Posted: 06/09/2016 at 20:37
At Christmas I was given a small growhouse and this has opened up a whole new side to gardening for me. For the first time yet, I grew all the plants for my hanging baskets from seed (starting in propagators on the window sill) And some plants such as cosmos and verbena 😀😀
I then grew brave and have grown Rosemary, dogwood, lavender, sedums from cuttings, giving some protection initially. 😀😀
I then bought some heliborus and aquilegia seeds. I planted them all at the end of May and once again started them in the house. The aquilegia packet said they would take 3 months to germinate and the heliborus18 months! ( didn't read the packet until I got home😕) The thing is , there is no sign of anything happening with either set of seeds - not expecting heliboruS to start yet but should I give up with aquilegia or am I just being impatient? We went away for 10 days in the summer and they were all quite dry when I got home - could this be the problem? Should I just start again ? Maybe some diffferent seeds? - although I do want both of these plants for the garden - - any suggestions please?