Posted: 19/09/2013 at 18:47
Lovely to read all the different experiences!
I have Astrantia, flowering 2nd time now this year, I wondered if the seed would germinate....sometimes it does and sometimes not.....! I will also make attempts to grow in a propagator as well as potting shed.
I bought a heated propergator last winter determined to grow my own seedlings, The Echium Vipers [all 6] grew well but only 1 plant is flowering @ 12 - 18 " tall, the other s are growing on a bit better since repotting. I have also sown some grass seeds - panicum purple haze-as it has self-seeded around the plant. I have potted some of these as well hoping they survive whatever winter we may get!!
I too have started cutting the perenials down, some are growing back quickly, shall I cut them down again or cover when/if it freezes??