seed sowing for next year

granmagranma Posts: 1,584

I have started sowing  foxglove , and verbascum seeds for next year ,



  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    This has posted itself lots of times can you try to delete the duplicates?

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 10,234

    A bit liberal with the old seed packet there, granimage

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,744

    I've flagged up the multiple posts to the Mods - they're the only ones that can do anything.  Hope we can all reply on one thread, otherwise there's a potential for chaos! image

    A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in - Greek proverb 
  • granmagranma Posts: 1,584

    I have also contacted moderators and requested that they remove all but one thread when I realised what had happened. 

    Though if anyone can tell me how to delete them myself I will sort it out


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,029

    Chaos? us? surely notimage

    i haven't decided yet. image I'll have to look at a few lists and see what I'd like.

    A couple of something I've never heard off would be good.

  • I've sown and had germinated, Calendula, Digitalis a few different types, Honesty,  Hesperis matronalis and some Cornflower.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,029

    I've got a few on order from Derry Watkins now. But only one I've never heard of, Eryngium ebracteatum. So that means I can place another order elsewhereimage

  • I've started off some foxgloves, various poppies, some larkspurs and some wildflowers. Probably a few other things too. I've been taking cuttings from a "Tom Thumb" fuscia too which pretty much all came good. pretty pleased! 

  • granmagranma Posts: 1,584

    Hiya ,

    Nut is that the one with sword leaves , if so be careful it has barbs all the way along ,it's worse than the yucca .it's bloody lethal.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,029

    They're all a little on the sharp side gran. I've never seen this oneimage

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,012

    I shall be trying Lupins for the first time.Also some white foxglove courtesy of hogweed,borage courtesy of Lyn and antirrhinum/french marigold (jolly jester) courtesy of perki image So many little time image

  • I've got 3 different colours of Antirrhinum germinated from seeds saved by a friend. Does anyone know if they come true colour wise?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,029

    No they don't ladyg. But you might get something really nice image

  • Thanks very much for your reply Nutcutlet. I'll not have to worry about colours when I'm potting them on then. image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,029

    There will be similarities within the different batches. Seed from a red won't give you a predominantly yellow mix etc

  • Yes I know what you mean nutcutlet, hopefully I'll get some nice hues.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,029

    I hope soimage

  • Foxgloves, poppies, astrantia, helenium, eryngium, biennial stocks, aconitum. All started in the greenhouse and hardening off outdoors.

    Does anyone know whether I should keep the seedlings in the greenhouse over winter, as they are in pots which might make the roots freeze if left outside? I'm not sure where to plant them yet so want to keep in pots for now.image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,029

    I'd keep them in a cold frame or cold GH. I wouldn't give them heat

  • Thanks Nut!

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