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Trees from seed

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:06

Pots are better than trays, some trees create a  longish root before you want to be pricking them out. That's best done as things get a bit warmer, otherwise they might rot.

My feeling is that exposure to all weather is part of the process. However, some trees will germinate whatever you do or don't do. This may be one of them

A lot of people fail with tree/shrub seeds because they do too much, or try and be kind to them. 

Trees from seed

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 13:48

The fridge is an alternative to standing them out for the winter. I think outside is better. Fridge temperature is above freezing point, outside is often lower than that. Variable temperature is what happens in nature. Plants evolve to survive the climate they're in

Salic Flamingo

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 13:42

It's been very dry for September, have they had enough water?

 

What plant is this please?

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 13:40

Some look as though some are coming up to flower, that will help.

Do the leaves smell of anything?

Trees from seed

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 12:51

Seeds don't naturally sink themselves 6 inches into soil, they land on the surface. Then they sit out in the weather. I cover hardy tree seeds in a small layer of compost, just enough to surround them, then a layer of grit, then I leave them outside to take what nature would give them. I don't have many failures

Talkback: Gardening makes you happy

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 09:33

I'd start a new thread with this with the plant name in the thread title.

Different people look at different threads and you'll find more Acer experts like that.

I'm not an acer expert

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 09:20

Nice one

Which end is which?

Name Please

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 08:42

Looks like what I call Godetia and is now called Clarkia

Or is it the other way round

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 08:29

Hi Mike, no, not arranged with anyone though you can book a tour guide.

http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/Botanic/Home.aspx

It's open to the public everyday, though possibly not Sundays except for members.

It's within walking distance of where I was brought up, we used to take picnics though that will be frowned upon now I'm sure.

It's certainly not a private trip and you'd be most welcome to join us

English Bluebells

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 20:49

It won't affect bulbs  but they will cross pollinate and the offspring will be a mix

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