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  1. Flowers to sow in autumn | Higgledy Garden
    August 1, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    […] *Bells of Ireland […]

  2. Mair Davies
    March 3, 2013 @ 4:59 pm


    Will bells of Ireland seed themselves or will I have to collect seeds at the end of the summer for next year? I have been growing some seeds and the have just started to germinate. On the packet it said to start them off in the warm. I do have a green house but have been keeping them on a window sill in my conservatory as it has been very cold here in Wales of late. Should I be putting them into my green house as you say that they need cold to start growing. Many thanks great website by the way.

    • Ben
      March 6, 2013 @ 10:34 pm

      Hi Mair…the most important thing is to surface sow them…they need light to germinate…I will be sowing some a little later on…later this month…they don’t self sow for me….but they do for some people. It is easy to collect the seed at the end of the season which may be preferable….
      Glad you like the site….stay tuned…it will all get busy again soon :)

  3. Johnny Kelso
    December 13, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    I’d recommend them for a large arrangement with sunflowers.

    • Ben
      December 13, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

      I think that’s a great idea and will give that a go…just as soon as the earth gets on and repositions itself correctly…
      Thx Johnny

  4. Harriet Rycroft
    December 13, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    Love your blog. Molucella has an amazing fragrance. I have grown them successfully in pots – they sprawl picturesquely.

    • Ben
      December 13, 2011 @ 10:28 am

      Thanks Harriet, I am considering making a container cut flower garden next spring….have never tried it…obviously there will be some issues, but was looking forward to seeing how little space one could use to get a good size bunch per week…from just perhaps a couple of sq meters…hummmm