Left: photo taken last year, 2 Sept 2010, of Antirrhinum Snapdragon 'Intermediate Mixed', grown from seed. They started so tiny (like the seedlings above), slow to grow, but by Aug-Sept made an impressive display.
Variety: Cineraria 'Maritima Silverdust', Carters Tested Seeds, 130 seeds, 79p. Sown 18 March 2011.
These seem strong & healthy. Variety: Nicotiana 'Evening Fragance', Carters Tested Seeds, 1,800 seeds. 79p. Sown 18 March 2011.
Sweet pea - 5 weeks growth. Left photo taken 4 April; right photo taken 8 May. Variety: Sweet Pea Tall Mixed, Mr Fothergill's, 40 seeds, £1.69. Sown 18 March 2011. Wish I could keep my sweet pea tidy during the summer but every year it ends up a tangled mess. Suppose I don't pay enough attention; I usually put in stakes it can climb but then I leave it to its own devices.