Posted: 22/01/2014 at 17:51
Not patient enough with seeds ...bought my plants. Always looking for best prices though....we have a few good nurseries locally here too.
Yes, you do need to,build up as big a root system as possible before allowing echinaceas to flower. Some varieties really are very poor bred for their brilliant flower colour but at the expense of a decent constitution. They simply just flop.
Why few cultivars able to seed? Many are sterile. So a mixture of old and new seems to be the solution.
Hey! How can you "accidentally" spend £120? Mind you I once ordered 3 digital recorders by pressing "submit" too many times as I checked my order. Hmmmmmm! I guess I really am a sillee billee
Think I may need to spend the money I'm meant to be saving for my car insurance for when I pass! It is a good cause, so I'm sure mum wouldn't mind.
There seem to be so many nurseries around your neck of the woods, jealous much!
Ive got 8 straight species and a few cultivars growing happily and flowering prolifically, not now, but there were in September haha. With the sterile cultivars, what would be the methods they'd use to multiply the plant?
Not going to lie, that is pretty silly nut I didn't actually buy them by accident, but it's what I always tell my mum when she gets emails from paypal saying they've taken £120 out her account ( and the odd tenner every well for another plant). Butt I do always pay her back, she may just have to wait a week or so! But I never buy anything near the end of the month, as there's never any money in her account then...I shouldn't know these things!
WOODGREEN - if you could that would be greatly appreciated