I’m delighted…

to see that Fleuroselect has designated 2021 as the so I’ll be growing lots of my pot marigolds Flighty’s favourites in celebration.

These started out as some which were given to me along with a packet of the popular variety Art Shades Mixed.  Every year since then I’ve saved my own seeds and often added a packet of a named variety, which in recent years have included Playtime Mix and Snow Princess.  Next year I’ll be adding a packet of the new variety Canteloupe which have shades of creamy-yellows and pinky apricots.

I wholeheartedly agree with Chiltern Seeds description for their Mixture of All Varieties which says – brings back fun into gardening, this is a jolly mixture to brighten gardens, lives and outlooks.  Wonderful!



The photo above left was taken in April and the one on the right in November, which shows what a long season these lovely flowers have.

Please note that I should be doing a post on Sunday as usual, after which the next post probably won’t be until the following Sunday.

Take care, and have a good weekend!


Author: Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.

26 thoughts on “I’m delighted…”

  1. I love the new variety you’re going to try, really pretty shades, I shall look forward to seeing how they do. If they cross pollinate with some of the others you could get some interesting colours. CJ xx


  2. You have such a mixture of calendula growing these days after all the different varieties you’ve grown over the years have mingled together. It’s always fun to see all the different colours and shades.


  3. Very pretty. You have assembled a wide variety of calendulas. I had to look up Fleuroselect as I wasn’t familiar with the organization before you mentioned it.


  4. Checked out Cantaloupe, they look like delightful colours. When my Chiltern catalogue arrives I shall certainly be ordering some of those. Thanks for sharing. Have a good weekend, Andy x


  5. Absolutely agree! Calendulas have been such reliable and cheerful flowers for me. I’m growing snow princess again, and some of my own saved seeds which are a cross pollination between those and touch of red. Really beautiful and long lasting flowers. It’s been so mild here, we even have enough of the pale creamy ones to put with the the Christmas table decorations. Have a great Christmas, Mike and happy New Year. Here’s hoping for a better 2021 for all of us. Xx


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