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    We had a temporary postie a few days ago...he got a few things muddled up .
    Thanks VC..can't wait forSpring
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Perhaps we could tempt you with an Edible flowers swap - or a Herbs circle?
    A herb circle would be fantastic.
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    OK - in 2017, I'll run a Flowers Circle and a Herbs Circle
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    Just wondered how everyone is getting on with their seeds.

    An update on some of mine

    Acidanthera - 2 have just peeped through today, have been in a pot in the gh a long while. Was getting to the point of putting them in nursery corner till next year
    Agapanthus - couple popped up really quickly are still going well(fingers crossed nothing munches them).
    globe thistle and astrantias - don't seem to like me haven't given up yet though.
    Jacobs ladder - a fair few plants almost ready to plant out
    lupin and rudbeckia - germinated well then got slugged nursing a few stragglers.
    Dahlia Sunny Reggae - doing well in gh. Should go out soon for hardening off.
    Cerinthe - first batch planted out in the cut flower bed today.
    Aquilegia yellow queen and unknown blue - were slow to germinate, then all popped at once. Got lots and lots. Thankfully I have a nice big space earmarked for them.

    Thank you all again. This is so exciting
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    Interesting! I haven't tried the Astrantias but I've given the globe thistle two goes in the prop! Nada...sorry I can remember the discussion I had with Martin H who said they came up like weeds and self seeded everywhere! They don't in my garden... I'll try again.

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    No need to say sorry, least I get to try. I have read in several places astrantia are temperamental and you have to do the hot-cold hokey cokey. Sorry, I didn't say it to make anyone feel bad, rather to see how others got on to try and pinch tips and tricks
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    Am having great fun trying out so many new varieties, so thanks again everyone.


    My failures so far have been the yellow flag iris, globe thistle, and scabious stellata, but there's plenty of seed spare so I'll persevere. I may just try to sow some direct rather than in the propagator.

    Biggest successes so far have been the prolific musk mallow and scarlet flax, I think every seed must've germinated.

    As for the astrantias, in January I put them in the fridge in damp kitchen roll in a sealed container for about 8 weeks and then sowed them on seed compost with vermiculite ...happy to report I'm currently nursing at least a dozen seedlings. They're still teeny tiny, but looking healthy.

    Will report back later in the year, hopefully with photos

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    I sowed a few of the cyclamen neapolitanum seeds into a pot about four months ago....after a few months there was no sign of life, so I put the pot into a shady corner of the garden and forgot all about it.

    Stumbled across the pot this morning, and there were five tiny cyclamen seedlings!

    I don't really mind if they take years to flower, just really pleased that I didn't throw them out.

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