Six on Saturday 8 September 2018

Mostly repeats from previous weeks, but of things that are still looking good or having a second flush of life as Summer draws to a close.  I’m really pleased with these Zinnias which I grew from seeds from Gardeners’ World magazine. Although quite a few were lost to slugs when I first planted them out, they’re still going strong and are very tall: img_3279

Another seed success story are my Velvet Queen sunflowers.  I dead-headed the first flowers a week ago, and they’ve all come back with a second round of flowers now – slightly smaller than the original but still a nice display:


For my pots this year, I chose Oesteopermums to go with the zinnias.  They’ve not been quite so prolific in terms of flowers but they’ve recently started up again:



A new arrival this year is this Anemone White Swan – I originally saw this at Hampton Court last year, and planted one in April.  It flowered in June, and has now just started to flower again:


Another new arrival, but more unexpected.  I’m pretty sure this is a Calendula – correct me if I’m wrong!  I think this must have come from a random packet of wildflower seeds I scattered in March – I’ve had Borrage, Nigella and a single cornflower from them so far and these have just appeared:


Finally, here’s one of the beds looking good with some late Summer flowing.  I’m particularly pleased with my Gauras and Verbenas this year – the second year for both, and both have flowered really well – and the Verbena has self-seeded elsewhere in the garden too.  Here they are with the Echinops and Japanese Anemones – both more established, long-standing plants here:


That’s it for now, have a lovely rest of the weekend everyone.  Head over to The Propagator for more sixes.  And, for anyone celebrating this weekend – Shanah Tovah!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. janesmudgeegarden says:

    I’m always impressed with the presence of mind of people who choose plant because they go with something else in their garden, eg your osteospermums and zinnias. I’m such an impulse buyer, I’m sure that when my garden fully wakes up this spring, the colours will be a riot.


  2. Lora Hughes says:

    Deadheading sunflowers is new to me. Do you do this every year? They look like they’ve branched off to do multiple blooms. Wonderful.


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