It’s the seeds that are procrastinating, not me, some of them anyway. Here’s what’s going on in the greenhouse, seed-wise at least. Take a deep breath, it’s a long list….

The procrastinators, not yet germinated:

  • clematis recta purpurea
  • fritllaria meleagris
  • rodgersia pinnata
  • cytisus killiney salmon
  • rodgersia pod.
  • diarama pulcheriremum
  • euonymus alatus
  • lysimachia ephemerum
  • scabious clive greaves
  • lobelia cardinal ‘queen victoria’
  • euphorbia cornigeria
  • sorbus koehneana
  • dahpne tangutica retusa
  • clematis angustifolia
  • scabiosa stellata ‘ping pong’
  • plantago major rosularis
  • astrantia major ‘ruby wedding
  • magnolia ‘wilsonii’
  • lupinus nootakensis
  • tulipa sprengerii
  • rudbeckia
  • ligularia othello
Procrastinator’s corner

Germinated, at least one. Yay!

  • Broad beans
  • hoheria
  • helenium autumnale
  • scabiosa stellata ‘ping pong’
  • hesperantha cocc. ‘zeal salmon’
  • laburnum species
  • althaea armenica
  • leek ‘musselburgh’

Pricked out into trays, mostly:

  • eurphorbia cornigeria
  • geum rivale ‘alba’
  • dipelta ventricata
  • lysomachia
  • dianthis ‘tatra fragrance’
  • lychnis arkwightii
  • berkhaya species
  • ligularia othello
  • physalis alkekengi
  • alstromeria ligtu
  • allium carinatum
  • papaver orientale
  • gentiana asciepiades
  • crocosmia lucifer
  • artemesia
  • iris sibirica
  • digitalis parviflora
  • primula japonica
  • nicotiana sylvestris
  • cosmos
  • lunaria
  • aquilegia greenapples
  • chilli peppers
How do you like them greenapples?
Hive of activity

Growing on strong in pots or modules:

  • monarda
  • lobelia tupa
  • penstemon husker
  • evening primrose ‘apricot delight’
  • aubrieta
  • veronica
  • dianthus ‘brilliancy’
  • rosemary
  • parsnips
  • carrots ‘Jeanette’
  • tomatoes ‘Bahaha’

For the procrastinators, I need to research germination conditions.  Some may just be taking their time, but some may require fridge time or other monkey business to prod them along.

I’ll be back, with remedial action for the procrastinators.

[update 11-Apr-17, see here for the necessary remedial action for some of the awkward squad.]

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