Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Impatient for autumn sown hardy annuals

As my spring bulbs gradually fade I am now itching to see the first blooms from my autumn sown hardy annuals.  The reliable autumn sown calendulas are already out and look fabulous with wallflowers.

I am after a more light and frothy hardy annual today and I have been rewarded by the appearance of my first shy cornflower.

Some of the Orlaya Grandiflora are trying to follow suit.

I love autumn sown hardy annuals; they provide green in the garden over winter, they are always stronger plants than spring sown and just when you have forgotten about them they shout, “Here we are!”.  I no longer need to lovingly look at last years dried cornflowers...
move over .... the fresh ones have arrived and so the beautiful seasonal cycle continues in earnest.

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