Seed Collecting

Today I have been seed collecting.

I have collected the seeds of the following plants;

  • Aquilegia (latin name) – Columbine. Purple and Pink varieties.
  • Dianthus (latin name) – Rockery pink. White variety.
  • Nigella (latin name) – Love in a mist. Light blue variety.
  • Primula japonica (latin name) – Candelabra Primrose. Yellow variety.
  • Primula variabilis (latin name) – Polyanthus.Yellow and red varieties.
  • Viola (latin name) – Pansy. Mixed colours.
Purple AquilegiaPink AquilegiaWhite flowered dianthus.Light Blue Nigella


Candelabra Primrose.PolyanthusPansy - Viola

Gardenbloggers Seed Exchange

Colleen over at In The Garden Online has come up with the idea of garden bloggers exchanging seeds they collect from the plants and flowers in their gardens. I think this is a great idea but the problem is I live in the UK and Colleen lives in Michigan which makes seed swopping difficult due to the laws on exchanging seeds between countries.

Colleen and I would like to hear from anyone both in the UK and abroad who would also be interested in joining Colleen’s Gardenblogger seed exchange. So if you are interested please leave a comment here or click on this link for more information about the Gardenblogger Seed Exchange and leave a comment on Colleen’s website.

I would like to exchange the seeds I have collected as I am interested in creating an area in my garden that is made up of plants and seeds that I have exchanged with friends and fellow bloggers. BoggyWoggy gave me this idea as her Great Grandma had a “friendship garden” which was reserved for planting seeds that had been given to her.

Over the next few weeks I will be adding to my list of seeds collected as I collect new seed varieties. So watch this space for more news about seed collecting and the gardenbloggers seed exchange.

Don’t forget to leave a comment if you are interested in taking part in the seed exchange or you are interested in any of my seeds that I have collected today.

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