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  1. Fat Controller

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    New thread for 2016 :)

    Old thread - HERE
     
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    Well, that is the first seed order of the year made, consisting of:

    Petunia Super Cascade Mixed (pelleted)
    Datura Angels Trumpet (backup in case ours don't survive the winter)
    Malva Zebrina
    Penstemon Giant Flowered Mix
    Calendula Fiesta Gigantica
    Petunia Picobella Rose Star (pelleted)
    Dichondra Emerald Falls
    Hollyhock Spring Celebrities
    Lavatera Twins Hot Pink
    Lavatera Mont Blanc
    Ricinus Caremencita Bright Red
    Sunflower Kong
    Cineraria Maritima Cirrus
    Lobelia Fountains Crimson

    Beetroot Bona (just had to be done with that name!)
    Parsnip Gladiator
    Potato International Kidney
    Sweet Pepper Golden Californian Wonder
    Carrot Autumn King
    Carrot Mercurio (pelleted - no idea why)
    Lettuce Malena (split pills, whatever they are)
    Tomato Mandurio

    Still to order:
    Dahlia Pompone Mixed
    Dahlia Yankee Doodle Dandy
    Dahlia Cactus
    Zinnia Giants Mixed
    Tomato Black Cherry
    Tomato Maskotka
    Cucumber of some sort or another
    Cucamelon
     
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      That's a lovely assortment there FC. :) I thought you said last year that you were going to prune your list for this year. :biggrin:
       
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        I did - I didn't make any promises about not adding anything else though :biggrin:
         
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          The list is made and the seeds not exactly purchased yet but will be any day now. :)

          Just the one tomato this year....
          Ailsa Craig

          Echinacea 'Wild Berry'
          Nigella 'Miss Jekyll'
          Nicotiana 'Little Nicky'
          Candytuft 'Snowflake'
          Asarina 'Formula Mix'
          Antirrhinum 'Chuckles'
          Thunbergia 'Mix'
          Calendula 'Porcupine'
          Larkspur 'Flowered Mix'
          Millet 'Ornamental'

          These are all new to me this year except for Nicotiana, Antirrhinum and Thunbergia. They will be added to the list of other seeds I already have. :)
           
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            Nice mix there @Sheal :)

            I will be interested to hear how you get on with the Asarina, as I keep looking at it every year and then dismiss it from the list.

            At one point I had Thunbergia and Larkspur on my list too, but knocked them off just so I wasn't doing too much.
             
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              Thanks FC.

              I'll let you know about the Asarina. It's a few years since I've grown Thunbergia but I've got something a little different planned for it this time. If it works I'll let you into the secret. :)

              Larkspur....I'm not sure how they are going to work out. I'm just wondering if they are going to be difficult like Delphinium.
               
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                I ordered some of the usual suspects. Tomato, asprabroc, brussels sprouts, yellow and green beans. Then in flowers new style gazanias, some native ones called false sunflower, evening primrose and a native grass called Vanilla grass. I lent the catalogue to my son so can't quote their proper names.

                I have lots of seeds I collected including pansies, nicotiana, morning glories, zinnias..
                 
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                  I like Gazania's Lori but they spend most of the time with their flowers closed here so I don't bother with them now.

                  It's not occurred to me to collect Nicotiana seed, do they grow true to the parent plant please?
                   
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                    Delphinium - another non-starter for me. I have tried them a few times, and no luck, even buying plants in pots they still died or were killed; maybe they are ultra appealing to slugs and snails?
                     
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                      Yes they do. This will be my third year from successive gatherings.

                      I have gazania seeds too but I wanted a new variety. I love colour. I also collected salvia seed from a plant called royal purple or some such name...
                       
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                        Thanks Lori, I'll be collecting them at the end of this coming summer, assuming we get one. :)
                         
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                          We buy very little but I'm just about to place an order for 500+ runner bean seeds :blue thumb:
                           
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                            Well, my little box of dreams arrived yesterday :hapfeet:

                            The nice thing about Moles is that their seeds come in shiny golden packets - - I am like a kid in a sweetshop :biggrin:
                             
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                              Yes, but don't go eating these sweets @fat controller, could be risky. :doh::)
                               
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