Forum home Plants

Last weeks GW Montys garden

Does anyone know know the name of plants in Montys garden, he was near the red banana, there were some lovelly orange dahlias, and then the plants I am interested in, next to the dahlias, they were I am guesing a couple of feet tall bright in your face orange with orange centres.

Posts

  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,798

    Tithonia? Not sure - am suggesting that without having watched the programme programme yet.

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,589

    Tithonia - Mexican sunflower.  An annual which needs full sun and well drained soil.  Seeds available form Chiltern's, Suttons, Sarah Raven etc.  Check out their sites and take your pick on price.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,280

    Tithonias are usually much taller than 2 foot.

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Have re-watched it, the plants I am interested in, are by the Hornbeam hedge, they are indeed as tall as Monty, BUTm the centres are as orange as the outside petals. Have looked up Tithaonias,, cannot see one that looks as orange.  We saw some as well in Arundel.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,589

    Believe me, tithonias are a very rich orange and what you get on a PC screen or catalogue will not be the true colour.   

    Packet of seeds not exactly expensive so give them a try.  You may get exactly what you're after and won't lose much in trying.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,551

    If you watch the episode from the previous week (I think) he does specifically discuss his tithonias - he definitely has them - which may help you to know if those are they

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • Thank you all, seeds here we go then!

Sign In or Register to comment.