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Growing your flowers by the moon


It isn’t just your vegetables that can be grown by the moon to get even better results in your flower garden the seeds should also be following the lunar cycle.

In May and June this means you would be sowing seed, or potting your seedling on, on the following days: 18th and 26th May (both three star flower days); 3 (pm) – 5 (am), 14 and 22 -23 June (these last two being three star days).

Seeds you might think about sowing are: Astilbe, Aubretia, Campanula, Canterbury Bells, Delphinium, Dianthus, Digitalis, Erigeron, Euphorbia, Freesia, Gentiana, Geum, Hollyhock, Kniphofia, Leontipodium, Lavender, Lillium, Meconopsis, Oriental Poppy, Papaver, Primula, Pulsatilla, Saxifraga, Sedum, Sempervivum, Silene and Veronica.

Below are some of the flowers we grow that you could be sowing seed of now…

Saxifraga paniculata

Saxifraga oppositifolia

Dianthus pavonius

Pulsatilla vulgaris

Gentiana acaulis

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Hmmm, very interesting - food for thought there.
Your flowers are gorgeous Moon grower, the saxifraga oppositifolia and dianthus i especially like.

13 May, 2010


Thanks Louise - the dianthus is a very small one.

13 May, 2010


I bought D. freynii last weekend, is yours a similar size to that ?

13 May, 2010


Yes similar size about 6 inches in diameter when fully grown.

13 May, 2010


interesting mrs MB and lovely pics to ;o))

13 May, 2010


Thx Sandra

13 May, 2010


I just love the Pulsatilla pic, I have a thing about feathery leaves - love 'em.
It's really interesting planting and sowing by the moon cycles, thanks for the info. I'd heard about it before but never really thought about it until now. I'll mark my calender and may have more success than usual.
I like the saxifraga oppositifolia too, very pretty.

14 May, 2010


Hi Seabird - good luck and have fun...

15 May, 2010


Great pics and scree bed - I particularly like the pulsatilla and the gentian. Let's hope my pulsatilla spreads like yours, this is only their second year, but they are looking pretty good.

29 May, 2010


Thanks Lovemyveg

29 May, 2010

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