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  1. Mo
    January 17, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    They do indeed need a long season, especially if you want them to turn red. Like JW we were late with ours last year and still had ‘fresh’ quite late in the year. I also string and dry them and make up wreaths with them.

    • Ben
      January 17, 2011 @ 10:14 am

      JW makes fantastic wreaths…you can see them on her site…just click on the JW below. ;)

  2. JW Blooms
    January 15, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    I grew them last year, sown direct in the polytunnel and they did brilliantly. Again, in my usual professional style, I just bunged in a packet of mixed varieties with no labels, so can’t recommend any, but I sowed them quite late (late-March, I think), which meant they were still going in November and I managed to keep them fresh for Christmas wreaths. I didn’t grow them this year just gone as I was growing a lot of flowers in the tunnel and wasn’t sure about the effects of the ethylene. x