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In a large pot, mix together a rich purple osteospermum with zesty yellow and orange bidens, lantana, portulaca and California poppies for the perfect summer cocktail.springJune - August 40 minutesOsteospermum 'Malindi'Lantana camaraCalifornia poppy
Water crops in growing bags and pots daily, adding a liquid feed once a weekIntroduce biological controls if you have discovered pests, such as whitefly and red spider mitePinch out developing sideshoots on tomato stemsTrain cucumbers and tomatoes
This container display will add a really summery punch to a sunny corner of your garden. Best known in pink or purple varieties, osteospermum is also available in zingy citrus shades, such as 'Orange Symphony' and 'Lemon Symphony'. In this display
Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' and rosy Diascia 'Red Ace' although any crimson or maroon trailing bedding plant would work well.1 Ipomoea 'Sweet Caroline'3 Calibrachoa 'Million Bells Cherry'1 Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple'6 Diascia 'Red Ace'36cm metalware basket
I grow lots of blue flowered plants. What's your favourite? How about linum perenne to start? In summer, and grown next to santolina lemon fizz....yellow foliage....and behind a yellow osteospermum it is a real eye catcher all summer long. well
there over winter and they are full of lowers every year. The garden is on the Pennine foothills. Hi I grow lots of osteospermumI have cuttings in a tray right now ....unheated greenhouse ..no fleeceBest kept fairly dry but don't let them dry out
. Osteospermum....like Tresco Purpe or Cannington Roy.....will grow fast, flower all summer and survive light frosts. Minimal maintenance too. For me, get plants now and keep inside for a while or get plants in spring. Take cuttings in August ....which root
bit of colour. Preferably low growing plants. Small campanulas, hardy geraniums or alchemilla mollis would be lovely. You may want to deadhead alchemilla as she can self seed but she is beautiful. Thymus silver Posie. Lovely taller thyme with pinky
to help prevent your plants drying out.If frost is forecast in May, bring plants under cover.More ideas for summer colourPlanting up a summer hanging basket.Creating a summer display of osteospermum, lantana and California poppy.Growing summer raspberries.
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