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  • The flower seed sowing thread 2021

    A new thread for your flower growing tips and tales.
    last years here for reference
    The flower seed sowing thread 2020 - The Grapevine (growfruitandveg.co.uk)
    If I'm not on here, I'm probably fishing.
    Gardening in the NE of Scotland

  • #2
    The tops of my spring bulbs are poking up ready to take off once the days get longer. The dahlias will not budge until May.
    Near Worksop on heavy clay soil

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    • #3
      Are you growing them from seed?
      If I'm not on here, I'm probably fishing.
      Gardening in the NE of Scotland

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      • #4
        They are self seeded ones that were transplanted earlier this year.
        Near Worksop on heavy clay soil

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        • #5
          Someone gave me a packet of grape hyacinth bulbs this Christmas. I'm not going to plant them.

          I've been trying to get rid of them from the front garden for years
          Location - Leicestershire - Chisit-land
          Endless wonder.

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          • #6
            I bought a heated propagater before Xmas and set some carnation seeds as soon as it arrived. They all came up and I transferred them to modules in my unheated greenhouse on Monday. It's been either snowing or sub-zero since and they're all still looking perky. Well impressed.

            There's also a tray of Orlaya Grandiflora that are popping up quicker than the tray I set in the greenhouse in late October.

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            • #7
              Including this thread in here as well from last year
              Grow 20 Different Flowers from seed in 2020 - The Grapevine (growfruitandveg.co.uk)
              If I'm not on here, I'm probably fishing.
              Gardening in the NE of Scotland

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              • #8
                this year I hope to be growing loads as I'm re-doing the back garden but theres a few dahlias to go in. ive still go some bulbs to plant and the usual sweet peas, calandula, delphiniums, stocks.poppies ... anything to fill the new beds.
                ntg
                Never be afraid to try something new.
                Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark.
                A large group of professionals built the Titanic
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                • #9
                  Just had my last few seeds arrive thru the post so to the list above I can now add

                  Acer Palmatum atropurpureum
                  Daphne mezereum
                  Rosa rubiginosa - eglantine rose
                  Achillia millefolium 'Flowerburst Red shades'
                  Centaurea macrocephala - Giant Knapweed
                  Cephelaria gigantea - Giant scabious
                  Cosmos - 'Sea shells mxd'
                  Godetia - 'azalea flowered'
                  Begoria sutherlandii - Corms really but

                  that should keep me busy for now
                  ntg
                  Never be afraid to try something new.
                  Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark.
                  A large group of professionals built the Titanic
                  ==================================================

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mothhawk View Post
                    Someone gave me a packet of grape hyacinth bulbs this Christmas. I'm not going to plant them.

                    I've been trying to get rid of them from the front garden for years
                    I have mine in tubs with mini daffs ,that I later plant summer flowering plants in. That way I'm not trying to get rid
                    Northern England.

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                    • #11
                      I have loads of seeds this yr again. Lots of cosmos though, love them . I shall write a list.
                      Northern England.

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                      • #12
                        Sowed some sweet peas and put them in the porch as it's a bit snowy outside at the moment. There are three pots each of Cupani, Spencer mixed, Spencer waved mixed, Old fashioned mixed and patio mixed. I'm planning on doing the same in 3 weeks and 3 weeks after that so that I can compare how well they do over time.

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                        • #13
                          Sowed my sweetpeas about two weeks ago and most of them have now germinated.

                          And when your back stops aching,
                          And your hands begin to harden.
                          You will find yourself a partner,
                          In the glory of the garden.

                          Rudyard Kipling.sigpic

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                          • #14
                            Sowed some geraniums a week ago, and a couple are up already. They always come up fast enough, but take a very long time to grow to any size. I have a pink/white and a red. I'm on the hunt for a really deep red, with no hint of orange in it. Every year I see other people's windowboxes with a lovely deep red and wish I had the same. Maybe this year! If they turn out the desired colour I will take cuttings for future years.
                            Last edited by Babru; 29-01-2021, 07:40 AM.
                            Mostly flowers, some fruit and veg, at the seaside in Edinburgh.

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                            • #15
                              Renown (on Roger Parson's website) is a nice deep red colour. Harrogate Gem (Matthewman's website) is a good, strong colour too. Both website have some gorgeous colours.

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