The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Nearly time to collect

bjs

By bjs

17 comments


I know a few of you have ventured into growing Hepaticas and Corydalis if you want the seed it will be ready very soon,both seed pods split open when still green


These Corydalis will be ready within the week


You often need to lift the leaves of the Hepatica


Hiding away are your seed ,not quite in focus, but again they will fall very soon to collect a paper bag tied around,or a small carton is useful

More blog posts by bjs

Previous post: Magnolia x Loebneri'Leonard Messel'

Next post: Fritillaria Meleagris



Comments

 

That is interestingly simple method, Brian ;-) P.S. If I am not wrong, something is growing from your Hellebore seeds. Can it be so late?

20 Apr, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Katarina
They can germinate any time now when the soil temperature suits them.
While on the subject of seed i planted the Ipomoea Purpurea (morning Glory) seed earlier this week and to my horror it germinated in three days now what can i do, It will be drawn to the heavens if it stays inside and will perish outside,fortunately there is more seed in the packet I think it better stay there for another month.
Will post a pic tomorrow.

20 Apr, 2013

 

Funny you should mention quick germination, B.
Sowed some night-scented stock & they all germinated in under 24hrs!
Maybe the compost contains an accelerant?

20 Apr, 2013

pcw
Pcw
 

Brian-morning glory seed germinates where it falls outside here.Obviously,later than indoor seed,but still puts on a good show.

21 Apr, 2013

 

Thank you for showing this. I noticed the fritillaria seeds are starting to fall on some of the ones I bought from the GC. should I collect them and sow in a pot or let them take their chances. I'll put a bag over the blue hepatica I bought at a show recently.

21 Apr, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Scotsgran they come up in my garden sometimes they are easily blown in the wind it's up to you.

21 Apr, 2013

 

Thank you. I'd better collect them or they will end up on Mainland Europe because of the winds we are still 'enjoying'.

21 Apr, 2013

 

The difference a couple of miles makes, Bjs ;-))). Both our C. malkensis and our hepaticas are still well in flower. In fact, we are looking to lift a hepatica for the Nairn show on Saturday. But thanks for the reminder that seed collecting season has started.

21 Apr, 2013

pcw
Pcw
 

Sheila-are they snakesheads?mine seed readily and even have them growing between paving slabs that are just laid on sand.

21 Apr, 2013

 

Congratulations on your prize exhibits on Saturday at the Perth show Bb & Mg of course. OH pointed them out to me. I am usually so absorbed in looking at the plants that I do not take too much note of names of growers. I thought it was an excellent show with some very nice plants. OH thoroughly enjoyed the experience so I might make a gardener of him yet.
Bjs I hope you don't mind but I have put a note that our members in the Suntrap Gardening Club should be looking to save seed. I have put it complete with photos in the Tips section.

21 Apr, 2013

 

Thanks for that BJs...

22 Apr, 2013

 

Yes Pcw they are. Where I have them is very exposed to the wind and they are more likely to land in the Firth of Forth than somewhere in my garden. We are still 'enjoying' gale force winds 24/7. Taking photos is almost impossible because even if I hold the camera steady the flowers are doing a frantic dance. I have F. Crown Imperials in pots they have been blown over and its almost impossible to find somewhere to keep them safe. The ones in the ground look dangerously close to being snapped off. This is the first time I have grown them to the stage where I can see flowers so I don't want to lose them.

23 Apr, 2013

pcw
Pcw
 

The problem I have with Crown Imperials are slugs,snails and lilly beatles

23 Apr, 2013

 

Fingers crossed we do not have lily beetle this far north yet. Slugs and snails I try to keep down in my am and pm walks round the garden. I have thrushes who help too.

23 Apr, 2013

 

Brian - I'm a bit late in coming to the party on this blog ;)
I noticed yesterday, what I think are tiny little black seeds from Corydalis malkensis lying on the top of the soil. Will they germinate quite happily in the spot they are in - or should I have tried to collect and sow in pots?

27 May, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

I would leave them but probably wise to sprinkle a little bit of grit or sharp sand over them( I assume they are in the open) otherwise birds or mice will probably enjoy them.

27 May, 2013

 

Thanks Brian - will sort that out tomorrow.

27 May, 2013

Add a comment

Recent posts by bjs

Members who like this blog

  • Gardening with friends since
    25 Jul, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    5 Jul, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    13 May, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    1 Apr, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    1 Mar, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Aug, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    27 Sep, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    5 May, 2010