Posted: 13/09/2013 at 09:39
I'll lift the red one, Verdun, but the others will have to take their chances - 50/50 judging by previous years (providing I keep the slugs off, otherwise it's zero!)
Chicky, I find them easy from seed but do raise them in the conservatory as the seedlings are very sensitive to cold and snuff it even at the mere mention of frost! I grow them on to be quite large plants (12" tall in 5" pots) before planting out.
Thanks for the kind comments - late clematis, dahlias, cosmos and geranium wallichainum are the mainstays in my garden for colour from now to the frosts.