This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows.Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January.Soil type: Clay
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Double Flower Power - azalea to primrose
Azalea Topiary (click on photo to enlarge)
Isn't it great when plants flower twice during the year, in Spring and again in Autumn!
My double performers have been:
Azalea - it flowered in May and is going to full flower again
Poached Egg Plant - it flowered in June-July and is making another show. Sown from seed two years ago, this plant self seeds every year and blooms twice.
Lupin Russell Mix - it flowered in June-July and is flowering again (pictured 4 Oct blog)
Primrose - it flowered in Spring, and is flowering again
I've started my 2011 grow list mainly seeds I'll be sowing in Spring (can be viewed from page tab). My blog reached 1,000 hits this weekend; I'm thrilled. I really appreciate all your comments & ideas, thanks everyone!