04 March 2010 23:43:11
Salpiglossis sinuata (web photo)
I sowed the last of this year's sweet peas today. They are sown in toilet rolls for a longer root run. I only have two types of sweet pea this year and am starting late. This is in start contrast to last year when I must have sown about 200 sweet pea in total. They are now in the greenhouse to germinate.
I also sowed a tray each of Mimosa pudica, Zinnia Envy Double, 20 Cerinthe and a few Salpiglossis in the remaininfg cells.
Salpiglossis sinuata is one of this year's star seed performers for me. Although the seeds are tiny, they germinate easily, even without heat. I had limited success with the 'Kew Blue' variety but since then the packet of mixed colour seeds is proving a real treasure. Of course the real test is how the flowers look and perform in the garden. But they look good in their photo!