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    Weird! ^^^^I wanted to like that post but because I've edited it I'm not allowed!

    I love dahlias! I'm a big fan of all the "Autumn" flowers, I love rudbeckias too. I've never saved any dahlia seed though, the heads always seem to wet?
    I have been saving seed...though not sure what I've got yet.
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    Did you grow the mecanopsis from seed WPG? I've tried twice....and failed.

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    Yes, they were started from seed in early spring three years ago, and have flowered since their second year. The seed heads had very few seeds in, so I'm afraid there's only a pinch of seed for each.

    I'm fairly sure I used the fridge to start them off - sown on surface of a seed tray with thin vermiculite on top, put into a plastic bag and left at the back of the fridge for a couple of weeks. Then I left the tray in the cold frame outside and the seedlings appeared a few weeks later.

    I do remember the seedlings were tiny and didn't seem to get any bigger for quite a long time. Most of them either dampened off or got eaten by slugs, so I only got two viable plants in the end, but I do love them. When planted out they like a damp and semi shade position. The slugs seem to love them too, so I keep copper bands around the base. Other than that they've been very low maintenance plants.
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    I've dried my seeds and will bag them tomorrow. My selection are Thalictrum aquilegiafolium, himilayan blue poppy, snapdragon liberty crimson, erigeron karviniskanus, clary blue denim and aquilegia double winky.

    I've also saved what I think are the seeds from japanese anenome, but I'm not 100% confident that I've saved the right part, the 'seeds' look microscopic.
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    I have a confession to make I haven't saved any seeds this year. Just didn't have anything to save.
    Its the same for the Herb circle that I was going to run.

    My question to you all is - would somebody else like to run this or both Circles as it seems daft sending the seeds to me when I have nothing to contribute. Better that one of you does it and saves on your postage!

    I'll still act as Postmistress if there are no volunteers. Perhaps we could start by saying who's in and who's out.
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    I am in. I can also do both circles if needs be. I have saved herb seeds but wasn't fussed about seeds back.
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    Once again, NG, you're a Star

    Thank you for "volunteeering"
    I'll take my name off the Seed Circles and leave it to you to do the necessary/

    Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanksss
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    I have a confession to make..I haven't saved any seeds this year. Just didn't have anything to save.
    Its the same for the Herb circle that I was going to run

    My question to you all is - would somebody else like to run this or both Circles as it seems daft sending the seeds to me when I have nothing to contribute. Better that one of you does it and saves on your postage!

    I'll still act as Postmistress if there are no volunteers. Perhaps we could start by saying who's in and who's out.
    ..I haven't saved much either! But Im happy to be postmistress!

    Could join them up with the Tom, chilli and bean circles....save on postage?


    #oops...sorry didn't read NGs post! I'm happy either way!
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