Posted: 16/08/2015 at 17:29
Glad you eringium has performed. Are you going to use them as dried flowers or Christmas decs? Similar are the Echinops that I had a go at. Not sure that I like the foliage as looks rather like a weed, but I am intrigued by these flower heads that I'm waiting to spring out into a gorgeous blue.
I'm loving my Anthirinum Majus at the moment. Lovely lemon ones and pink ones. Really strong stems aNd no supports needed.
The Didiscus has flowered its heart out. Love it and Definately one I will grow again.
The dahlias are nice, but I'm not so keen on all of the earwigs that crawl out of them so I haven't been cutting them very much. Lovely blood red though and very blousy. The pink ones are nice too. I think I'm going to enter them in the local show if they are still flowering in September.
To be honest, I've really struggled to use the flowers as cut flowers because they just look so lovely in the bed and last so much longer! I can't bring myself to chop them! would definately to another cut flower patch though as it's nice to have the option to cut the, if needed.
Here is the patch today;