23

I don't think metal would affect the water and it's less likely to crack if the whole thing freezes


Posted: 21/01/2017 at 22:13

Think nature, no nutcrackers out there. (Except the squirrels)

Cracked shell should be OK, removed shell, not OK, it will just rot

Poundland plant haul help

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 21:33

I'd plant the forsythia and buddleia in the ground unless it's frozen solid.. and the alliums. 

Not the non hardy bulbs though, I assume the summer bulbs are the non hardy type, what are they? 


Posted: 21/01/2017 at 21:28

Don't crack it open, just bury it. Pot or garden. It's how I grew my walnut trees, stuck them in a pot around now (leftovers from a Christmas party) they germinated when spring came, now producing their own nuts which the squirrels bury around the garden and they germinate to make more trees. 

Poundland plant haul help

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 16:55

Paeonies aren't bulbs. Don't plant Sarah at bulb depth or you'll never see her again. Growing points just below the surface,

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