Last year’s crosses (show pansies) and this year’s start of hybridising


Just some updates .

From now till end of June crosses can be made. The later ones made last year resulted in much more seed per cross than the earlier.

So far from the start on 16th April to date I have some eight different crosses made by myself, with seed pods forming on all.

If the hand cross is ok then within a minimum of ten days up to about 30 depending on which month you make the cross,you will see the seed capsule swelling.

If the flower has not been kept away from the bees then swelling seed pods might not be true following a handmade cross.

Normally by looking carefully if you can see pollen grains on the stigma( not put thereby yourself) I would not bother any further. Hence the onion bag covers.

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