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    For foxgloves it's best to take pods from the main central stem.

    #For anyone else who are saving foxglove seed - If they are aren't wild and are a different colour to our native ones. Taking the seed pods from lower down the central stem will help with them coming true.

    For sowing, most peeps do as NickD has posted but if you broadcast over your trays from a little height they will spread out and not be in thick clumps when germinated.
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    Decapitated lots today hopefully most is destined for the flower circle

    pink frizzle opium poppy
    white peony opium poppy
    verbascum
    sea thrift
    sea campion
    mixed aquilegia
    orlaya
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    Quote Originally Posted by Workslave View Post
    I spotted a load of foxgloves today that have set pods, just a bit longer until dry I think
    I assume taking a few pods from each plant is ok? I know your not supposed to dig wild flowers
    If not someone at my allotment has some but they are no where near as vigorous as the wild ones, some are 5-6 feet high
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    I do it every year in the forest and scatter it where there is only bracken, they're now pooping up all over and the bees love it.
    Other seeds for bees scattered also, parts are beginning to come alive at last but it is a big place.
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    Purple lupin
    Pale pink lupin
    Dark pink lupin
    Viola mixed colours
    Cornflower
    French marigolds
    Calendula
    All destined for my new garden
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    Some perennial cornflower seeds saved this morning. Thanks Scarlet for the original plant, it’s lovely.
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    Saved yellow rattle and more Viola seeds.
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    Got parsnip, fried egg plant, phaelocelia (I cannot spell this plant ever), green manure mix (some kind of mustard plant), [whatever not-runner climbing green beans that are actually purple as they grow are called].

    I'm leaving some mangetoute on the plant to see if I can get seeds off them - what are my odds?

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    I save Bijou mangetout pea seeds every year - and a few others. At the moment, some of the pods are ballooning but have no peas inside. Just pick those off and eat them.
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