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    The Flower Seed Circle 2019

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    1. Norfolkgrey - white hellebore, white peony poppy, verbascum, auricula, mixed aquilegias, orlaya, sea thrift and sea campion.
    2. Veggiechicken - quaking grass and cedronella canariensis/balm of gilead.
    3. WPG -pilosella aurantiaca, aquilegia clementine red, welsh poppies, cineraria cirrus, alstro red beauty, Knautia Macedonia and Musk Mallow.
    4.Muckdiva - verbena bonariensis, yellow and orange calendula, violas and blue iris
    5. Farendwoman - ageratum high tide, daucus and Lathyrus Chloranthus.
    6 . Mcdood - cerinthe and chilean glory
    7. Scarlet - Nicotiana - lime green, Clary Sage and another that I've forgotten maybe cornflower - black ball, rose campion ( lichnis)
    8.Mitzi - eryngium, lauren's grape poppy
    9.Nicos - ?white honesty, mixed hollyhocks, poppies (garden and Flanders) and cornflowers
    10.Dynamite - Polemonium Caeruleum Bambino Blue (Jacobs Ladder), Sweet Pea (Galaxy Mixed), Festuca Glauca (Blue Fescue), Foxglove (Pam’s Split), Allium (Border Mixed), Allium
    11.Workslave - Nicotiana Tabacum "Virginia Gold" OP (Pink flower), Papaver Somniferum "Afghan Opium Poppy" OP (White single flower with purple centre) and Papaver Somniferum "Afghan Opium Poppy" OP (Pink Single flower) and Godetia grandiflora "Azalea Mix" (Pink and white flowered)
    12.Small Pumpkin- marigolds, knapweed and lupin mix
    Last edited by Norfolkgrey; 17-02-2020, 03:56 PM.
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    Norfolkgrey

    white hellebore

    Aka christams rose. A semi-evergreen perennial which bears white flowers in late winter/early spring. As the flowers age they change to an antique pink then green and can be used in arrangements once the seed pods form in the centre.

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    white peony poppy

    A white form of the gorgeous big blousy poppies. An annual that forms a large seed pod which are good in arrangements. Seeds originally from Premierseeds

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    verbascum

    Originally from Mr Fothergills seed. It is a hardy perennial and the flower spikes can reach around 2-3ft tall. Their sowing directions are Sow indoors, January-April, to flower the same year, 0.5cm (¼") deep, in trays of compost. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days. Transplant them, 5cm (2") apart, to other trays, when large enough to handle. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, before planting out into well-drained soil, May-October, 40cm (16") apart, when frosts are over. Or, sow outdoors, April-July, to flower the following year, in a seed bed, 0.5cm (¼") deep, into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 5cm (2") apart, before planting out to flowering position in autumn, spacing 40cm (16") apart. Flowers: June to August.

    auricula mixed

    Hardy evergreen perennials reaching around 15cm high. Great for rockeries, edging beds, containers or theatres. Pretty flowers that have a personality all of their own.

    aquilegias mixed

    Mix includes yellows, blues and picks. Racer type (don't know the proper name), clematis and single and double hanging bonnets.

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    orlaya

    Be careful, the seeds are bristly/ scratchy, so much so I doubt I will offer them again. Seeds originally from chiltern seeds. They say" Found in dry grassy places, vineyards and olive groves in the Mediterranean area, this is a most striking and distinctive annual. With attractive, much-divided, fern-like foliage, it bears over a long period rather lovely, lace-like, pure white umbels. Although of the standard Cow Parsley design, the said lace effect is achieved by the plant distinguishing itself and cleverly making the outer petals of the outer florets eight times longer than the others. A magical variation that looks good in a vase as well" I have found this seems to grow better when treated as a biennial.

    sea thrift

    Aka armeria. This is a pink flowering form. Sea thrift is an evergreen perennial and ideal for rockeries and such like. They form a low growing (15cm high) mound of thin strap like leaves and in summer throw up flower stems that bear pink flowery pom pom heads.

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    sea campion.

    An ideal flower for a rockery, bank or wall, where it will display its disproportionately large, white frilly flowers, nestling on cushions of grey leaves for a long period in spring and early summer, the single, comparatively large, white flowers giving a star-studded appearance to this low-growing perennial. The tiny grey-green leaves form a dense clump that will die back in the winter months and re-appear in the spring. This hardy little treasure is native to the UK where it is to be found in coastal areas, appearing on cliffs, rocky outcrops or wherever you care to grow it.

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    • #3
      Veggiechicken

      quaking grass

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      cedronella canariensis/balm of gilead

      Cedronella canariensis in August
      Not much to look at but wonderfully scented.

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      Last edited by Norfolkgrey; 26-12-2019, 02:49 PM.
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      • #4
        Wpg

        pilosella aurantiaca

        Perennial - Small bright orange flowers. Approx. 1 foot. Has a reputation for being invasive, so keep an eye on it. Tolerates dry, good for rockeries etc.

        aquilegia clementine red

        Perennial - Spiky red flowers, grows approx. 3 foot high. Very robust plant, will grow in full sun or semi shade, Flowers May-June.

        welsh poppies

        Perennial - Yellow and orange mix. Sow direct in Spring (doesn't like to be transplanted) Favours damp, but will also grow from cracks and crevices.

        cineraria cirrus

        Tender perennial - Usually grown for silver foliage, but from 2nd year also has yellow flowers. Approx. 1 foot. Likes full sun. Cut back if it gets straggly.

        alstro red beauty

        Perennial - Eventual height up to 4ft, flowers from July. Sow soon while seed is fresh. Tricky to germinate, try heat, then cold, can take months.....good luck!! Pull flower stems like rhubarb.

        Knautia Macedonia

        Perennial - Originated from last years swap (thanks to Scarlet). Vivid pink, scabious-like flowers. Useful plant to grow in shade.

        Musk Mallow

        Perennial - Originated from the 2016 swap (thanks to Mothawk) Quick to germinate, easy to grow. If given space will bush up & out to around 4 foot, lots of pink flowers. Caution - hairy foliage may irritate.
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        • #5
          Muckdiva

          verbena bonariensis

          yellow and orange calendula

          violas

          blue iris
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          • #6
            Farendwoman

            ageratum high tide

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            daucus

            Lathyrus Chloranthus

            An interesting little species sweet pea with lime green/yellow flowers. No scent unfortunately, but look really nice mixed in with a bunch of scented sweet peas.
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            • #7
              Mcdood

              cerinthe

              These are the seeds, my wife asked why I had a handful of our labrador's nail clippings

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              This is what the young seedling looked like a few years back, bet you wish you'd joined the circle now

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              And the final plant, pretty but can be a bit straggly/floppy so maybe needs support from staking or nearby plants. 2ft high, similar spread, flowers early-mid summer, sometimes used for cut-flowers.

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              chilean glory

              Smallish seeds - finishing drying indoors to avoid the monsoon.
              Seems to be a range of colours, I have an orange/red one at home and a pink one on the allotment, I'll try to mix the two. Self clinging delicate ferny foliage, about 6ft high, flowers mid-late summer. Not very prolific this year but I think would prefer hotter and sunnier than we've had, having said that it's still flowering. I have mine growing through lonicera, picture taken today.

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              • #8
                Scarlet

                Nicotiana - lime green

                Clary Sage

                another that I've forgotten maybe cornflower - black ball

                rose campion ( lichnis)
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                • #9
                  Mitzi

                  Eryngiums

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                  I'm not sure which species / variety they are - amethystinum? Planum? Leaves form a low clump of slightly variegated foliage and flower stems are about 2 feet plus, and very spiky.

                  lauren's grape poppy

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                  • #10
                    Nicos

                    ?white honesty

                    mixed hollyhocks

                    poppies (garden and Flanders)

                    cornflowers
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                    • #11
                      Dynamite

                      Polemonium Caeruleum Bambino Blue (Jacobs Ladder)

                      Sweet Pea (Galaxy Mixed)

                      Originally from My Fothergill's they say "Very good established mixture. Early blooming prolific and long lasting. A reliable performer.

                      Sweet Peas Probably the nation’s favourite! These beautifully scented blooms make dwarf hedging or can climb up trellis and are super cut flowers. We know the sweet pea has a special place amongst our gardeners’ affections and we’re delighted to offer a huge range of varieties to you. Nothing can beat the sweet pea for all round performance - garden decoration and wonderful fragrance in the garden and the vase!

                      Height: 180cm(6ft)
                      Plant Class: Hardy Annual (HA).
                      Habit: Climbing.
                      Sow: Mar-May"

                      Festuca Glauca (Blue Fescue)

                      Foxglove (Pam’s Split)

                      Seed originally from Thompson and Morgan they say "A spectacular selection from Digitalis Pam's Choice. This variety is slightly shorter and is multi-stemmed from the base, producing a longer-lasting and impressive display of white blooms with speckled throats. Each flower of Digitalis Pam's Split has an unusual 'split petal' effect, giving them a slightly ruffled look. Eye-catching in borders or cottage gardens. Digitalis Pam's Split will grow in any garden soil in full sun or part shade.
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                      Ideal For Cottage Gardens, Wildlife Gardens, Cut Flower Garden, Woodland Garden
                      Hardiness Hardy
                      Position In Sun or semi shade, Dappled shade
                      Height Up to 120cm (47.2in)
                      Spread Up to 45cm (17.7in)
                      Ease of Sowing Easy for all
                      Ease of Aftercare Easy for all
                      Awards RHS plants for pollinators

                      Sow seed from January to May on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost and place at a temperature of 18-29C (65-85F). Lightly cover the seed with vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 14-30 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 45-60cm (18-24in) apart. An early sowing will occasionally produce flowers in the same year."

                      Allium (Border Mixed)

                      Application: Valuable for planting in small groups in the border. Long lasting cut flower.
                      Position: Full sun or light shade
                      Soil requirement: Adaptable to all well drained soils.
                      Cultivation: Hardy in all areas but protection during winter is recommended. Use a cover of straw or other material. Late planting in autumn prevents bulbs from making early shoots which can be damaged by frost.

                      Allium

                      Unknown, possibly Globemaster.

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                      • #12
                        Workslave

                        Nicotiana Tabacum "Virginia Gold" OP (Pink flower)

                        Papaver Somniferum "Afghan Opium Poppy" OP (White single flower with purple centre)

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                        Papaver Somniferum "Afghan Opium Poppy" OP (Pink Single flower)

                        Godetia grandiflora "Azalea Mix" (Pink and white flowered)
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                        • #13
                          Small Pumpkin

                          marigolds

                          knapweed

                          lupin mix
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                          • #14
                            It's very early for Gin

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                            • #15
                              What an amazing selection! If it’s not too late to add something, I also find myself with a glut of blue Iris seeds if you want to edit them in?

                              Sorry, not sure if we’re supposed to post in this thread now it’s all finished
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