Posted: 23/04/2014 at 11:47
Good,thinking djjjuk. To add plants for seasonal interest as the season progresses. Re asters Frikartii Monch and Little Carlow are musts for me.
I do not generally add annuals now to the perennial garden...except the following. They look odd and better in containers or in beds dedicated to them. Having said that annuals like cosmos, argyranthemums, etc,make a nice show if grown in threes. They then look like perennials ESP if grown on well before planting out.....I grow them on in 2 or 3 litre pots,,having pinched them out a couple of times, so that the large plants make an immediate impact. Dahlias too, if grown on this way, will make individual splashes of colour from robust big plants.
Too many annuals squashed in impinge on the perennials' growth rate I think. And they can look " bitty" ESP if on the small side
Exciting though, eh Djjjuk?