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  3. Terri
    April 17, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

    Hi Ben,

    Thanks for all the advice. I’m waiting til the end of the month to direct sow. However, last Autumn, I direct sowed some of your Nigella, Calendula and Ammi Majus and Visnage. There is no sign of life in the beds. Is it likely they have gone to the great seed bed in the sky or is there hope that they will yet bloom on earth? I guess with your move, you didn’t get any Autumn sowing done, but what’s your expert opinion? Many thanks.

    • Ben
      April 17, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

      I know of very few folk that had any autumn sown flowers make it through last winter….it was just too wet…too cold….and too long! Some of my flower farmer friends had luck with things in poly tunnels…but nothing outside. This year WILL be better! :)
      Where abouts in the UK are you?

      • Terri
        April 17, 2013 @ 11:26 pm

        Hi Ben,

        I’m in Sunny Surrey. I feel there’s not much hope of life from the Autumn sowing. Still, all the more to sow in May!

        Terri