10 Comments

  1. Wendy
    March 31, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    All my Higgeldy scabious seeds have germinated. I was in a rush and didn’t cover the seeds with compost – they were just laying on the top.

    Wonder if that helped? I’ve never grown them before.

  2. Rachel Petheram
    March 13, 2012 @ 11:07 pm

    I talk to my scabious and they like it – autumn sown works for me – my problem flower – snapdragons.

    • Ben
      March 14, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

      …I get trouble with them too…but don’t tell anyone…I am giving them another go this weekend…fiddly little seeds too. ggggrrrrrrr

      • Rachel Petheram
        March 16, 2012 @ 9:55 am

        let me know what happens – I have just sown snowflake and apple blossom – have performed incantations but will be seriously hit or miss.

  3. Johnny Kelso
    March 13, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    I plant Scabious in the autumn and have no problems at all. My problem flower – I have never got a single foxglove to germinate.

    • Ben
      March 14, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

      Fox gloves! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!!! ;)

  4. Tony howard
    March 13, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

    Try on damp paper towel, in plastic zip bag, in fridge for a week or so.

    • Ben
      March 14, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

      ahha! Top tip…will try this…thx Tony. :)

  5. Lisa
    March 13, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Hi again Benjamin – just wanted to say that I have NEVER EVER IN MY LIFE SUCCEEDED IN GERMINATING SCABIOUS! So you are not alone. I have tried different varieties from different suppliers but no, the little b**gers refuse to grow. Which is a huge shame because I love them.

    PS sorry for shouting.

    • Ben
      March 13, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

      oh good…I am not alone then! …I have tried doing a few in the house this week…just for fun…and half have germinated…but they are not looking to strong…I will talk to them nicely and see if they perk up…I’ll keep you posted. And yes…they are super lovely so well worth a try. My neighbour can’t seem to grow anything but scabious…funny old world. :)