1. Chelidonium majus, Greater Celandine
2, Oenothera biennis, Evening Primrose
4. Out of my plant range but Brugmansia seems likely
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I think it would be quite hard to grow from seed those very double ones you buy as cut flowers. At least, not to that standard. They won't have been grown in a garden.
There are some lovely ones you can grow from seed though
This mix is very pretty and sweetly scented. I don't know how long each plant lasts but they are perennial and they set seed so spread around gently.
I don't grow glads but I've had success with putting pots of less hardy plants right up against the house over winter, sometimes they do better than those in the cold GH
not true re the wild flowers needing poor soil. There are wild flowers for every kind of soil. Choose some to suit what you've got.
I think the poor soil story comes from trying to make grass meadows. If grass is well fed it swamps all else so wild (or any other kind of flower) in grass does best if you have nutrient poor soil
you're doing very well. If I grow houseplants the leaves fall off as well
Everything dies. Bees have a short life, I hope it's a happy one
some are very late. I dumped most of mine because winter set in before they did very often and they just get battered. I think they're day-length dependent so always late whatever the weather does.
re the euonymus, I think those evergreen ones that Fairy mentioned are v. good in shade. Not sure how well alatus would colour up. and don't forget it's not red for long before the leaves drop off and hasn't much else to offer through the year
FIL always pronounced margarine with a hard g. He was a words man,
any scent from the leaves?