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    How are everybody's flowers doing? I'm pleased to report germination on marigolds, calendula, nastartiums and sweet peas. Nastartiums are growing quickly. Not sure I will be able to save seeds from all of them but it is a good head start compared to last year.
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    I have christmas rose/ white hellebore seeds drying. Tempted to include erygium blue hobbit as I shoved last years seed head in a pot and the seeds went a little nuts (just pricked out a few dozen seedlings ) . I want to save larkspur (I have a tray of decent seedlings) but haven't had any really good plants since I lived here. I have a tray of persicaria cerise pearl seedlings that will hopefully mature and perform well. Everything else is a bit bitty or to early to tell.

    Unfortunately I treated myself to several new varieties of sweet pea and none germinated, no point complaining as it is a company I have had issues with before but there was something else I wanted to take the risk for.
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    I'm having a bit of a mare, no shows from sowings of Cosmos, Tithonia or Eryngium. Centaurea seedlings got fried, 1 hanging on for now. Cerinthe seedlings in the cold frame were wilting today. Noticed my well established Hydrangeas were also curling up this morning, I've had to get the hosepipe out.
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    ^^^ my dahlia bulbs suffered badly due to lack of water early on. I've never been able to grow hydrangeas cos they wilt daily in the summer.
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    I lost all 5 of my hydrangeas last year. My garden is just so young. The wildlife/ wild weedy bits are fantastic but trying to establish stuff is a nightmare. I have gone through numerous packs of erygiums and echinops seeds in the last couple of years all I have to show are 2 plants that I have lost the label for
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitty12345 View Post
    How are everybody's flowers doing? I'm pleased to report germination on marigolds, calendula, nastartiums and sweet peas. Nastartiums are growing quickly. Not sure I will be able to save seeds from all of them but it is a good head start compared to last year.
    I’m growing those too, Kitty.
    Nasturtiums good, sweet peas romped away, calendulas likewise.
    Not much joy with the other marigolds (tagetes) though - Lemon Gem failed, La Bamba failed, tagetes Majestic Mix failed.
    The only ones that germinated were Kees Orange African Marigold.
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    My hydrangeas are in the shade, they don't see a lot of sun but they do flower well and don't wilt. Maybe they're not sunlovers? Thanks for mentioning them as I haven't deadheaded them yet!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    My hydrangeas are in the shade, they don't see a lot of sun but they do flower well and don't wilt. Maybe they're not sunlovers? Thanks for mentioning them as I haven't deadheaded them yet!!
    Thats what surprised me mine are in the shade most of the day and only get the sun from about teatime onwards, I can't remember having to water the beds out the front of the house this time of year before. Having said that I've just had to come indoors as it's a bit sizzling out there and I've been told the bar (the fridge) shouldn't be opened just yet. Soon it will be, very soon.

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