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First gazania in flower - plenty of buds on other gazania plants too. I love their sunny colours.image

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,888

    How wonderful!

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  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713

    Thank you Ladybird - I grew these plants from seed - it is the second year that I have grown them and I am pleased that they don't seem to attract slugs and they have withstood the winter in the flower beds.

  • InglezinhoInglezinho Posts: 558

    These are terrific seaside plants, Guernsey. that brings back many memories. Riding them along the beach. The donkeys that is.

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  • Gosh, Donkeys on the beach Inglezinho, that must have been about 30/40 years ago. I think they were imported donkeys, although there is a charity donkey derby each summer - again imported just for the occasion.

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    That's amazing. Gazanias are wonderful. Are they easy to grow from seed? did you start them indoors first and then put them outside? Do you have a greenhouse? 

  • They are fairly easy to grow wakeshine, but the reward is .... well you can see for yourself that they are wonderful, bright and cheery flowers.  They do take a while to get going, but this is the second year that I have sown the seed (in a cold GH but I would imagine a cold frame or window sill would work just as well). imageimageimage

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Very pretty. Yes I have some which I bought and they are my favourite flower in the flower bed. They brighten it all up and I love how they open and close. I might try to grow them next year. Did you collect seeds from the flower and if so is it easy to do?

  • No, I bought new seeds both years Wakeshine, although I intend to collect seed this year, as I have 3 or 4 different varieties growing at present, so I am hoping to leave a couple of flowers of each variety to produce seed to collect and dry.

  • Snow MaidenSnow Maiden South Coast UKPosts: 862

    They are lovely, and very eye catching, I grow mine from seed too image

  • That's perfect flowers, they are stunning aren't they. Is that purchased seed or collected. If so, how long do you have to wait for the collected seeds to dry?

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