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Wallflower seeds?

debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,601
Hello clever people. I have some wallflowers grown from seed last year just finished flowering and covered in seed pods. Any tips on harvesting, storing and sowing them? 
I am probably being stupid but not tried collecting seeds from actual plants before very successfully. 

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  • thevictorianthevictorian Posts: 724
    If you have some bare soil around the wallflowers they will seed themselves and you can just dig up and move any seedlings you want elsewhere. If you want to do it yourself then you let the seed pods ripen on the plant and harvest when they start to go brown. As they flower in the second year normally you can sow them straight away or this autumn on the surface of some compost and they should germinate quickly. If you need to store the seed then make sure it's completely dry and then put in an airtight container in the cool.
  • pinkskyinthecitypinkskyinthecity Nottinghamshire, England Posts: 98
    You can also take cuttings off the side shoots if they're long enough. They take quite easily. 
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,601
    Thanks will give that a try they do smell lovely 
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