We collect approximately 50% of our own seed. This freshly collected seed generally germinates quickly and with much more uniformity. Our seed harvesting begins in June when we save our own Helleborus. We spend August, September and October collecting, cleaning, sieving and sorting seed. We have our own stock beds but we also collect in several gardens in the local area and we are lucky to have built up some good contacts further afield who collect certain species for us. ur home collected seed would generally not be available to buy e.g. Anemone pavonina, Zantedeschia, Watsonia, and Myosotidium. Additionally, we source seeds from seed-houses in many countries of species that we are unable to collect.