I’ve been delighted with the California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) which have provided plenty of colour with the mostly bright orange ones, among which is a solitary golden-yellow flower. I like the creamy-white flowers which include one almost pure white one. There are also these two which are noticeably different.
I’ve taken the cosmos Xanthos and sunflowers Musicbox that I started off in pots on the windowsill at home to the plot to harden off for a few days before planting out. One of the cosmos is just a few inches tall but already has a tiny flower bud. The seeds that I sowed direct have now started to appear so I can see where they can go.
It won’t be long before the first collomia grandiflora, love-in-a-mist and pot marigold flowers start appearing.
At long last the daffodil and tulip leaves have nearly died back and can now be cleared. I’m going to sow love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) Persian Jewels in these areas. Where the crocuses were I’ve sown dwarf cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) Polka Dot.
Have a good weekend!