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    The Flower Seed Circle 2018

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    1.Norfolkgrey - Multiflora Sweetpea, Sweet William sooty, canterbury bells and mallope
    2. Scarlet - Rudbeckia, Helenium, Hollyhock, White Foxglove, Perennial Poppy and Leucanthemum
    3. Veggiechicken - Pink Echinacea, Achillea Cerise Queen and Acanthus spinosus
    4. Thelma Sanders - Verbena Bonariensis, Crocosmia - Lucifer and Agapanthus
    5. WPG - astrantia (white); oenothera 'sunset boulevard'; didiscus (mixed colours); red campion; morning glory-grandpa Ott; Rudbeckia Mix and incarvillea delavayi
    6. Sparrow100 - scabious, branching sunflower and marigold -naughty mariella
    7. Squingy - chamomile, chrysanthemums and morning glories
    Last edited by Norfolkgrey; 26-06-2019, 01:01 PM.

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    1. Norfolkgrey

    Early Flowering Multiflora Sweetpea

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    Originally from Premierseeds. ‘Lathyrus odoratus, is one the most hardy varieties available with the earliest spring blooms and the potential to flower over winter in milder areas even with winter shorter days. The plants will general bloom for 5-8 weeks until the weather warms allowing the main season varieties to deliver. The seeds must be sown in late autumn through to late Mar at the latest. The bloom colours range from reds and scarlet’s to salmons and creams with the plants reaching 5 to 6 feet with support.'
    I grew these in an unheated greenhouse to get extra early blooms. There was a fantastic range of colour and most were well scented. I will be growing again.

    Sweet William - Sooty

    Originally from Chiltern seeds. 'This is a veritable eye-catcher of a Sweet William both as a foliage plant in its first year and when it bursts into bloom early the following summer. Forming neat, compact rosettes of leaves that can best be described as the deepest ruby-black in colour; the flowers, large and fragrant, are the deepest maroon-black. 1½ft (40cm). No old English cottage garden could possibly be complete without its share of Sweet Williams, sweet-scented, beautiful in the border and perhaps one of the most attractive cut flowers. Easy to grow; once established and left to themselves, they will take over your garden! Strictly speaking, they are a short-lived perennial, but can be grown as an annual or biennial.'
    I love sweet williams and this dark one is great (if you like darks). It does lack scent like so many sweet williams seem to now, but still worth a place in the garden or for the vase.

    Canterbury Bells

    Campanula Medium. Sourced from several places but can't remember any of them. Some sources say this is perennial and some say it is biennial. I am not much help as this was my first year growing it and only had half a dozen plants make it to flowering from an autumn sowing. They are lovely. Mine grew/flowered to 3ft and the flowers last well in a vase. I had white and blue blooms and the seeds reflect that it is a mixed range.

    Mallope

    Seeds from Buzz seeds. The plants I had that flowered were pink. They are a nice addition to the garden but the jury is still out as to whether or not they are a good cut flower like quite a few sources say. These are a hardy annual.
    Last edited by Norfolkgrey; 14-11-2018, 12:22 PM.

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      2. Scarlet

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      Rudbeckia- large clump forming, fabulous as a cut flower and will flower until the first frosts. One of my favourites. Perennial- severs clumps have been in my garden for years. A real work horse. I love bright flowers!!

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      Helenium - another late season perennial although this does start flowering end of June as it's an early flowering variety - Sahin's Early. Also great as a cut flower, lovely yellow orange petals streaked with mahogany. Again clump forming if it likes it's spot. Flowers until first frost.

      Hollyhock It is a mystery plant!

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      Leucanthemum - also know as Shasta daisy. Again clump forming perennial and long lasting in a vase. Will keep flowering if you can keep up deadhead them. I've had these for several years and I'm not sure what variety they are but it's a great for the summer border - very easy from seed.

      White Foxglove

      Perennial Poppy
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        3. Veggiechicken

        Echinacea - Pink Coneflower

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        Achillea
        - Cerise Queen

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        Acanthus spinosus. Very spiky - beware!!

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          4. Thelma Sanders

          Agapanthus

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          The seed for my plants came from a neighbour's un-named plant. My pic above shows the colour.

          Crocosmia Lucifer

          I bought the corms 3 or 4 years ago and this is the first year I've saved seeds to grow some more. I've already sown mine on the bedroom window ledge, radiator on very low. That's where all my autumn sown seeds go, til they germinate, then move them to the cold greenhouse. It says on-line that they come true from seed, so fingers crossed.

          Verbena Bonariensis

          Sowed a packet years ago because the name is so like my surname It is lovely en masse in a border and seeds itself about easily.
          Last edited by Norfolkgrey; 19-11-2018, 05:05 PM.

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            5. Wpg

            Astrantia (white)

            A perennial that grows up to 2ft. Flowers June- August. Sow January to March, germination can be slow and may need cold stratification. Very tolerant to most soil and light conditions.

            Didiscus (mixed colours)

            A half-hardy annual. Colours include blue, pink and white. Grows to a height of 2ft and likes full sun. Sow March to April, will flower from July until the frosts arrive.

            Incarvillea Delavayi

            A perennial also known as flowering fern. It has tubular pink flowers on a tall stout stem which tends to be around 1ft tall. Sow in a propagator, don't cover. Very slow to germinate. Plants dislike cold soil (mine live in pots &overwinter in a sheltered corner)

            Morning Glory 'Grandpa Ott'

            A dark purple climbing annual. Sow inside from March, plant out after frost, will flower for months.

            Oenothera 'sunset boulevard'

            A perennial that grows to 2-3ft with pinky orange flowers. Sow inside Feb-April, barely cover the seeds with soil. Should flower from first year of sowing. Likes full sun.

            Red Campion

            Perennial wildflower. Despite the name it has bright pink flowers. It can grow to 2-3ft in open sunny conditions. Sow direct in either spring or autumn.

            Rudbeckia Mix

            Tender perennials, best grown as annuals. A mix of Gloriosa and Cherry Brandy. Grows to a height of 3ft, flowers very late in the season.
            Last edited by Norfolkgrey; 03-12-2018, 06:14 PM.

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              6. Sparrow100

              Scabious (hopefully black)

              Sunflower (tall, branching)

              Marigold - Naughty Mariella
              Last edited by Norfolkgrey; 11-01-2019, 06:31 PM.

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                7. Squingy

                Morning glories

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                Picture above are the 1st generation of the morning glories I sent
                They were from a seed swap group. (Ignore the background rubbish, just stuff for an upcycle project)

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                Above are the 2nd generation from those saved seeds
                Not the best of them as they only open in the morning and I'm a night person didn't get to take lots photos. The first set were the highlight of our street.

                I sent the 3rd gen of those seeds for the swap. Hope you guys get them OK.

                Poppy 'large, mixed

                Chrysanthemum ' Polar Star'

                Chiltern seeds says 'The white daisy-like flowers of this showy, easy to grow annual have an eye-catching yellow ring at their base and a contrasting dark centre. A different flower that is brilliant for cutting. 2½ft (75cm)'
                Last edited by Norfolkgrey; 03-12-2018, 06:16 PM.

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                  feel free to ignore me

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                    Squingy.
                    Chrysanthemum Polar Star (not a lot sorry)
                    Poppy, large, mixed
                    Morning Glories, mixed
                    Sorry the seeds are packed like a 2 year old but they're contained at least.
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                      Giant yellow scabious - stunning plants, though you need a huge spot, back of the border plant. It is straggly and unruly. Photo is not taken from my garden unfortunately...but if you have a sunny site to fill give it a go!

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                      Leucanthemum - also know as Shasta daisy. Again clump forming perennial and long lasting in a vase. Will keep flowering if you can keep up deadhead them. I've had these for several years and I'm not sure what variety they are but it's a great for the summer border - very easy from seed.
                      Last edited by Scarlet; 12-12-2018, 11:26 AM.

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                        Obviously not this years....but I've a load of clary sage plants ( seed From NG)

                        How far apart do I plant them - are these biennial? Do they self seed?
                        How pretty are they?

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