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AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,440
I sowed some aquilegia seeds earlier this year, and the only sign of life was this. Can anyone tell me what it is that I am so carefully tending ?


  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    edited July 2019
    I dont know the name but I've had this come up as a weed.  :(

    Are the seeds you are growing from a seed packet or some you took from the garden? If they're from plants growing your garden then just scatter them where you want
    them and you will see the seedlings come up very quickly. They self seed too much in my garden and I have to weed them out. 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,440
    I thought that might be the case ! Hoping someone can tell me what it is before it ends up in the green waste bin.....
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    It looks a bit like Greater Celandine, Chelidonium Majus. 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,708
    I thought it looked more like a silver birch seedling.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,708
    It is definitely not an aquilegia.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,440
    edited July 2019
    I thought maybe l had discovered a new variety 😁
    Sorry @Bijdezee, l hadn't seen your question, they were from a packet, a variety called " Chocolate Soldier". This was the only seedling to appear. 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,708
    Was it a particular type of aquilegia you wanted? I will be collecting seed from mine shortly. Sown fresh they germinate quickly , I let overwinter in cool conditions in a tray and then prick out in Spring.  Sown in March they take about 6 to 8 weeks to germinate.Some of mine are on here.

    If you PM me your address I could send you some fresh seed after I harvest.

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,440
    That's very kind of you @fidgetbones, and much appreciated  - l would like to have another try !
    I will send you a PM.  :)
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