SOWING SEEDS 2019?

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    Those petunias look amazing, not surprised you made the papers, Alan! Was feeling a bit down due to all the rain today and seeing them brought a huge smile to my face. :)

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      dont Know what to put in them next year I do like flowers that flower for a long period,
      CarolineL suggested some exotics? not even sure what they are but any ideas would be cool please?
       
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      Looks absolutely stunning @lowrider69 .

      As for next year what about Geraniums ( Pelargoniums ). You could put uprights along the middle and trailing ones ( Summer Showers is an excellent one ) trailing down the sides.
       
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      Not sure about Geraniums there a lot like petunias really, these look quite nice I have a few in my bedding area but not sure what they are, I know its a begonias but cant seem to find them in images online.

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        Hi Lowrider, are you looking at the right things? Pelargonium Geraniums are nothing like Petunias. They are small shrubs which flower in clusters.

        The ones in your picture are Begonia Semperflorens.
         
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          Hi @lowrider69 - well done on the press attention! Those are fibrous rooted begonias. Lots of seed companies sell them (or you could buy plugs). Again tiny seed - but hey you did well with petunia tiny seed too! An alternative is the tuberous rooted begonias which have the enormous flowers. But other things like nemesias would look good too and have perfume. How about going on something like Pinterest to look for hanging baskets or summer bedding to get pictures of things you might like?
           
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            I really like the Begonia semperflorens. Usually easy to grow. When I lift mine, I save most of them. I will take loads of cuttings, these will root easily without heat and also soon root in water. Yes, I lift and store the plants in a cold GH, having cut back gradually over a few weeks all or most green parts. Usually I will stand a few potted plants on the compost covered stagging. Here they will self seed. I also save the winged seedpods and use the seed. So it must be one of the most prolific plants going.
             
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              yes I think I will grow a border full of Begonia semperflorens I think a nice long row of them would look nice :)
              where the best place to buy F1 seeds from and when should I start them off? I started under led lights in feb this year on my bedroom window seal
               
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                Wow lowrider.....I would grow exactly the same next year.:)
                 
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                  I got tired of all the deadheading all the time lol
                   
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                    Lowrider. I will soon be collecting seed from my plants. Over the years, I have found that most of the time the seed comes true. I will gladly send you some, all seperately labeled.
                     
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                      Thanks mike that's very kind of you but i tend to stick with F1 plants these days they done me proud up to now
                       
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