Honesty tips please.....
Hello all....am thinking about planting some honesty....as far as I can see (on the internet) the seeds are more readily available than plugs. Are there any enthusiasts out there who can advise me about which ones to buy...am looking for a hardy annual variety which could produce the dried discs in the autumn...any advice would much appreciated.
Any of the lunaria annua, the lilac or white, plain leaved or variegated, will produce the seedcases you want.
It's a pretty undemanding plant not requiring any special treatment, and will grow in the shade or sunlight - I think it does better in the shade.
However, it's a biennial not an annual, - sow seeds now and you'll get flowers next spring
I only had one plant which produced seeds last year, and this year I've got loads of seedlings. The snails seem to love them, though.
I haven't got as many of the variegated ones this year but the number of seedlings is looking good for next year.
I agree Dove, I think it likes the shade, it looks best of all under trees
Snails haven't bothered mine landgirl, maybe I've got something they like better
In the sticks near Peterborough
Oh thanks dove...land girl and nut cutlet such a fast response, will plant and wait...luckily I have much shade to be filled so sounds ideal