Aquilegia

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Elaine G

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Aquilegia
« on: June 07, 2018, 23:46 »
I've been looking for ideas for cut flowers for spring, and came upon the suggestion of Aquilegia Nora Barlow.
So, they were in my basket, as you do  :lol:when I decided to investigate a little further (most unlike me)
The growing instructions seem to say that you should sow the seeds in a pot then put into the fridge for a week or so, before removing and carrying on.

Now in reality that is never going to happen. I have got away with commandeering two spare bedrooms and a chunk of the garage but the fridge will be a step too far for he who normally keeps quiet!

So has anyone successfully germinated aquilegia seeds? Any tips for success that do not involve upsetting the other half gratefully received.

Thanks.
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Re: Aquilegia
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 08:22 »
Iíve grown them from seed in the past & never put them in the fridge,Iíve sown some this year but canít say whether theyíve germinated as yet as I am away until Saturday, Iíll take a look when Iím back & let you know, but all my flower seeds were really old seeds.

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Re: Aquilegia
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 09:17 »
They seed themselves about in the garden quite happily, so I would sow some in pot and leave them to it. That way they may decide to germinate soon or in the spring after winter cold but they can take weeks to germinate
Hints from Touchwood for sowing aquilegia (granny bonnets/columbine) seeds
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Re: Aquilegia
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 11:21 »
I've never had any luck with growing from seed, but the ones in the garden spread about like weeds, so maybe I made too much fuss of them. I would be inclined to just do as MoS suggests.

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Re: Aquilegia
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2018, 22:38 »
Thanks for the replies, I will go with mumofstig's advice and sow some in pots.

Thanks
Elaine

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Re: Aquilegia
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2018, 23:01 »
Hi, checked today, mine are through

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Re: Aquilegia
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2018, 09:16 »
That's good! Look forward to some lovely flowers next year then  :D :D
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Re: Aquilegia
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2018, 11:06 »
Ha spoke too soon, just found a 2nd ungerminated pot of them, Iíll keep it watered & see if they show eventually.



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