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gurbiangurbian Posts: 10

Really chuffed, my Meconopsis flowered over the past weekend

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    Congratulations gurbian. 

  • gurbiangurbian Posts: 10

    As you can see, special horizontal plants!

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857

     Well done. image

    I love blue meconopsis. Have you seen the display at  Harlow Carr (near Harrogate) down by the stream.? I am stunned by it every time I have been there.

     

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • gurbiangurbian Posts: 10

    No, i'm afraid i'm a long way from Harrogate (high up in South Wales). I've grown these from seed and it looks like this year 2 out of 4 are going to flower

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    Well onr gurbian, it's no mean feat to grow meconopsis from seed and keep them alive long enough to flower!  I think I'll try one more time..

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • gurbiangurbian Posts: 10

    These have taken 3 years to flower, but during that time i've done nothing to them. They've not been fed but because of where i live they have had a lot of water! I didn't have any problem with germination, i just followed the instructions on the packet - 2 weeks in the greenhouse and then into the fridge until shoots appeared. I guess i've been a bit lucky

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,153

    So lovelyimage

    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    I'm envious, I've failed in attempts to grow them. I love blue flowers.

  • beautiful- what's your secret? I've tried and tried to grow these from seed without success... bought one in a 9" pot after seeing it on Chelsea Flower show. Hope it seeds itself everywhere without me having to try yet again!

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