Posted: 25/10/2012 at 10:39
I've been impressed by the performance of Garvinea hardy gerbera (grown from plugs), with plants carrying a continuous supply of daisy-like flowers all summer, and still continuing.
A star performer this summer has been one grown from seed – Begonia 'Apricot Shades' from Thompson & Morgan. It has to be sown early (in warmth), and takes a while to get large and established, but the flower display has been stunning.
There are still plenty of flowers on it now, but with an Arctic blast forecast for this weekend I'm wondering for how much longer. Well, providing colour until the end of November is surely good value from a packet of seeds costing £3.79.