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granmagranma Posts: 1,922

I have sown Fox gloves , verbascum , snap dragon's  some forgetmenots, Delphinium .

What are you sowing for overwintering ? 

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,833

    I have sown Tropaeolum speciosum, Sanguisorba, Aquilegias, Linaria and Foxgloves.

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,205

    Fresh Angelica seeds, and Lychnis Vesuvius, were sown yesterday.

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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,433

    I'm going to sow the aquilegia seeds that fidget kindly sent me.

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  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120

    I've sown, Echinacea White Swan, Ammi Visnaga, Scabiosa Salmon Pink and Scabiosa Burgandy Beau. I'm new to sowing seeds so fingers and toes crossed!

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    I've thrown assorted digitalis and aquilegias about the garden but nothing much controlled.

  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    Foxgloves, blue cornflower, canterbury bells, hollyhocks & will be looking to get my hands on some aquilegia seeds image

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    I haven't sowed anything because i haven't got a greenhouse and haven't had great luck with throwing seeds on the ground or in pots on windowsills :-)

    I have all sorts of seeds, some given to me and I have no idea how, when, where to sew them. If anyone can advise I would be grateful. I have aquilegia, cosmos, primrose, primula, 'jubilee' mix and 'blaze' wildflower mixes from brightseeds.co.uk, and collected seeds from my mimulus, lupins and calendulas recently.I would like some california poppies and some cornflower poppies too and need to get some seeds and advice on these too.

    Should I get a seed propogator?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    wakeshine, you don't need a GH

    Primroses, at once if not sooner, outside in pots, shady place will germinate in spring. Aquilegias, now, will germinate quickly or in spring. Don't bring these indoors whatever the weather. they don't need heat at any time.

    Calendula and cornflower are hardy and can be sown in the garden now. cosmos and california poppy are not, wait til spring. Californian poppy best direct sown.

    What's in the wildflower mixes?

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  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Thanks nutcutlet, that is very helpful - cosmos in ground or pot in spring? Outdoor or indoor? Californias I threw a packet in ground this April, only one came up and it hasn't done well because where it grew was in the middle of some other flowers.

    No info on wildflower packs -I just checked brightseeds website and it says:

    Jubilee mix - a mix of Red, White and Blue Cornflowers designed especially for the Diamond Jubilee: Blaze: A blend of colourful ANNUAL garden and wild flowers

    Sorry there is not much info

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    I've always started cosmos in pots but they're not something I grow often, The californian poppies need to been sown where they grow. They're set back by transplanting.

    Packets of wildflowers are not necessarily UK wildflowers and are not always hardy.

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