Last July, I bought this unnamed blue Agapanthus at one of the Crocus open days.
In the autumn, I watched the seeds ripen and turn black, and collected them in an envelope, moving the parent pot into the greenhouse for the winter. It happily survived our mild weather in the unheated greenhouse to push up new leaves, before I moved the pot back out into the garden for the summer, where it has been flowering for months.
While it was slowly putting on new growth in May, I sowed some of the saved seed into a pot, topped it with a little grit, watered it and left it outside for the summer in a quiet corner.
When I idly checked the pot last week, I was thrilled to find quite a few seedlings had germinated. Once they are a little bigger, I shall move them into separate pots, and in a few years we should have several Agapanthus, which I can plant directly into the borders without worrying so much about losing any to a severe or wet winter.