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pelly

Never really gardened until I joined this community, now I'm totally hooked thanks to all the lovely people on here. 🌿🌼🌺🌻🌷🌸🌿

Muscari armeniacum

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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pelly

Isn’t the detail amazing #muscari #grape-hyacinth #blue #detail 26/3/19

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lilybee

I love them Jane, fascinating little flowers 💙

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ShelleySnyder

It is amazing up close Jane!💘😍

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kez001uk

They’re beautiful little bells 💙

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pelly

Gorgeous aren't they Sue @lilybee 💙💙

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pelly

Thanks Shelley, you can't really see them until you look very closely can you @ShelleySnyder 👍💙

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pelly

Aren't they just @kez001uk 💙👍

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ShelleySnyder

Gotta be pretty darn close to see the detail on those ones anyway 💘😍

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pattygardd

Very pretty

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pelly

Thank you Pat @pattygardd 💙💙

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david71

Very beautiful photo and flower! 🙂👍

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pelly

Thank you David @david71 😍😍

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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pelly

Last July I managed to collect some seeds from my Muscari. They went into cold stratification for 4 months and in November I sowed them, six days later they started to germinate. This photo was taken today, only 5 have got to this stage and they look rather skinny but it will be at least 2 years before they will have any chance of flowering. The challenge continues #muscari-grown-from -collected-seeds #muscari #grape-hyacinth 17/3/19

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joanboston

Well done!

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pelly

Thanks Joan, I’ve got a long way to go yet though @joanboston 👍👍

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joanboston

I love a challenge though Jane. I’ve just managed to get four tiny little pasqueflower seedlings from seed sown last July

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pelly

Well done to you too Joan. I love to try different things, I'm learning to be patient......I think @joanboston 🤔🙄

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richard.spicer.7906

Oh now that’s interesting, and great job! I’ve never left the flower heads on mine to get to seed stage but tempted to try this year now that I’ve seen yours Jane. Keep us posted on their progress 👍🏼

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pelly

I wouldn’t have thought of doing it until I went to deadhead them and found that one had gone to seed Rich. I do love a bit of an experiment @richard.spicer.7906 👍👍

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pelly

12/11/18 #muscari-seeds Woohoo my seeds are germinating, the website said 6-8 weeks, these have been 6 days 😍😍 #mondaymotivation

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cyndi

They were determined lol xoxo

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anges

Wow! I just planted bulbs! 💙

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pelly

So it seems Cyndi, I didn’t know if this would work so I’m delighted @cyndi 💙💙

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pelly

You’ll have to try it next year if you manage to get seeds Ange. They take 2 to 3 years to flower, but if I can manage to grow them on I should have foliage next spring @anges 💙💙

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anges

Maybe 😁

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ukjohnny

..success...whoo-hoo!!!

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pelly

Thanks John, there's a long way to go yet though @ukjohnny 😊😊

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ukjohnny

Rome wasn't built in day 😂👍

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Jasonsparkes1

👍👍

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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pelly

This post is for my own reference, but in case anyone is interested I collected some Muscari seeds in July, after some research I decided to have a go at germinating them. They have been in cold stratification for four months and today I sowed them, they will remain inside until they (hopefully) sprout. If they do actually make it, they won’t flower for two to three years, but I like a challenge 🙄🙄 #muscari-seeds 6/11/18

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davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

Dont think i could wait that long jane. Id forget all about them 😂

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charlotte

Blimey. I am with Dave. Even courgettes don't take that long !!! @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

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anges

@pelly Good on you Jane, I haven't got the patience 😁💙💜💙

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pelly

It's a "me" thing Dave, I don't like being beaten by something that sounds so easy @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co if it fails I'll try again, I'm very stubborn 😂😂 I get pretty flowers Charlotte, but you get food, each to their own, and don't forget your challenge for growing a Dahlia next year!! @charlotte 🤔🤔

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pelly

Thanks Ange, this last two years (and that's as long as I've actually been what I would call being a gardener) I've been on such a learning curve, that I've learned that patience truly is a virtue @anges 😊😊

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bluefox23

That’s a waiting game then. Good luck! 🤞🏼

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pelly

Thanks Alison @bluefox23 👍👍

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gjones

We love trying things like this! Love the challenge and if it germinates it gives you such a sense of achievement😊

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I always thought they were a bulb Jane....good luck👍🏼💙

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awomanonabike

Well done Jane and good luck. I’m so impressed 🤓

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joannie.a

Very impressive, you deserve success.

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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pelly

Seeds collected this afternoon and are now in the fridge in a damp paper towel. They are in a partially sealed bag and could take up to three months to germinate. After this they will be put in pots and could be a at least a couple of years before they are capable of flowering. That’s the theory and I like a challenge!!

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leno

Good luck👍keep us posted

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pelly

Thank you and I will Leno @leno 👌👌

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joannie.a

May you be granted patience and a long life. You will need them.

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pelly

Thank you Joan, I like to try new things @joannie.a 👍👍

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lovestogarden

#challenge #grapehyacinth #muscari #muscari-armeniacum #seed #propagation

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susanhumphrey333

You have more patience than me Jane Good luck 👍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

If you’re like me Jane you’ll forget what they are .....🤣🤣🤣👍🏼

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jadojado29

Good lord Jane @pelly you must have the patience of a Saint I’d give up if there were no signs after a week 😂 The very Best of luck I hope they germinate for you 👍😘

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pelly

@susanhumphrey333 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @jadojado29 I like to try new things, I might win, I might not but at least I’ve tried, and I’ve written everything on the bag Elaine 😂😂

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joanboston

Good luck Jane!

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pelly

I noticed the first bud this morning, unfortunately so did Emily, she bought me a present. 😱💙😂

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scaryskates

Ooops 😆

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joanboston

Oh dear! Bless her

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jendren

Oops! The joy of grandchildren! Aw well with those looks you will forgive her anything Jane

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sieveheadsarah

I remember going around the front garden as a kid and pulling all the little blue buds off of each stem, very satisfying 😀😱😀

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HM2T

Toddlers don’t miss a thing 😊

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Jasonsparkes1

Aww love her 😁

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pelly

Oooops indeed Gary @scaryskates 😂😂

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pelly

She insisted it wasn’t a flower Joan. Children’s logic @joanboston 😂😂

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pelly

I’ll have to keep an eye on her then Sarah @sieveheadsarah 👀👀

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pelly

She must have been inspecting my plants Hanna @HM2T 👀😂

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pelly

I do, to the moon and back Jason @Jasonsparkes1 🌸💕

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pelly

@ublaszko this is mine after repotting. 😂😂

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ublaszko

This is what mine looked like when they were in the ground, and one day I got so frustrated I chopped them back by half 😂😂😂 I can see now though that the leaves on yours are much longer so I think growing them in a pot from now on is the way to go. 👍👍

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pelly

Thanks so much for your advice Urszula. I'm going to get the other clump out tomorrow hopefully. Frustrated is a good description of all the floppy foliage. @ublaszko 😘😍

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ublaszko

Another bonus is you won't have to go on your knees to smell the flowers 😁 I made a mistake of not planting any spring bulbs at eye level so now I look like a weirdo trying to smell my crocuses 😂😂😂

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pelly

Cataloguing 😊😊

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SylviaDavies

Beauties! I haven't any of these yet. Do they last a while?

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pelly

They usually flower in April for a few weeks, they are also invasive if you don't keep them in check. I've only had mine a couple of weeks as I've been unsure about them, but I'm glad I got them now Sylvia @SylviaDavies 💙💙💙

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sara2309

I love them. I have them too and remove those I don't want each year 😍

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SylviaDavies

Thanks @sara2309 @pelly very tempted as I have enough room this time of year!

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pelly

I want some in with my Daffodils next year Sylvia. @SylviaDavies 💙💛💙

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SylviaDavies

Exactly what I was thinking! It would be a lovely combination of colours! @pelly

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rachelbrooks

I planted loads last Autumn along with my daffs and I love them Jane 💙 they look lovely together. Mine have been going for about a month I reckon Sylvia @SylviaDavies

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SylviaDavies

Thanks @rachelbrooks, sounds gorgeous!

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susanhumphrey333

I love them now Jane. The only ones I had before this year were under a hedge and they didn't look good. I have a basketful this year and they're still going strong after a few weeks 😊

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