First gazania in flower - plenty of buds on other gazania plants too. I love their sunny colours.
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.
These are terrific seaside plants, Guernsey. that brings back many memories. Riding them along the beach. The donkeys that is.
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.
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).
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.
They are lovely, and very eye catching, I grow mine from seed too
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?