Posted: 13/10/2014 at 19:50
If it isn't piddling it down with rain at the weekend, I will take some pictures of my back garden for you Gardengirl, but to be honest, there aren't many flowers left now. My 'flower' patch is about 3' x 5'. This year, I had Bluebells, Whitebells, 2 Peonys(a red one and a pink one) and 5 different Dahlias. The Dahlias have been taken up and stored in the Greenhouse- 3 of them I bought from Sarah Raven, along with the pink peony, and as they were quite expensive, I decided that they needed to live in the Greenhouse over the winter. The Peony has been mulched and I have spoken to it nicely and asked it to grow next year! The other Dahlias are 'rescue' ones from the local Pound shop... you know the ones....those that you can hear gently sobbing in the 50p basket! I am thinking of putting them in big pots next year, as I have 3 different types of Sunflowers, Delphiniums, and Hollyhocks for next year, plus Gallardia and Gysophlia. There isn't going to be enough room!!!
Hubby has made me several big planters, and I have put in my Eringiums, Rudbeckia and some of the Gallardia, plus Tulips, Alliums and Daffodils. My Son also groans when I ask him to water my pots when I go on holiday, as I have 'Pot City' as he calls it-there is at least 25 pots of bulbs! Anyway, the flowers that I cut this year were both the White and Blue Bells, Tulips, Daffodils, Aquilegea, Lilac, both of the Peonys, Roses, Lilac, 2 different types of Daisies ( a pink and a white one-don't know the names!),Gallardia, Pinks and Sweet Peas.The Sweet Peas are still going strong, I have a bunch in the house that smell wonderful and I shall miss them when they are finished.
I will take some pictures of my full greenhouse when I can-I have sown 90 Sweet Peas ready for next year and I have taken cuttings of my Fuchsias, Pinks, Geraniums and Pelagoniums. Busy,busy,busy!!