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  • annie8
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    I grew them last year and liked them although I would say that they can be a bit lost in a busy border so am going to plant a number together to have a bit more impact. I’d hold off planting them out until about April.

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  • Contadino
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    Originally posted by annie8 View Post
    Seems the orlaya grandiflora have survived the mouse attack. Growing back some leaves although still small. Hoping the better weather predicted will help them grow on a bit.
    Mine have been growing at a glacial pace since November, but are responding well to the change in temperature and are now looking quite eager. When can they be planted out? I've never heard of them before so this is the 1sr year I've grown them.

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  • Bren In Pots
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    Sown some French Marigolds this afternoon.

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  • annie8
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    Seems the orlaya grandiflora have survived the mouse attack. Growing back some leaves although still small. Hoping the better weather predicted will help them grow on a bit.

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  • annie8
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    I planted some echinacea seeds inside and they have germinated well. Not sure from the seed packet whether I should now put out in the greenhouse and to grow on before plating out in a few months or keep inside for a bit longer. Any idea ?

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  • Purple Primrose
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    My sweet peas came up on Saturday so that's 8 days after sowing. They'e in a very cold porch so I hadn't expected them to germinate that quickly. The packets said it'd be 12 to 21 days depending on temperature.

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  • Martin H
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    I can see the very first signs of germination on my sweet peas this morning. Love it! They are on the windowsill so the warmth helps hurry them along. All I need to do now is buy a house with a suitable garden...
    Dave at the allotment (my favourite youtuber) was sowing his sweet peas yesterday too. He's keeping his in the unheated greenhouse, so it'll be interesting to see how long they take to come up. https://youtu.be/c4bDjCosQMo

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  • Babru
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    Hmm, my last post made me think, how long do sweet pea seeds last. Two to three years, apparently. I'd better check my packets. I sowed mine about ten days ago and there's no sign yet.....

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  • Babru
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    It will be interesting to see the different colours you get annie8, or will they come true to each colour you had last year.

    I've got so many sweet pea seeds in various packets, I'm set up for years to come....

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  • annie8
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    Sowed some more sweet peas from last year's saved seed and some eryngium. They are in the greenhouse.

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  • Purple Primrose
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    Sorry, Babru, I've no idea why I read 'geranium' but thought 'sweet pea'!

    Just looked up that Horizon Red pelargonium and it's a gorgeous colour.

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  • Babru
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    Originally posted by Purple Primrose View Post
    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.
    Wow Purple Primrose, Harrogate Gem is an amazing red sweet pea, I've never seen one that colour before. Out of stock, unfortunately.

    It was actually a deep red geranium I was after, but I did enjoy looking up the sweet peas.

    I've sown pelargonium Horizon Red, so here's hoping.

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  • mothhawk
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    Originally posted by Containergardener View Post

    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
    Mine have escaped into the lawn where they lurk among the crocus, knowing full well I can't mow them till at least the end of May, by which time they've made more babies

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  • annie8
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    A mouse has been in the greenhouse and dug up/eaten the leaves off lots of my seedlings. Lost all my cornflowers and shredded the orlaya grandiflora. Will have to resow but not til later this year. Didn’t eat my sweet peas thankfully as they are decent size now having been planted in autumn. Am going to sow some cleome soon and maybe eryngium.

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  • Purple Primrose
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    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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