How to collect seed from astrantia and silene

Watch this video clip and find out how easy it is to collect astrantia and silene seeds after they've flowered.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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By August, many border perennials are ready to start scattering their seeds, so now is an ideal time to collect ripe seed from your favourites and grow new plants for free. In this short video clip, Monty Don gathers seeds from Astrantia ‘White Giant’ and fringed campion (Silene fimbriata), showing you how to take whole seedheads and what to store them in, and how to remember what they are.