grannys bonnet

does anyone know whether granny bonnet flowers can be moved as i have a load of self sown seedlings and would like to move them they are around 2 to 4 inches now will they survive the move?also any suggestions to make it less streesful for the plants? i have clay soil thank u 

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  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    Go ahead and move them

  • will they be ok with the move as there going in to trays untill i have moved house next year 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,619

    Put them into individual pots (they'll grow much too big for trays) - and keep them in a shady place - don't forget to water them occasionally. image  I'd use John Innes No 2 compost.

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

    They'll be fine potted up, they grow quite quickly and you'll need to pot them on before next year. When you say tray, you don't mean a seed tray do you? That would be nowhere near deep enough

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,221

    I move the ones I want to keep in Autumn when the leaves are dying down. They are sold as bare roots so they should survive being dug up in the winter  or early spring and transplanted. I have dug them up at this time of year but you need a big rootball and have to remember to keep watering.

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     Nora Barlow is somewhat free with her favours in my garden.

     

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

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     They do get about. I think this one has some genes from A. viridiflora

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,719

    Bonny 'bonnets' ladies image

    I've just potted one up that had seeded in to a pot of Irises. No idea what it is or where it came from- didn't have any at last house so will be interesting to see what it turns out like!

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,221

    I started out with nora barlow and a blue one. I now get lots of frilly pinks on the backgarden but the one's on the front are almost black, but still nora Barlow shape.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

    I'll save you some seed from the Nora barlow shaped ones fb. Not sure that any of mine are totally NB but they are the right shape

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,221

    I've still got lots of Nora Barlows.  I'm trying to get what I call raspberry ripple to go where I want . When I sow seed in trays it doesn't germinate. Maybe I'll sow it green/fresh, what do you think?

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
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