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    WPG - you're in at No 9.

    Seasprout, there are only 9 of us so far so your pinch may be a little larger!
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    That's brilliant VC, thanks. I've got a nice very late-flowering aquilegia (yellow queen) which I could harvest, also plenty of cerinthe which is just setting seed. Or maybe thalictrum.....not sure which to choose!
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    Attachment 67705Attachment 67704I've saved a few varieties so far...some you may not want perennial poppy, monks hood, love in the mist, Jacobs ladder, William guiness aquilegia and my astrantias look like they may dry on the plant too
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    They all sound great and I am not just saying that .
    Please excuse my ignorance but Monks Hood I have always thought people didn't tend to grow because it was poisonous. Is it not that bad? Is it like a lot of supposed to be poisonous, where you just aren't meant to eat them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mothhawk View Post
    Is Dames Violet the same thing as sweet rocket? Lovely, if it is.
    It's Hesperis matronalis, so yes. Mine are mostly white and go slightly purple as they age. I now have seeds. I also have foxglove and poppy seeds, so I'm ready to swap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norfolkgrey View Post
    They all sound great and I am not just saying that .
    Please excuse my ignorance but Monks Hood I have always thought people didn't tend to grow because it was poisonous. Is it not that bad? Is it like a lot of supposed to be poisonous, where you just aren't meant to eat them?
    I think if you search the web you can find some stories where a gardener died and it "might" have been monks hood. Ive had it growing here for years, there's not many flowers that will flower under the shade of a conker tree. I always was my hands after gardening regardless what I have touched. There are lots of plants that are poisonous, some for us, some for the dog, etc etc.....
    I really don't know the right answer.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening...Monkshood.html
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    I couldn't narrow it down to 2 types, so I've collected cerinthe, yellow aquilegia, honesty and welsh poppy. Also some canterbury bell seeds, though they're like tiny, like dust

    Re. the monkshood - I think it's a gorgeous flower, though I don't pick it for indoor vases. I also grow hemlock and corncockle which have similar reputations.... tend to leave them in situ and then wear gardening gloves to cut them back when they're finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WPG View Post
    Re. the monkshood - I think it's a gorgeous flower, though I don't pick it for indoor vases. I also grow hemlock and corncockle which have similar reputations.... tend to leave them in situ and then wear gardening gloves to cut them back when they're finished.
    I'm glad someone else grows them!
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