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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2016, 07:32:16 »
One flower I hope to add is scabious(perennial) I potted them on yesterday they are only an inch and a half tall but I have never seen a seed with such a long root some 12-14 inches!!

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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2016, 07:32:16 »

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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2016, 07:35:31 »
Oh lovely!

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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2016, 15:07:22 »
So far we have in the group

Sunloving
Jayb
Markfield rover
Hector
Deb P
Robert_Brenchley
Ed dibbles
Silverleaf

I'll also edit the first post to add in those taking part
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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2016, 15:13:37 »
What about wild flowers, I was thinking Blue Bells and Cowslips as they are two of my favourites?

Also I've sown Bishop's Children dahlia this year, I know they won't come exactly true but as they are a mix...?
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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2016, 07:22:15 »
Hi jayb.  Don't see why not , I've just sown pompon dahlia mix seeds, I'm going to save the colours separate ( mainly because I can't bear the white ) there are usually some deep pinks in the bishops mix that are lovely. But getting to seed can be a challenge because the old flower heads are so juicy.
I think a calendula swap would be interesting seems like we may need to take photos of the flowers of what we save and have them on this thread?
Exciting swap ahead!
X sunloving


What about wild flowers, I was thinking Blue Bells and Cowslips as they are two of my favourites?

Also I've sown Bishop's Children dahlia this year, I know they won't come exactly true but as they are a mix...?

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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2016, 07:43:49 »
Sunloving, I intend to save dahlia too I have some coming from the national collection I managed to select only 9 from 100's discipline or what!! Re juicy, do you get Gardener's World? They had a dahlia chap who squeezed the seed head for 10 days before cutting and drying I didn't know that but am going to give it a go also with the Pom poms he cut the green leaves at the back of the bud so the petals can create a complete Pom . You also mentioned about dried flowers ( I think) and I am giving black millet a go.

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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2016, 07:51:25 »
Oh well that might be me out with Bishop's Children, depends how wet the season is here. Thanks for pointing it out both.

Black Millet would be luuuvly!

9 from 100, your hands must have been sat on!

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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2016, 21:03:27 »
Can I join in too!! :blob7:

I have some ox eye daisies & ragged Robin - both good to encourage bees and butterflies.
Jacobs ladder, Malva (white), verbascum and more....

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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2016, 14:45:23 »
Edit update to the first post,


Taking part and ideas for saving so far are;

Sunloving, deep pink poppy, Yellow tall antiryhinum and helichysums in colour mixes, euphorbias, skyline super tall sunflowers, green nicotiana langsdorfii, achillea cerise queen
Jayb, Blue Bells, Cowslips, Bishop's Children dahlia
Markfield rover, Love lies bleeding, asters, carnations, larkspur mix and giant blue, scabious, dahlias, poss Californian poppies and carrots. Scabious, black millet,
Hector, wallflowers, hellebores, nasturtiums, white and blue Borage
Deb P, calendula species such as 'Indian Prince' and 'touch of red', agastache various, pom pom dahlias, angelica
Robert_Brenchley, checking his seed stash.
Ed dibbles, Californian annuals and other ornamental plants.
Silverleaf, nasturtiums, aquilegia, calendula
Debs, ox eye daisies, ragged Robin, Jacobs ladder, Malva (white), verbascum

Wants list
Sunloving, astrantia

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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2016, 14:47:21 »
I like the idea of a wants list  :sunny:
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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2016, 18:12:35 »
Jayb thankyou for organising us with these lists. I'm hoping to add more but don't want to commit until they are out and growing.
 I think it's going to be awesome. Who else is adding to the wants list?

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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2016, 20:15:28 »
I have a nice big clump of astrantia 'shaggy' in my back garden; I could include some seed of that as well if anyone is interested?
If it's not pouring with rain, I'm either in the garden or at the lottie!

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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2016, 20:27:49 »
My wish list: anything that's edible, either for me or the rabbits! I'd love asters, gladioli, hollyhocks, calendula, sunflowers, cornflowers, anything in the Malva (mallow) family, pansies/violas/violets, zinnias. I also like things that the bees like. :)
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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2016, 20:28:50 »
Oh, and if anyone has teasels, the goldfinches in my garden would be very grateful. ;)

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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2016, 21:52:46 »
Hi silverleaf  :wave:

I have teasels growing this year from seed I sowed last year, so I'll put some in X

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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2016, 22:45:56 »
Hi silverleaf  :wave:

I have teasels growing this year from seed I sowed last year, so I'll put some in X

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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2016, 07:26:19 »
My wish list: anything that's edible, either for me or the rabbits! I'd love asters, gladioli, hollyhocks, calendula, sunflowers, cornflowers, anything in the Malva (mallow) family, pansies/violas/violets, zinnias. I also like things that the bees like. :)

I can add hollyhocks.

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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2016, 09:47:52 »
My wish list: anything that's edible, either for me or the rabbits! I'd love asters, gladioli, hollyhocks, calendula, sunflowers, cornflowers, anything in the Malva (mallow) family, pansies/violas/violets, zinnias. I also like things that the bees like. :)

I can add hollyhocks.

Yay, you're a star too. :)

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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2016, 22:31:41 »
Do folk like Honesty. I have a lovely purple pink flower strain...looks like this ladies
http://growingfamily.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/honesty-flickr.jpg
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Re: Ornamental seed saving circle 2016
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2016, 06:52:50 »
Do folk like Honesty. I have a lovely purple pink flower strain...looks like this ladies
http://growingfamily.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/honesty-flickr.jpg

Brilliant, all my honesty seeds failed and the seed heads are so great in bunches, I'd love some of yours! It's a lovely colour to.
 


 

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