Help with seeds please

WhippetWhippet Posts: 68

Ive found some packets of seeds maked Nigella, Aquilegia, Cowslip, Lupin,Marigold and Sweet William.

Please can you tell me when and where is the best time to sow these>
Also, I have a large shady bed full of Snowdrops. They have been truly beautiful but are now fading fast. I read somewhere that the flowers and leaves should be allowed to die off naturally but it takes ages for the leaves to go so the result is a bed full of green leaves and nothing else. Is it alright to chop the leaves off when the flowers have finished?


  • LynLyn Posts: 8,098

    I have planted all the seeds you mentioned just now, well about 2 weeks ago, so put them in now and all should be OK, also, I wouldnt cut the green off my snowdrops, or the seed heads, they will reproduce from the seeds.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • WhippetWhippet Posts: 68

    I'll sow them tomorrow then and leave the Snowdrops alone. Thankyou for the advice.

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