Every year I try growing a few new plants (flowers and veg). I never thought I'd have the patience to grow biennials as they take two years to complete their biological life cycle and only begin to flower in their second year (then they die down and that's it). Always seemed like alot of work, however, I ended up with some Canterbury Bell seed and here's the result.
Variety: Canterbury Bells Mixed, (Hardy Biennial), Thompson & Morgan seeds. Sown 8 April 2011 indoor (only 25% germination). Hardened off Spring 2011 and grown outside in pots until Spring 2012 when they were planted into the borders. Now flowering in their 2nd year.
July seems to be keeping with the rain theme. Updates on July flowers are included below. Delphinium are looking good, however, windy conditions have made it really difficult for tall plants. I've been staking like mad and putting string around plants but of course there's always some damage.
|Above and Below: Delphinium are in flower. Grown from seed a number of years ago.|
|Above and Below: The Snapdragon and Silverdust flower beds, with climbing beans on tripods in the middle. Regretfully the climbing beans aren't doing too great. (I blame it on the weather rather than my planting arrangement lol.)|
|The Silverdust are still trying to flower yellow - or maybe that is their flower? (I've never seen flowering Silverdust). I do like the look the little yellow flowers.|
Enjoy July in the Garden!
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