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Aubretia/ Aubrieta

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Sheal, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Sheal

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    Which ever way it's now spelt or pronounced! :)

    I'm growing these for the first time this year. Do I prick them out like bedding lobelia in small clumps, or as individual seedlings please. :)
     
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    I've found a packet of seed here Sheal and it says to prick out individually....i'm guessing they are very small though:dunno:...i've only ever grown them from 'borrowed' cuttings :blue thumb:
     
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      Thanks Loli, that info wasn't on my packet and yes they are small. I've got a tray full that have come up like mustard cress! It's going to be fun pricking that lot out. :doh:
       
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      I'd maybe do some in clumps and some individually Sheal and see which fairs better....i've done the same with Gyp and Night scented stocks because there was millions of the little :mute: :whistle:
       
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        I'v grown it from seed a few times and afraid it is best to prick out individually...get the magnifying glass and patience out! Oh yes if it's a mixed variety don't just go for the biggest seedlings as the more pinky coloured Aubretia tend to be slower growing. 1st time I grew it I picked the biggest seedlings and then moaned that all were the same colour until somebody who knew a lot more than me (not difficult!) asked if I just picked out the big "boys"!
         
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          Thanks Loli and Silu. :dbgrtmb:

          I'm glad they grow as individual plants, because the seeds I bought are mixed colours and didn't fancy multi coloured clumps in the garden. Thanks for the colour and size tip Silu.

          Guess what I'll be doing at the weekend? I've also got my young grandson here for the weekend, so perhaps I can get him on the job as well. :heehee:
           
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