Cosmos are beginning to produce a lot of flowers so I think you will be seeing a lot of them in my vases over the next few months, I will need to find some different ways of using them to maintain my interest and pleasure in them. Continue reading
Time once again to review the successes or otherwise of the cuttings garden.
Like Cathy at Rambling in the Garden I have been very impressed with how good the cuttings beds look in their own right so I am seriously considering using the beds in the new secret garden for some of the plants for cutting, especially the perennials and Dahlias which I leave in the ground, I think it will make the area a pleasant place to sit and once the hedges have grown will protect the plants from the wind. Continue reading
For the first time in months I didn’t have to go into the garden at first light to pick flowers for my vases to join with Cathy at Rambling in the garden’s Monday meme; today is cool with a strong wind that manages to desiccate the plants as much as the hot sun but it is better for me! Continue reading
The cuttings beds are continuing to give me so much pleasure. Being able to pick flowers for a vase whenever I want is just incredible. There has been so many of some flowers that I am now more able to calculate how many plants I need to plant to have ‘enough’.
During the week I have been watching another sunflower prepare itself for flowering; I hoped it would open for today so that I could use more flowers from the cuttings garden for the ‘in a vase on Monday’ post. Continue reading
There have been so many things in the garden to write about and enjoy that I haven’t had time to update you on progress in the cuttings bed and greenhouse.
There is now some colour in the cuttings bed (not much, but this is a beginning!). The first of the sunflowers that I sowed on the first of February has opened its buds and it is covered in flowers, several large heads at the top and maybe another 8 or 10 down the stem. I’ve just sown some more sunflowers which have already germinated so I’ll have some more plants to replace the 4 that are all have large promising buds. Continue reading