Our own A to Z of our Gardening

A while back I suggested we buit up our own A to Z of gardening.

Well this week lets start off with A

A is for Anterrinum-

a flower I remember from my childhood. I loved popping them

http://www.primrosecottagenursery.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Antirrhinum-Liberty-Classic-Mix.jpg

So what other A's can we get added before next Sunday when we will move on to B

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  • LynLyn Posts: 8,378
    Ok i wil have a go Bev:

    Aster.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    I haven't grown those for a while now but always liked their exuberant colours, and very easy they were too..

     

    Aster frikartii 'Monch' is one of my best plants, it's upright and does not need staking.   If anyone has bought one of these from a garden centre, and finds that it flops over, then it is likely to be it's sister seedling 'Wunder von Stafa' which is easier to propagate - apparently -. I've grown both and actually I really like this other one as I find it a better colour, [a bit lighter and finer] and enjoy the way it flops over paving if planted at the front...

    anyway, this is the true 'Monch'..

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  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    May I suggest two, Bev. as they are both in my picture from my garden?  Anemones and aoniums.

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  • Pennine PetalPennine Petal Posts: 1,541
    Lovely snap dragons, my dad used to plant them in the front garden. I still use them and particularly like the dark reds.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,475

    I'll have a go at Aquilegia:

    Aquilegia are an unfussy, hardy and long-lived perennial that thrives in most soils and aspects.  They come in a wide variety of flower shapes and colours and are easy to grow from seed, which can be sown as soon as it is collected or in the spring.  Growing your own can be rewarding, but be aware that they very readily cross-pollinate and don't come true from collected seed, but worthwhile new variants often arise so you can have a plant that is completely unique to you!

    Excellent varieties are available commercially and some of my favourite large flowered varieties from seed are aquilegia caerulea (blue/white) and McKana Giant hybrids (mixed colours.)

     

     

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • LynLyn Posts: 8,378
    Agapanthus
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,014

    Gorgeous 'A's  so far image

    Can I add aubergines please as I love growing them image

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    http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/carrotsandgh008.jpg

     For flowers how about Asarina Jewel Mixedimage

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    http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/balsamina035.jpg

     Pam LL x

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    Awww I am enjoying this. TY, Bev.  Can I suggest Annual meadow or is that cheating?  This one is at Holt Farm Organic Garden near B

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    Bristol.

  • Flower birdFlower bird Posts: 282
    Annual meadow sounds brill Marion, can I say anenomes ( Japanese) I love them.
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