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I have just bought some agapanthus, foxglove and meconopsis seeds, when is it best to sow them and also is a heated propogater useful or not?



Don't think you'll need the propagator for the seeds you've mentioned - you can sow the foxgloves as soon as you like. Meconopsis should be sown in early spring, but my book doesn't say whether that should be under glass or not, I imagine it should be. As for Agapanthus seed, under glass in early spring, grown on in pots and planted out when good enough in size. Won't flower for 3 years.

15 Jun, 2012


Thanks for quick reply Bamboo, i have sown the foxglove seeds so fingers crossed.

16 Jun, 2012


I've got some agapathus seedlings growing in my utility room (by the window for warmth - should the sun ever shine again in Cumbria) they're fattening out a little but they're still only 2 to 3 inch tall... when should i pot on and should i wait till next year to plant out? Thanks...

16 Jun, 2012


Pot on when they need it, which is when the roots are showing at the base of the pot. If they're a hardy variety, and big enough by the end of this season, then you can plant out in autumn, but only if they're a good size by then. If not, somewhere the compost in the pots won't freeze over winter...

16 Jun, 2012

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