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What new flower seeds are you going to grow in 2014

punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,475

Sitting here on a horrible wet day, so am looking through the seed catalogues and I wondered what new seeds forumers were going to grow next year. I must say a piece of cake would help the decision making. Nevermind spicy meatballs for tea and a warming bottle of red

Did they tear it out with talons of steel
And give you a shot, so that you wouldn't feel?
And washed it away as if it wasn't real?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    I had decided I wouldn't grow so many plants from seed next year. There's still hundreds waiting to be planted now. But then the seed swap comes round and off I go again. I've already started and there are seedlings. Digitalis grandiflora and a white mallow, both up. Several other sown.

    Now I think I'll have a look at a few seed companies. Plant World seeds,  Derry Watkins,  Chiltern. That will do for a start. 

  • I've been buying seed for about 3 months now and they are all stored in the garage fridge I must get them out and have a look at what I’ve got


    I did collect some from my Dahlia so that will be exciting just to see what colour they come out at





  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 33,989

    Pd - I'll be round later with a cake image

    Foxgloves for me I think. And more veg possibly.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Have a look James, you may have got some that need sowing now

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,857

    I normally buy plug bedding plants from a mail order firm but next year I thought I'd grow more from seed. I was in the big garden centre in Newhaven in September and bought lots, including the Ladybird poppies we'd seen when we visited Great Dixter in June. They looked stunning. Bought mustard and cress too as they don't sell it in France then I gave it to my grandson last weekend. Must get some more in November when we go back to the UK.

    We had steak Diane (very 70s! yum) and a warming bottle of red. Rained all day.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 9,233
    Cleome - they look fab, and i had no idea you could grow them from seed. And some more lupins - never liked them before, but am now a convert
    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,728

    Haven't decided yet (just getting the catalogues in for the usual nights of Winter browsing - it's not quite the same doing on the web!)  I usually grow hardy perennials, shrubs and trees from seed which can be quite challenging but very rewarding as the natural variation you get in seed sown plants can produce unique specimens.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Seed I have in my fridge to date

    Lobelia “Monsoon” Trailing

                    Sow       January-April

    Parsley “Italian Giant Flat Leaf”

                    Sow       April

    Basil “Genovese” (Ocimum Basillicum)

                    Sow       April

    Mountain Cornflower “Centaurea Montana” Hardy Perennial

    Sow       August

    Cornflower “blackberry Fizz”

                    Sow       Mar-May                            Flowers                                June-September

    Cherry Tomato “Cerise”

                    Sow        March-April                       Harvest                                June-October

    Radish “Sparkler 3”

                    Sow       March-September          Harvest                                April-October

    Parsley “plain Leaved 2”

                    Sow       January-December         Harvest                                January-October

    Tarragon “Russian”

                    Sow       March-May                        Harvest                                May-October

    Sunflower “Autumn Time”

                    Sow       March-May

    Onion “spring” Ishikura

                    Sow       March-July                          Harvest                

  • Sweet Corn “sparrow F1”

                    Sow March-May                               Harvest                                August-September

    Onion “spring White Lisbon”

                    Sow March-September                 Harvest                                March-September

    Californian poppy “single Mixed”

                    Sow March-May OR June-October

    Wallflower “single Mixed”

                    Sow April-July                                    Flowers                                March-May

    Hollyhock “Nigra Single”               

                    Sow March-May

    Canterbury Bell “Cup and saucer Mix”

                    Sow April-June

    Gazania “sunshine Mixed”

                    Sow February-April

    Michaelmas Daisy “aster novi-belgil mixed

                    Sow Not known

    Thyme “purple Creeping” Thymus Serpyllum”

                    Sow April

    Carnation “violets”

                    Sow April I think

    Sweet Pea “Lathyrus Odoratus, Black Knight”

                    Sow December

    Chilli “Serrano”

                    Sow February-May                         Harvest                               

    Tomato “Sun gold F1”

                    Sow March-April

    Tomato “Sun Cherry F1”

                    Sow March-April

    Mexican Hat “Ratibida


  • Mexican Hat “Ratibida

                    Sow Not Known

    Malva Sylvestris “Zebrina”

                    Sow Not Known 

    As you can see by my list some of the information is incomplete, I would be gratefully of guidance also advice.

    I think I have some more seeds hiding some were I will add them when I find them all so would anyone like the Malva as I bought this and the found out they are a very high plant.


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