Posted: 28/03/2013 at 19:05
This is a great thread Ryan...lovely combinations. Like you I am going to have pots of colour/nectar in the garden this year and I've got tons of seedlings ready. Just need to get them big enough to plant up in late May/early June
some pots will (in theory) be cool colours...a mixture of the following...not all in one pot but maybe a group of pots together...
schizanthus which has lovely foliage (poor man's orchid) and tiny sweet flowers.
Didiscus again, lovely foliage as well as umbells of pretty blue flowers
Nemesia fragrant lady pretty and they smell divine
and gazania kiss rose soooo purty....
I have a few large pots for the hot colours.
Tagetes 'Paprika' T&M are selling this seed for 99p in the GCs, very easy from seed and they flower non-stop all summer until the first frosts
Nasturtium crimson emperor
cosmos polidor...this one doesn't get too big
and I will have one very large pot with mexican sunflowers in it, bees adore these but they can take over in my small garden so they stay in pots...I usually grow 'torch' but this year I'm going to try 'fiesta del sol'