Flighty’s annual flowers

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!


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24 Responses to Flighty’s annual flowers

  1. Linda Penney says:

    Awesome update

  2. Jo says:

    Those California poppies are beauties. I’ve got loads of buds on my oriental poppies, more this year than any before so I’m hoping for a good show. My cosmos are also being hardened off ready for being planted out and I’ve noticed the same thing, a bud on one of the tiny plants.

  3. Liz says:

    Isn’t it fun to augment your perennials with annual flowers. You have plenty of colour there!

  4. menhir1 says:

    Hello Mr F,

    I am mightily impressed with the first poppy. It is like a solar powered beacon with a heavenly halo.
    The red one is a real show-off variety. Xxx

  5. CJ says:

    The poppies look wonderful. I’m sure I saw some of the pale cream ones on the television coverage of Chelsea. I put more tomatoes out today, along with some flowers – dahlias, cosmos (‘Lemonade’ – pale yellow one) and nicotiana ‘Lime Green’. It’s all go! CJ xx

  6. Some lovely colour there, nice to see.

    All the best Jan

  7. Jade says:

    Lovely seeing the California Poppies in that many colours!
    That’s a nice range of annuals. The cosmos fast flowering habit always amazes me.
    Thanks and same to you!

  8. I always start my cosmos too early and they get all leggy and die. You have inspired me to try again! Xx

  9. Sounds wonderful! I love California poppies, you always have a fine display. Enjoy your weekend x

  10. snowbird says:

    I do like your Californian poppies, you have me wishing I’d sown some cosmos now.xxx

  11. nikkipolani says:

    Nice to see how well your colorful annuals do every year. Love that bright orange.

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