I’ve decided on a top ten of annual flowers that I’m going to grow next year. I’ve grown them all before and most, if not all, have been mentioned and pictured here. Some will be just a single variety whilst others will number several.
They are Pot Marigolds (Calendula officinalis), Cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus), Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus), Californian Poppies (Eschscholtzia californica), Sunflowers (Helianthus annus),Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus), Poached Egg Plants (Limnanthes douglaslii), Linaria (Linaria maroccana), Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena) and Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus).
I’ve collected seed from some which I grew this year, I have packets that I didn’t use and others I’ll be buying from the trading shed where the Horticultural Society do Kings Seeds at really good prices.
I should point out that I’ve also got plenty of other flower seeds including a couple of packets of Nemophilia ‘Five Spot’ which I’ll be sowing in the patio pallet window box for a summer display. During the year Georgie has very kindly sent me various seeds including Centratherum ‘Pineapple Sangria’ , Red Valerian and Violas.
I’m hoping that all these will give me a spread of flowers across the whole plot, and lots of colour!