Last Sunday was calm, sunny and warm enough to do some plotting without gloves. The sunshine persuaded the first crocus to open which was nice to see. There are plenty more to come, like these yellow ones.
Sorting out some seeds during the week it struck me just how many more flower seeds I have than vegetables. Much as I like growing, and eating, my own vegetables it really pleases me to see all the flowers that I grow from seed every year.
Annuals that I’ll be sowing include pink and white Corn Cockle (Agrostemma githago), Pot Marigolds (Calendula officinalis) Flighty’s Favourites various colours , Cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) various including the white variety Snowman, Cosmos (Cosmos bipannatus) mostly white, California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) orange, yellow and white, Sunflowers (Helianthus annus and debilis*) Autumn Beauty, Tall Single and Vanilla Ice* bronze, cream, lemon, mahogany, old gold and yellow; Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus) various colours, Love-In-A-Mist (Nigella damescena) blue and white, and Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus) including orange, red and yellow.
I’m particularly looking forward to growing some tall single sunflowers as I’ve not grown any for a few years and, as I do every year, I had to buy a packet of nasturtiums Tom Thumb Mixed from Chiltern Seeds as their catalogue for this item says…If you can’t grow these, you’d better give up gardening as a hobby!
Thanks to Karen, Sunny Day Photography, for this garden smiles picture.
Let’s hope that for all of us it’s a blooming good year!
Have a good week!
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