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22433 has reviewed 7 plants

Amaranthus caudatus Love-lies-bleeding

Posted: 02 December 2011
Overall: Am trying this in amongst my other bedding plants this year, I've grown some from seed and the young plants are looking really healthy.

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sea Shells' Cosmos

Posted: 02 December 2011
Overall: This year is my first time at growing Cosmos 'Seashells', the seedlings have so far grown into healthy sturdy young plants, promising lots of radiant blooms.

Acanthus mollis 'Whitewater' Bear's breeches

Posted: 02 December 2011
Overall: I planted some seeds of this in early April, i bought the seeds from Italy and they have just germinated so I'm really pleased and excited. I hope to have some strong healthy plants from them ready for flowering next year.

Hesperis matronalis Sweet rocket

Posted: 02 December 2011
Overall: Before I married my mum and I used to have this in our garden and I always loved it, the scent is glorious. 25 years on I have just pricked out seedlings of it which I sowed in early April, I can't wait for it to naturalize, a beautiful plant, its loved by pollinating insects too.

Cosmos atrosanguineus Chocolate cosmos

Posted: 02 December 2011
Overall: I'm growing this Cosmos for the first time this year and I'm really looking forward to its sweet smelling blooms. I have planted it in a large tub so that come winter I can place it in a safe frost free place.

Borago officinalis Borage

Posted: 02 December 2011
Overall: I grew blue flowered Borage from seed a few years ago, it proved to be very easy, self seeded prolifically and the bees loved it. I am about to grow it again for the first time since moving here nearly 11 years ago. I'm also sowing some white flowered Borage this year as I've never grown it before.

Rudbeckia hirta 'Rustic Dwarfs Mixed' Coneflower

Posted: 02 December 2011
Overall: I love Rudbeckia's and have grown some from seed this year. I was hoping to grow them as perennials but i'm not sure now as the article above says to grow them as half hardy annuals, any advice on this please?