Seeds 2024

Seeds sown 2024

in alphabetical order

Acanthus spinosis

White asphodel

King's spear / yellow aphodel

Blessed thistle

Borage

Candytuft

Centaurea americana / Basket Flower

Chicory

Chinese lanterns

Cosmos

Cotton thistle

Deadly nightshade

Dierama

Echium vulgare / viper's bugloss

Eryngium / sea holly

False indigo

Henbane

Hollyhock

Honeyweed

Japanese teasel

Japanese thistle

Knapweeds

Korean geranium

Larkspur

Liquorice

Livingstone daisy

Milk thistle

Monkshood

Morning glory

Nasturtiums

Nepeta

Nodding thistle

Pheasant's eye

Poppy

Safflower

Sheepsbit

Summer savory

Sunflower

Sweet sultan

Viola

Woolly thistle

Yellow chamomile

 

Acanthus spinosis

I collected seed from one I had in my garden. The seeds didn't look too good but thought I'd plant them and see what happens, 24-4-2024

after weeks without any sign of germination and reading that acanthus seeds need soaking, I took the seeds out and soaked them for 48 hours and replanted them

acanthus seeds soaking

Asphodelus albus / white asphodel

seeds sown 22-3-2024, 3 fibre pots in photo below, not many seeds in the packet so sowed 3 to a pot and I've had the seeds for a couple years so wanted to get them all sown

8-4-2024 no germination so I'm reusing the pots but I am being impatient as the seed packet says germination takes 1 to 3 months but that's ok if one day they sprout up next to the milk thistle or sea holly that I've sown there

 

28-6-2024 I tried again with fresher seed

 

asphodelus alba seed packet

Asphodeline lutea / King's Spear / asphodel

seeds sown 22-3-2024 in 5 fibre pots shown above, I've had the seeds for a couple years so wanted to get them all sown

asphodeline lutea seed packet

8-4-2024 no germination so I'm reusing the pots but I am being impatient as the seed packet says germination takes 1 to 3 months but that's ok if one day they sprout up next to the milk thistle or sea holly that I've sown there

 

28-6-2024 I tried again with fresher seed

 

Blessed Thistle / Centaurea benedicta (Cnicus benedictus)

seeds sown 4-4-2024, wait up to end of May for germination

4-5-2024 a month later only 3 seedlings

blessed thistle seedlings

25-5-2024 I still have just the 3 seedlings, looks like all I'm going to get but at least it's something and they look pretty good

blessed thistle seedlings Centaurea benedicta

29-5-2024 looking at these seedlings more closely, pleased with them just wish I had more

blessed thistle

blessed thistle seedling

3-7-2024

blessed thistle small plant

7-7-2024

blessed thistle Centaurea benedicta

Centaurea benedicta blessed thistle

Borage J Parkers sown 16-3-2024

borage seedlings sown

28-3-2024 a few seedlings have appeared

borage seedlings

4-4-2024

borage seedlings on the left, monkshood sown in pots on the right

4-5-2024

borage seedlings

4-6-2024 the repotted seedlings are not looking very good

borage seedlings

borage seedlings

borage seedlings

borage seedlings

worst borage seedlings/plants I've ever grown, extremely small

first bloom is white, doesn't help that my photos are not good, next photo is the same plants

borage

another try to photograph the white borage flower and other small plants with buds

borage

these seedlings have not grown properly but getting buds

borage

27-6-2024 first blue borage flower

borage

another blue borage

borage

Candytuft seeds sown 4-5-2024

4-5-2024

13-5-2024

25-5-2024

candytuft seedlings

15-6-2024

candytuft seedlings iberis umbellata

candytuft iberis umbellata

26-6-2024 buds just opening

candytuft

29-6-2024 first flowers

candytuft

3-7-2024

candytuft

3-7-2024

candytuft

candytuft

candytuft

Centaurea americana / Basket Flower

15-5-2024 seeds sown

4-6-2024  3 seedlings

basket flower

22-6-2024 only 5 seedlings but seems all I'm going to get

basket flower Centaurea

3-7-2024

basket flower Centaurea americana aloha rosa seedlings

Chicory / Cichorium intybus

seeds sown 24-5-2024, see photo under Sweet Sultan, 2 columns of fibre pots

4-6-2024 a few seedlings in 2 weeks

chicory seedlings

20-6-2024 with the weather turning so hot and dry, wanted to repot the small fibre pots

chicory seedlings

7-7-2024

chicory seedlings Cichorium intybus

Chinese Lanterns J Parkers sown 16-3-2024

chinese lanterns seeds sown

9-5-2024

26 5 2024

6-6-2024 Chinese lantern seedlings repotted into this trough

chinese lantern seedlings

Coltsfoot

seeds I got on ebay or somewhere, they were a couple years old so not hopeful, sown 7-3-2024, zero germination so re-used pots

Naturescape coltsfoot seeds, also couple years old, sown 8-3-2024

zero germination so re-used pots

I found this packet of coltsfoot seeds after planting the other coltsfoot seeds, didn't realise I had more.

coltsfoot seeds

seeds sown 11-3-2024

zero germination so re-used pots

Cornflower / Centaurea cyanus

seeds sown 5-6-2024, it's been so cold not sure how long germination will take, I have another pot of cornflowers seedlings so I guess I wasn't in such a hurry to sow these

cornflower seedlings

20-6-2024 it's getting so hot and dry, wanted to repot from the small fibre pots into larger pots

cornflower seedlings

Cosmos seeds sown 4-5-2024

4-5-2024

9-5-2024 in only a few days of warm weather the cosmos have germinated well

13-5-2024

cosmos seedlings

17-5-2024

cosmos seedlings

3-6-2024 repotted the cosmos seedlings into the pots around the summer savory pot

cosmos summer savory seedlings

22-6-2024 the smallest cosmos I've replanted into this very large pot, leaves me more in the larger pots to replant elsewhere

cosmos

30-6-2024

cosmos

cosmos

Cotton thistle (Onopordum bracteatum) seeds sown 29-6-2024

Deadly Nightshade / Atropa bella-donna seeds sown 4-5-2024

4-5-2024

19-6-2024

I see a few tiny seedlings, not all the same so not sure if all the deadly nightshade, after almost 7 weeks not sure I'm going to get any more

deadly nightshade seedlings

as the weather is so hot and dry now, not sure seedlings can survive in these very small fibre pots so repotting them together in a larger pots (3 in one pot, 2 in another) so at least they won't dry out so quickly

3-7-2024 looks like 5 seedlings, not sure what that one is on the left but obviously not like the others

deadly nightshade seedlings

Dierama Blackbird

Seeds sown 22-3-2024 in 6 fibre pots shown in photo above (with the asphodel), seeds say 2015 but thought I'd try them and see if anything happens. I grew some in the past but they never got past the seedling stage as the slugs got them. zero germination - so I thought, see photo below

dierama seed packet

dierama seed packet back

25-5-2024 I had given up on the dierama seeds and resused the pots but looking at the seedlings, I think those tall straight seedlings may be the dierama after all amongst the sea holly

Echium vulgare / vipers bugloss

echium vulgare seed packet

Sea Holly / Eryngium planum

seeds sown 8-4-2024

4-5-2024 finally a few seedlings after 4 weeks

sea holly seedlings

see photo above under Dierama

3-6-2024 I decided to repot the sea holly, the 8 dierama seedlings are in the same pots, rather than try to separate them, I decided to repot them together

3-6-2024 sea holly and dierama repotted

sea holly dierama seedlings

3-7-2024

sea holly dierama seedlings

False Indigo / Baptisia australis

soaked seeds for 48 hours after trying to knick / scarify (not sure if successful), sowing now to see if anything happens although haven't given cold treatment, I just can't mess with that, forgot grit on top, that I can do, will add that, that's easy

seeds sown 13-6-2024

baptisia false idigo

4 seedlings

baptisia

 

Henbane / Hyoscyamus niger

seeds sown 4-4-2024

25-5-2024 I see a few seedlings but whether those are really henbane or self-seeders, I don't know, will have to wait and see (and I think that round pot top centre may not be one of the henbane pots but I'm not sure what it is)

3-6-2024 a few pots with what I think are the henbane seedlings but some others as well

henbane seedlings

I think 2 henbane seedlings, bottom right not sure

henbane seedlings

only top left is henbane I think, 3 unknown

henbane seedlings

4 henbane seedlings in the centre, left is sow thistle? far right unknown

henbane seedlings

henbane seedlings

top is henbane, not sure about the others

henbane seedlings

some henbane, some others

henbane seedlings

left henbane, right unknown?

henbane seedlings

15-6-2024

henbane seedlings

3-7-2024 good number of seedlings - impressed with their germination and survival - probably more than I need

henbane seedlings

7-7-2024  17 seedlings doing well

henbane seedling

henbane seedling

henbane seedling Hyoscyamus niger

henbane seedling Hyoscyamus niger

henbane seedlings Hyoscyamus niger

Hollyhock Jet Black

seeds sown 11-5-2024, 12 pots on the right (larkspur 6 pots on the left)

25-5-2024 good germination, bottom left looks like an intruder, will wait and see

hollyhock seedlings

22-6-2024 with hot dry weather starting, I had to repot the small fibre pots which dry out so quickly but running out of reasonable pots to use so the hollyhocks are in these very tall pots together but no hurry as they won't bloom this year - next year if I'm lucky, everything is so slow this year with such a cold spring but now it's hotting up

hollyhocks jet black

Honeyweed seeds sown 4-5-2024

4-5-2024

25-5-2024 I'm not sure if these are the honeyweed but will have to wait and see

3-7-2024

honeyweed

Japanese teasel (Dipsacus asperoides) seeds sown 29-6-2024

Japanese Thistle

seeds sown 4-4-2024

3 pots at the top of giant knapweed seedlings (photo above)

4-5-2024 about 12 seedlings

japanese thistle

25-5-2024 reasonable germination

japanese thistle seedlings

11-6-2024

japanese thistle seedlings

3-7-2024 3 round pots above (verbascum self-seeded in pot on left)

Japanese thistle seedlings

Knapweed

Giant Knapweed / Centaurea macrocephala

seeds sown 18-3-2024

giant knapweed seed packet

2 columns of fibre pots on the left

giant knapweed seeds sown

30-3-2024 a few seedlings have appeared

4-4-2024

4-5-2024

giant knapweed seedlings

repotted 18-5-2024

giant knapweed seedlings

giant knapweed seedlings

25-5-2024 I've had a setback, discovering slugs had eaten a number of the seedlings

giant knapweed seedlings

giant knapweed seedlings

I planted the giant knapweed in the ground

giant knapweed seedlings

Russian knapweed (Rhaponticum repens / Centaurea ruthenica), seeds sown 15-5-2024

4-6-2024  2 seedlings after 3 weeks

russian knapweed

russian knapweed seedlings centaurea ruthenica

Korean Angelica / Angelica gigas

seeds sowed 8-6-2024, 6 pots on the left of photo under Blue Poppy

Korean geranium (Geranium koraiense) Growild Nursery seeds sown 29-6-2024

Larkspur

larkspur seed  packet back

seeds sown 11-5-2024, see photo under Hollyhocks

29-5-2024

larkspur seedlings

larkspur seedlings

I found I had half packet of seeds left so sowed them 15-6-2024

larkspur seedlings

22-6-2024 with the hot day weather starting, I couldn't leave seedlings in the small fibre pots, the larkspur are in an inner circle surrounded by sweet sultan in an outer circle

larkspur and sweet sultan seedlings

 

Liquorice / Glycyrrihza glabra

sowed seeds 13-6-2024 after scarifying and soaking for 48 hours

19-6-2024 after all that (soaking and scarifying), surprised to see 4 seeds have germinated after only 6 days, I guess the scarifying worked

liquorice seedlings

3-7-2024 amazed to get 11 seedlings after the fiddly soaking and scarifying after only 20 days

liquorice seedlings

Livingstone Daisy / Mesembryanthemum seeds sown 4-5-2024

4-5-2024

13-5-2024

25-5-2024 I've sown them too thickly, need to thin out

3-7-2024

livingstone daisy seedlings

livingstone daisy seedlings

livingstone daisy seedlings

9-7-2024

I repotted the seedlings in the container above as it had no drainage holes and with recent rain, they were drowing

livingstone daisy Cleretum bellidiforme Mesembryanthemum

livingstone daisy Cleretum bellidiforme Mesembryanthemum

Milk Thistle

seeds sown 8-4-2024

4-5-2024

26-5-2024

milk thistle seedlings

6-6-2024 repotted the milk thistle seedlings from the small fibre pots into a larger plastic pot, totalling 5 pots of seedlings (Japanese thistle seedlings in the pots to the left)

milk thistle seedlings

milk thistle

3-7-2024

milk thistle planted out

milk thistle seedlings

first milk thistle flower 5-7-2024, 12 and a half weeks from sowing seeds to flowering

milk thistle silybum marianum

Monkshood

seeds sown 4-4-2024, see photo above

20-6-2024 only a couple of seedlings, not sure either is monkshood, it's getting so hot and dry wanted to repot the small fibre pots

monkshood seedlings

trying again with fresh seed, sown 3-7-2024

monkshood seed packet

monkshood

Morning Glory Grandpa Ott seeds sown 30-3-2024, see photo under Nasturtium Jewel

 

11-5-2024 finally some seedlings have appeared

25-5-2024 they were growing but the slugs got to them, hope I  have enough left

3-7-2024

grandpa ott morning glory seedlings

 

Morning Glory Heavenly Blue seeds sown 30-3-2024, see photo under Anise Hyssop, I only had a few seeds left from previous years, beautiful flowers but not very plentiful

heavenly blue morning glory

26-5-2024

Nasturtium Jewel seeds sown 30-3-2024

 

4-5-2024

nasturtium jewel seedlings

25-5-2024

Nasturtium Trailing seeds sown 30-3-2024

4-5-2024

nasturtium tailing seedlings

25-5-2024

29-5-2024 both the Nasturtium Jewel and Trailing seedlings planted in two large pots

nasturtium jewel trailing small plants

nasturtium jewel trailing small plants

14-6-2024 first nasturtium flowers, 11 weeks from sowing seed to flowers

nasturtiums

Catmint / Nepeta cataria

seeds sown 24-5-2024, see photo under Sweet Sultan

20-6-2024 it's so hot and dry I wanted to repot the small fibre pots

nepeta seedlings

 

Catmint / Nepeta nervosa

seeds sown 2-4-2024

3 square pots in the middle

 

Hairless Catmint / Nepeta nuda

seeds sown 2-4-2024, 2 pots on the left above

Nodding thistle (Carduus nutans) Growild Nursery seeds sown 29-6-2024

 

Pheasant's Eye / Adonis

seeds sown 1-6-2024, 29-6-2024 zero germination but does say takes 30 to 40 days

pheasants eye

3-7-2024

looks like 2 seedlings at last (after 33 days, hopefully more)

pheasants eye seedlings

7-7-2024 about 10 seedlings now

pheasants eye seedlings

 

Poppy

Black Magic

not many seeds in the packet so just using this medium pot, if they actually grow I can transfer the seedlings to small pots, sown 24-4-2024

25-5-2024 there was one seedling there but looks like the top was eaten off, not sure that was even a poppy

lots of different seedlings, top looks like poppy, centre looks like lupin - no idea where that could have come from, others no idea

7-7-2024

poppy black magic seedlings

Blue Poppy

seeds sown 8-6-2024 in 6 fibre pots on the right

Laurens Grape Poppy

not as many seeds in the packet as I would have expected so just using these 6 small pots, sown 24-4-2024

13-5-2024

a few actually looking like poppy - but very slowly

laurens grape poppy seedlings

Giant Poppy

sown 24-4-2024

only giant poppy seedlings I can find now or may have gotten confused with the Lauren's Grape

giant poppy seedlings

Prickly Blue Poppy

prickly poppy seed packet

Safflower / Carthamus tinctorius Zanziber

18-3-2024 I had to leave my seedlings/small plants behind when I moved (they hadn't flowered yet) so wanted to get more of these going asap.

safflower seed packet

safflower seeds sown

29-3-2024 first seedlings have appeared

safflower seedlings

4-5-2024

safflower seedlings

11-5-2024 seedlings repotted

safflower seedlings

30-6-2024 seedlings planted out

safflower seedlings

safflower seedlings

Sheep's-bit

sheepsbit seed packet

Summer Savory

seeds sown 2-4-2024, 12 fibre pots to the right in the Nepeta nervosa / nuda tray shown above

summer savory

25-5-2024

3-6-2024 I repotted all the summer savory seedlings into one large pot

summer savory seedlings

15-6-2024

3-7-2024

summer savory

first flower 9-7-2024

summer savory Satureja hortensis

Sunflower seeds sown 30-3-2024, I reused the coltsfoot pots as I've seen no germination of seeds that were rather old but if they should come through I'll have both in the pots

24-4-2024, 7 seedlings (from packet of 25 seeds)

sunflower seedlings

4-5-2024

26-5-2024

sunflower seedlings

repotted some of the sunflower seedlings into this larger pot

sunflower seedlings

Sweet Sultan / Amberboa moschata

seeds sown 24-5-2024, 2 columns to the right

4-6-2024

sweet sultan seedlings

22-6-2024 with the hot day weather starting, I couldn't leave seedlings in the small fibre pots, the larkspur are in an inner circle surrounded by sweet sultan in an outer circle (same photo under larkspur)

larkspur sweet sultan seedlings

Violas

11-5-2024 I put all the viola seeds (following 3 varieties) into this pot

26-5-2024

4-6-2024

viola seedlings

15-6-2024

viola seedlings

10-7-2024

viola seedlings

 

Viola Arkwright Ruby

 

Viola Chicky Chicks

 

Viola Tiger Eye Red

Woolly thistle (Cirsium eriophorum) (Growild Nursery) seeds sown 29-6-2024

Yellow Chamomile / Cota tinctoria

seeds sown 24-5-2024, see photo under Sweet Sultan, 2 columns of fibre pots

4-6-2024

cota tinctoria seedlings

20-6-2024

cota tinctoria seedlings

25-6-2024 Cota tinctoria seedlings repotted, last small fibre pots repotted

cota tinctoria seedlings

cota tinctoria seedlings