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Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 13:30

Another thought Fidget - physalis - again I have grown them for first time this year and found them easy to germinate etc.

Very autumny 

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 13:26

Very informative thread - nervous Chelsea Chopper here.

I think I will experiment with my salvia carradonna, maybe just do 1 1/2 of them and see what happens. Need full flower for last week of July.

Was wondering about alstromeria as well - again need to be able to cut end of July

Erics Mum I have one of those salix trees - variegated on a long thin trunk, think I will follow your plan in the hope it becomes more bushy

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:45

Here is my cut flower bed, finished planting it on the 22nd

 Sweet peas, cornflowers, zinnias, nicotiana, amaranthus, orlaya, cosmos, larkspur,

ammi, panicum. There was gypsophilia but they have been munched

There is another bed planted up with dahlia bishops children and panicum. I was going to plant ammi in it as well but am having 2nd thoughts

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:37


Fidget just caught up on your post - what about rudbeckia - the annual ones.

This year I am growing Cherokee(double) Cherry Brandy (deep red) and a mixed seed packet. They flower from August on and last year were still magnificent on late October.

I will post if i remember at the right time. Also very easy to grow from seed

Chelsea pictures 2015

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:28

Thanks Chicky - all details now noted in my little notebook 

Chelsea pictures 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 23:28

Thanks - is it as deep as it looks in photo?

Chelsea pictures 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 22:17

Will put them on my list - not buying at present though - too many not planted

Thanks Yvie - wonder if Webbs will have them?

Chelsea pictures 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 20:31

Lovely photos

Thank you all for sharing

Love the orange and blue, now anyone know the variety of the deep blue iris?


Posted: 23/05/2015 at 13:29

Thank you Dove

I knew someone would sort it out.

In from garden, think it's a bit warmer than forecast, busy, busy

Still trying to get sorted (planted) after my visit to France


Posted: 23/05/2015 at 11:50


The above is supposed to be  You Tube trifle I thought you would all engage but I am not sure how to post it 

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