Posted: 24/06/2014 at 18:16
Oh well can't believe we are approaching the end of June, so here is a garden update.
because of the warm spring, all the seeds got off to a flying start, all our French marigolds germinated and we had 120 plants! all have found homes. My snap dragons I sowed way back in January are now started to blossom as well as the dwarf dahlias I grew from seed for the first time this year and will try to get the same variety next year .
Another first for me has been swan river daisies, all have buds ready to flower, I don't think I'll bother next year with them they seem a bit 'wayward'. Also I tryed Bidens and again yellow flowers are appearing.
As with every year I grow some from seeds and I buy some plants from the nursery. So this years purchasing have been red verbena, black, purple and deep pink petunias and five fuchsia's for a £1 from homebase, and a selection of violas. Mine never look that great from seed.
On the subject of bargains, my £1 ornamental sage from said DIY store I got last year is covered in lovely deep blue flower spikes.
I'm sure there is more, but I'm happy with this years growing season. The weather up here has been sunshine and showers, ideal growing conditions. Day and night temps average 12deg C