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    Day 6 - VC
    Dicentra spectabilis - now called Lamprocanthus spectabilis (even more difficult to say!)
    Packed 2011 - should be sown fresh and needs a cold spell before germination. I can manage that bit easily.

    Commonly known as Bleeding Heart. I haven't sown it before because it sounds so sad, drooping heart shaped flowers with a little tear drop beneath.
    Today, I've found its also known as "Lady-in-a-bath". If you pull the petals apart asurprised lady pops up. She'll get on well with "Granny pop out of your nightdress".
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
    All we are saying is..........Give seeds a chance.
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    Day 6 - radish kulata cernia


    I've sown tomorrow's seed as well because it's going to be a bit rough out there and I don't want to open my polytunnel in 50mph+ winds. Not telling what it is till tomorrow though.

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    Day 7 - parsley giant of Italy

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    Day 7 - VC
    Phoenix Loureirii - Mountain Date Palm.
    Another "small" palm for the garden.
    Phoenix loureiroi - Palmpedia - Palm Grower's Guide

    At least I'll be able to make my brooms from the leaves.

    Uses: The leaflets of P. loureiri have many domestic uses, such as the manufacture of mats and brooms. In the Philippines shredded, sun-dried juvenile leaves are woven as raincoats (Gruezo & Fernando 1985). The apical bud is sweet and can be eaten as a vegetable (palm cabbage). The fruits are sweet, if a little mealy, and are commonly eaten by children.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    Default On the 7th day of Christmas....

    Scarlet gave to me. Dancing with Smurfs (toms.)

    Sharing the lurve - 2018 Advent-dscf5901.jpg

    Proud Mum Alert

    My 4 year old asked if she could 'sow' the seeds. I put 2 seeds in her hand and she said 'Mummy are these tomato seeds?' she doesn't tend to be much of a gardener but she does seem to love seeds

    The drawing by the way is meant to be a Christmas Pud. After my oldest drew it she told me she didn't know what one looked like so we decided it was actually a stack of Christmas profiteroles with drippy sauce

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    Baker Creek sent to me. Lettuce Leaf Basil

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    Day 8 - watercress

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    Day 8 - VC

    Try saying this after a few drinks....................

    Sisyrinchium californicum brachypus

    aka Yellow-eyed grass aka California Golden Blue-eyed grass aka Yellow-eyed Pigroot.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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