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alansharpealansharpe Posts: 2
April's magazine came with free Poppy Pandora and Cosmos Polidor seeds. I planted them. They've both come up looking exactly like Aquilegia ! Anyone else had this problem?


  • LynLyn Posts: 22,889
    Oh well, Aquilegia are a lovely flower😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Posts: 955
    I once planted some Thompson and Morgan sweet peas and they wasn't sweet peas at all. It was some sort of climbing garden pea 
  • GrannybeeGrannybee Posts: 328
    Interesting to see these comments. I thought it was my error when my first tray of the free cosmos seeds proved to be phacelia. I sowed a second tray, very carefully with new compost and making sure the cosmos packet was in my hand. I have 50% phacelia and the other seedlings look a bit like tagetes. Oh well, I like them all but it is frustrating!
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    Maybe they're free because the producers have discovered their mistake and can't sell them.   Disappointed customers can't ask for a refund when they haven't paid anything.
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
    Free seeds in this month's G. World magazine - foxgloves.  I am assuming that I can sow them in trays to overwinter in the GH?
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,959
    @Guernsey Donkey2, re: the foxgloves, they are tough plants and would be fine in an open coldframe or by a sheltered wall. I plant mine out in the autumn and they have survived and are flowering away. 
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,679
    Thanks  @AnniD, I was thinking the same as GD, so will do as you suggest. I do hope they are foxgloves though after previous comments!
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
    No problem with the Cosmos but have ONLY one Poppy Pandora germinated !!!
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,959
    @Lizzie27, it will interesting to see what appears !  :)
  • Novice23Novice23 Posts: 191
    I planted the free cosmos seeds and only two germinated, whilst none of the poopy seeds did anything.  So disappointing. 
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