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Help! Astrantia by seed

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 19:22

I agree, untidiness is good.

Alternative lawns

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 19:16

How much walking over will they get? Grass is used for lawns because it can cope with that

Prolonging flowering this autumn - Asters and crysanths and roses

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 19:13

andyou need some later flowering asters and chrysanths. Have a look and see what's flowering in other gardens and nurseries but beware of the very late chrysanths. I had some that were so late they just looked miserable in November. I'm miserable enough in November without that.

Pruning probs

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 18:59

they're too small for me to see and I can't enlarge them, sorry

Help! Astrantia by seed

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 18:55

They don't need heat Rosemary. Hardy plants never 'need' heat though some can be germinated quicker with heat. Not Astrantia though. Sow it now and let it get as cold as it gets. 



Posted: 19/09/2013 at 18:02

I would be psychologically starved Tracey,

Alternative lawns

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 18:00

that sounds good SF

Is this poisonous

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 17:56

give those a good haircut this winter and they'll be a lot more attractive

Help! Astrantia by seed

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 17:53

Michelle, I sowed my aquilegias in autumn for years and they always germinated, mostly in spring but sometimes very quickly and I had tiny plants to nurse through the winter. Last year I bought some new ones from Carrie Thomas at Touchwood, National Collection holder. She said January. This year I sowed in January in a cold GH. Excellent germination in March and no babies to suffer in winter.

See these and try not to get carried away

Ask Dovefromabove, she's been there and I'm jealous

Help! Astrantia by seed

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 14:15

Gg, I sometimes wonder just how old some of the bought seed is. Fresh seed never lets me down and they do seed around.

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Seed and plant swap 2015

For the exchange of this and that between forum members 
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keep of the grass in winter

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Just look at this seed head

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Knowing when to stop

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