Posted: 29/04/2012 at 22:32
roxy2 hi! I bought a cheap box of Anemone de Caen from a supermarket and sowed some indoors and outdoors in February and March. I'm central Scotland, beginner gardener, soil 6-7pH and temperatures have ranged from -1 to 10 degrees last two months. Know nothing about Anemone de Caen but here is photo of results in different conditions. Compost in pots was just multi-p. Friend who had previous year's ones in pots lost some but said was due to continual heavy rain and pots were soaked. She also puts pots in sheltered place in very low temps. I won't know what happens with my outdoors ones until next year. Also as beginner, have no idea if my seedlings ought to be as floppy as they seem to be or if they ought to be standing upright better. Not sure if this helps with anything.
Gold1locks, you have generously responded to some of my problem queries on other subject threads and all responses really encourage beginners like myself to participate in forum discussions, even when we feel we lack the level of knowledge or experience to express ourselves adequately or 'fit in' with any particular level of 'gardening language'. For those of us who have no nearby gardening buddies or mentors, the ambience and absence particularly of critical hierarchy on this forum is a real boost to flagging would-be gardeners who really benefit from the generosity of others willing to share their experiences and give a few minutes of their time to encourage others. So thank you.