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Discussion in 'Propagation This Month' started by wiseowl, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. wiseowl

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    Good morning I just love wallflowers and missed out this year,can I sow them now in the greenhouse,so that I have my own for next year,I used to buy bare roots ones,thank you:smile:
     
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    I planted a batch yesterday as out of 65 seeds sown about 3 weeks ago (Wilco's own brand) only 1 germinated. Several members advised that it's not yet too late.
     
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      Good morning @JJ28 my friend and many thanks for your post,very much appreciated:smile:
       
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      Hi Woo, I always sow mine from aroiund the middle of June to about the beginning of July. If you're experiencing hot weather put a piece of newspaper over the glass ( or whatever you use to close your seed tray ) as this will shade them and keep the temperature lower.

      @JJ28 , I think that you may have accidentally cooked your first batch as Wallflowers are one of the easiest plants to grow from seed, it's just that this year we ( or at least around here ) have seen temperatures in the high 20's for around a month now.
       
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        Thank you @KFF my friend I shall do as you have advised and thank you,it seems that the nurseries and markets around here no longer do bare root wallflowers ,as they say there is no money in it anymore:smile:
         
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          Yep, sown my too. WO, you can produce better wallflowers from seed anyway. I grow 4 or 5 different named colours to plant out in groups of 3 or 5 :)
           
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            Good afternoon @Verdun my friend many thanks for your post,can you recommend any varieties as all I have is a packet of seeds which came with my copy of Amateur Gardening magazine,they are named as y fair lady mixed" and says that they are hardy perennial,but when I looked them up it said they are short lived:dunno::smile:
             
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            Hiya WO :)

            I sowed much as I did last year, viz, Ivory White, Cloth of Gold, Orange Bedder, Primrose Bedder and Fire King. Ordered again from Seedaholic. I like to know what colours I have to fit in with spring garden and to plant in 3's. With a mixture you cannot do that but if you have a free packet :noidea:

            For me wallflowers are a short term plant....yes a hardy perennial technically....and a biennial. Wallflowers can and do live for a few years but never as good as their first year. So I select for colour and scent for the following year only then discard them.

            Sown now, pricked out in 2 or 3 weeks and put in trays for 2 or 3 weeks then planted out in rows in the garden. In late August I transplant them 30 cm apart in my veg patch and they grow on until I plant them out in late autumn when they are large plants.
             
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              Hi @Verdun wow that's just great information my friend,many thanks and is greatly appreciated ,I shall copy and print your post and put it in my gardening file:smile::blue thumb:
               
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              Excellent WO :)
               
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                I think KFF has diagnosed my problem - last lot of wallflowers were in the conservatory.......after reading your comment, I have moved the latest sowings outside. Thank you for the advice.
                 
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