Talking of Annuals
25 January 2012 15:54:15
From my wild flower area last year
Jemo mentioned about annuals seeds to grow and I went through seeds I collected from the garden last year and was quite suprised how many I had. Here are some that I wouldn't be without now.
Cosmos the colours are just beautiful and easy to grow from seed I found the ones I grew in April seemed to do better than the seeds I grew earlier in March.
Marigolds so so easy from seed. I put them into a border quite close so they nit together. They flower non stop till the first frost and I very rarley even dead head them. They really look after themselfs.
Nicotina great for late colour in the season make sure you get the scented variety.
Sweetpea wouldn't be without this climber again make sure you get the scented variety and the more flowers you pick the more flowers you get.
Impatiens I found not as easy but still sucessful. This year I have brought them indoors to over winter. They are still flowering now. Not easy to over winter as they need alot of looking after, but it's worth it as I will have lovely big plants to put out in the summer.
Pelargoniumn easy from seed as well but always a better plant the follwing year. Easy from cuttings. I also over winter these.
Begonia seeds I always do but not one I would recommend in a hurry. Not always easy from seed but whats worse is the pricking out. Theirs hundreds of them tiny tiny little seedlings. I have also over wintered these and they are lovely bushey plants now.
Poppies I grew these direct in the ground can't get easier then these so beautiful as you can see from picture. I grew these with a mix wilf flower seed last year and it was a great sucess anyone who came into the garden had to talk about them.
Lobelia great for baskets and tubs again quite easy. I use to cut the tops of it seemed to make them bushier.
Godetia came with the mix seed last year and bless it just kept on flowering.
Cerinthe really easy from seed and can self seed as well. I feel this one needs it's own space but it's beautiful. The bees just love this one.
Well I have more but I'll go now before I bore you all to death.
Sorry did I mention Antirhinums, Calendula, Petunias Candytuff, Nasturtium........