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Fun With Seeds

I have accumulated an awful lot of seeds over the years, a lot of them old packets, so as I had a patch of garden I cleared last year I thought I'd give some of them a chance. After preparing the ground, I slung all the seeds in an empty yogurt pot, stirred them together, and sprinkled them over the garden, except for the Sunflower and the Nasturtium seeds, which I sowed in shallow drills at te edges. Raked it over, watered it, and now I shall wait and see if anything other than weeds comes up.

Here's what I sowed, a mix of annual and perennials:

1. Annual Cut Flowers Mixed
2. Antirrhinum Magic Carpet Mixed
3. Aquilegia ‘Alchemists Mix’
4. Aquilegia Alpina Blue
5. Aquilegia Vulgaris Magpie
6. Aster Milady Mixed
7. Aster Moraketa
8. Aster Ostrich Plume Mixed (2)
9. Candytuft Dwarf Fairyland Mixed
10. Candytuft Fairy Mixed
11. Chrysanthemum Golden Fleck
12. Chrysanthemum Multicale
13. Cineraria Maritima Cirrus
14. Container Mixture
15. Convolvulus Minor Mixed
16. Cornflower Mixed
17. Cornflower Polka Dot Mixed
18. Cosmea Express
19. Dahlia Dwarf Double Mixed
20. Dianthus Brilliancy
21. Dianthus Caryopyllus Knight Series White
22. Dianthus Double Gaiety Mixed
23. Dianthus Twinkletoes Mixed
24. Echium Dwarf Bedding Mixed
25. Erigeron ‘Orange Fizz’
26. Erinus Alpinus Mixed
27. Eryngium  PCH 268
28. Eschscholzia Dalli
29. Eschscholzia Monarch Art Shades
30. Evening Primrose
31. Everlasting Flower Mixed (2)
32. Garden Pinks Spring Beauty
33. Godetia Dwarf Mixed
34. Gypsophila Monarch White
35. Heliophila Longifolia Blue Bird
36. Heuchera Palace Purple
37. Ipomoea Heavenly Blue
38. Larkspur Giant Imperial
39. Lavatera Silver Cup
40. Leptosiphon Rainbow Mixture
41. Mixed Annuals (2)
42. Mixed Cottage Garden
43. Nasturtium Double Gleam Hybrids Mixed (2)
44. Nasturtium Roulette Mixed
45. Nasturtium Tom Thumb Mixed
46. Nigella ‘Miss Jekyll Blue’
47. Nigella Persian Jewels Mixed
48. Night Scented Stock (2)
49. Pansy Large Flowered Mixed
50. Pansy Reveille Lilac F1
51. Pansy Winter Flowering Mixed
52. Poached Egg Plant
53. Polemonium Caeruleum Album (Jacob’s Ladder)
54. Polemonium Caeruleum Blue (Jacob’s Ladder)
55. Poppy Paeony Flowered Mixes
56. Potentilla Lutea
57. Potentilla Megalantha
58. Primula Malacoides Supreme Mixed
59. Pyrethrums Robinson’s Single Mixed
60. Red Cross Free Seeds
61. Rock And Alpine Flowers Mixed
62. Rock Rose Mixed
63. Scabious Tall Double Mixed
64. Semiaquilegia Adoxoides
65. Setaria Italica (Ornamental Grass)
66. Shasta Daisy ‘Alaska’
67. Shirley Poppy Single Mixed
68. Silene Schafta
69. Silene Sucksdorphii
70. Splash Of Pink Mixed Annuals (2)
71. Stachys Lanata
72. Stardust French Hybrids (Leptosiphon)
73. Stock Ten Week Dwarf Mixed
74. Stock Ten Week Large Mixed
75. Sunflower Giant
76. Sunflower Tall Single
77. Viola ‘Freckles’
78. Wallflower ‘Fire King’
79. Wallflower Single Mixed (2)
80. Wallflower Tom Thumb Mixed
81. Wildflower Collection
82. Zinnia Allsorts


I know better than to mingle with fae ;)

If I take cuttings carefully, they drop dead immediately. If I hack or tear bits off and bung them in pots I have better luck. This time of year, when everything is in a rampant growth phase, cutting take more easily. I'm hoping a few of each will take, but several are unknown quantities because I've never tried taking cuttings from them before. Just a case of waiting and hoping.
good *grins* These days not many people do.

Sounds like you've got a little better than fifty-fifty on the cuttings taking. It's always interesting to try new things in the garden. You know me, I've got a black thumb, so I don't dare even attempt to touch plants. Mum's the gardener of the pair of us.
Too bad. I find gardening really relaxing - not always physically, but mentally. Puts my head in a better place.

I'm watching Lost Girl these days, and that makes me seriously not want anything to do with the dark fae, although I'd go a few rounds with Dyson of the light fae, he's quite the hottie lycan. Hale the siren is pretty cute too.
I think most people do. I'm happy to sit at the computer and write when I want to relax - and there's less chance of me killing plants when I do that.

That's not one I've heard of, but if it cautions about the fae for the more modern generation then it's probably a good thing. One thing about the so-called modern age is that people forget the myths have a basis in reality, and I think they don't like to be forgotten.
I like to write, but I enjoy being outside among the growing things. I always have.

Lost Girl shows that mos of the fae, light and dark, feed off humans one way or another, so definitely cautionary to a degree. I like it a lot.
I love walking through parks and gardens to admire the talents of those that put them together, but know better than attempting to touch anything that has green leaves.

Might have to look into it. Sounds interesting.
Everyone has their own talents.

It's worth watching!