All the plants below have been grown from seed (apart from the rose). Lupin and delphiniums pictured grown from seed several years ago.
Here's an overview of the flowering year...
|Best Colour - lupin.|
|Most Interesting Flower - Amaranthus.|
|Most Adored - rose.|
|Most Short Lived (flowering) - hollyhock.|
|Most Tangled - Sweetpea (I can never get it to grow neatly).|
|Most Unattended Yet Productive - Nicotiana. (No deadheading).|
|Best Bedding Plant - Snapdragon.|
|Most Liked (early flowering) - delphinium.|
|Most Potential - Silverdust / Cineraria. (I hope to use this silvery little plant much more next year).|
|Most Deadheaded & Longest Flowering Season - poppy. (All the poppies put on a great display of colour from early Spring to late Summer).|
|Most Useful - calendula (in 2012 I'll plant with veggies to deter pests).|
|Most Prolific Self Seeder - Poached Egg Plant.|
|Worse Pest Problem - Slugs.|