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mushermusher Posts: 389
Like a expectant Dad i've been waiting for the summer flowering flowers to blossom. By the time the little darlings decide to make their appearance. From showing there buds to making their annual appearance. Their roughly 4to 6 weeks late. Is there any one out there that's sharing the same frustrations


  • EsspeeEsspee Posts: 274

    You are not alone.  Some of my begonias and pelargoniums are so far behind that the first frosts may arrive before their flowers.  My garden was wonderful in spring but summer has been a washout.  

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,996

    I am always at least three weeks behind most people, I couldn't plant out till mid June for cold nights.

    We still have plenty of time, they will bloom up to the end of Sept or into Nov if it stays fine.

    One advantage of a wet summer, I have only had to water my tubs and baskets three or four times this year, and never in the garden.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • MaisieMMaisieM Posts: 100

    We're always behind too but this year has been dire! Used to plenty of rain but we seem to have had strong, cold winds more often than not & this has caused all sorts of problems image. Just when peas etc decide to try growing up the way again, the get blown to bits.

  • My dahlias are really poor 

    probably won't be ready for our village show

    no cups again this year!!

  • mollismollis Posts: 151

    It's not been too bad here in the S/E. We have had cold winds, had hail in June which the plants really didn't like, also some cold nights, but although a strange summer, the plants are all looking good. Not that much useful rain so lots of watering going on here.

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