Whilst many of my roses have already gone over – hastened I assume by the very dry weather – these Rosa Flower Carpet are still going strong and, if prior years are anything to go by, are likely to continue until well into October.
And one more rose, also in the Mid Century bed, Rosa Falstaff climbing, growing up the obelisk with the Rhodochiton atrosanguineus.
One plant I’ve always loved is Agapanthus and I’m thrilled that one I’ve grown from seed is finally flowering. I planted out dozens in both the greenhouse ‘Med Beds’ and at the back of the strawberry bed. Sadly it looks like this is the only one to flower this year, but hopefully more will follow in the future.
This white Agapanthus I’ve had for years and is growing in a pot, thriving on neglect. I’ve also grown seedlings from this plant which I need to work out where to plant. Perhaps they are better in pots? I’ve read that Agapanthus flower better when their roots are constricted, but then I’ve read that’s not true too! Any thoughts?
Another genus I’m having a good year with is Dianthus. I bought a couple of this one last year (sorry lost the name), but they didn’t do so well, and, despite their sweet scent I wasn’t impressed, However, this year, they’ve clearly got their roots down and have done brilliantly. They’re great in a vase and last and last.
And lastly this Dianthus Green Trick, also great in a vase. This was bought as cuttings from Sarah Raven this spring, and then I grew lots more from cuttings. I really should take some more cuttings as the colour is so green and fresh at this time of year when so much foliage is looking tired.
Another new plant grown from seed this year are these ‘Ten weeks stocks’. I’m not usually a fan of mixed colours, but so far they’ve all been lovely, and, like the Ruby Punch Stocks featured in yesterday’s In a Vase on Monday, smell gorgeous.
With thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting everyone’s GBBD.