Anyone Buying New Seed for 2022 ?

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  1. CanadianLori

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    Wow. My seed budget this year is 15 of your pounds sterling...

    I guess that is why it took me so long to figure out which seeds to fit in that spending limit.

    Reading those long lists of seed orders really makes me envious.

    I bet there'll be some great pictures posted this summer!:dbgrtmb:
     
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      I have got these which I will sow directly ...
      * Ice Plant -Livingston Daisy (Dorotheanthus Bellidiformis) Yellow
      * Ice Plant -Livingston Daisy (Dorotheanthus Bellidiformis) Orange
      * Verbena- Nana Compacta- Mixed
      * Verbena Hybrida Nana Compacta - Apricot Dwarf
      * African Daisy (Dimorphotheca Aurantiaca)- Salmon
      * Nasturtium Dwarf - Whirleybird Double (Tropaeolum nanum) - Mixed
      * Texas Sage - Scarlet Sage (Salvia coccinea) ... (already sown and germinated)

      @Canadian Lori ... mine comes under £15.
       
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        Thanks @shiney , I've grown them before and their scent is fabulous......very friuity!!
         
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          I haven't bought any new seeds apart from two pkts of Dahlia ones, I already have Bishops Children.

          A lot of mine will get sown outside or in the greenhouse, I'm very much scaling back on germinating seedlings indoors these days.
          You've reminded me Vicky that I have Ice Plants and Nasturtiums too. I also have trays of Coleus seedlings and Aquilegia in the greenhouse and other sown trays yet to show signs of life:fingers crossed:.
           
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              I dont buy large amounts of seed but I do buy a few here and a few there, that way you dont really notice the cost so much.
              I still like to wander around the seed racks at garden centres.

              Buying online is ok, but I'm not really organised enough for that and end up paying lots of postage charges.
               
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                I also circle the seed racks in the stores but unfortunately their selection is quite limited. For instance, if I wanted to buy green beans, they'd only have one kind and very often it doesn't state whether it is a pole bean or what else it might be.

                Yes, my budget did include the mailing fees. :)
                 
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                  I've just totted up my recent seed orders and it all comes to £28, however in my defense I had nothing left in my seed boxes after sowing everything I had during lockdown.

                  What I've been doing is writing a list of everything I want to try and putting together an order when I spot a deal. I got a lot of 99p seeds on my list from Mr Fothergill's on Black Friday. That way I'm only buying what I know I'll use next year.
                   
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                      Here is what I've ordered:
                      Marvel of Peru, Four O'clocks, I have the seeds from my red ones but these are supposed to be a variety of colours
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                      Dwarf Dahlias
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                      Magic Fountain Mix, Delphiniums
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                      Summer Carnival, Hollyhocks, I only have pink and red ones at the moment
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                      And Hybrid mix impatiens
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                      Cleome
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                      Obviously I never seem to coordinate anything. I just love lots of colour!
                       
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                        When and how do you get your Cleome to germinate please Lori, years back I had no issues but for the last couple of years I've had such trouble! :sad:
                         
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                          Thanks @shiney ...never come across that name before..:thankyou:
                           
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                            I have no idea! This is my first time ordering these seeds :biggrin:
                             
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                              Ah...OK thanks Lori, I'd be interest in hearing how you get on with them please.:)
                               
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                                Just a tip about Cleome, at the end of the season be careful about pulling up the plants - they have spikes! :rolleyespink:
                                 
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