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Here we go, here we go,,,


Oh it is that time of a new year when I start to look at all of my flower seeds, and then decide what I am going to grow this year. Before and after pictures from last year. Here's hoping for a better summer to come this year and an even more colourful one for each and everyone of you fantastic gardeners. 


  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,452

    Hopefully a better year of weather image had a lovely Spring until a hard frost knocked everything back , then it rained most of the year mid July onwards . That's a very nice dahlia jacqueline what variety is it ? dahlia at the front of the pic

  • Hi Perki, I cannot remember the name of it, but it was one of the Semi Catus variety I think. image

  • oooftoooft Posts: 191

    I've just had a load of seeds delivered. Was looking for something which wouldn't need lots of additional watering as i intend to put them in the beds where i planted my tulips in the autumn. I chose  several varieties of zinnia.I have cascading petunia seeds and verbena too for window boxes, wall planters etc. Drumstick flowers and globe daisies caught my eye on that website so ordered some of those too. I bought Bells of Ireland seeds last year as i have liked pictures of them but never seem them in the flesh.I think the dining table will be coming out of the conservatory come march and be temporarily replaced by greenhouse staging! I can't wait to get started either

    Last edited: 23 January 2018 11:39:43

  • Jacqueline 

    Looks a beautiful garden and some lovely folliage and colour. Make me wish for late spring and early summer to come quicker than normal 

  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,721

    Your garden looks lovely, especially as it could so easily look dark and overshadowed with all those trees around. I totally agree on the waiting.. I'm terrible at it. Nothing getting sown up here until feb15th and that's only onions. getting itchy fingers!

  • Sorted, this is the list of the plants I intend to grow this year:-

    Marigold, Cornflower, Zinnia, Calendula, Asters, Sunflowers, Pinks, Dianthus, Poppies, Rudbeckia, Aquilegia, Viola, Pansy, Petunia, Nemophila, Scabious, Astrantia, Cleome, Antirrhinum, Heliotrope, Gazania, Coreopsis,Gaillardia, Echinacea, Dahlia and Salvia's. 

    That is enough to keep me busy, and I am looking forward to see what survives the weather and slugs, snails and aphids. Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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