Argyranthemum Honey-Bees

twelfth August 2015Stephanie’s BlogStephanie Donaldson

I’ve not too long ago been to a press preview of recent varieties from the Ipswich seed firm and have whittled down the various to the few that I discovered most fascinating.  High of my listing is the Wasabi Rocket with leaves that actually do have the tang of wasabi.  I shall be making the primary sowing this weekend.  I additionally obtained a high tip from Colin Randall, their vegetable guru, who actually does know his onions, potatoes, tomatoes – in reality any vegetable.  If flea beetle is an issue, sow weak vegetation in containers no less than 30cm tall – that is larger than fleabeetles can leap.

Colin Randall giving tips and Thompson and Morgan

Pea Terrain and Mange Tout Candy Horizon are additionally fascinating new late varieties – they’re very mildew resistant and I used to be informed that if I sow them this weekend I may very well be choosing peas and mangetout in autumn proper as much as November.

home grown at T and M

peppery wasabi rocket leaves

In the case of flowers and foliage vegetation, there was no scarcity of color, however my tastes are often for refined shades.  There’s a beautiful new mushy yellow cosmos referred to as  Xanthos and a fragile colour-changing Argyranthemum Honey-Bees Mild Pink with flowers that slowly fade to pink and a putting hardy begonia referred to as Backyard Angels.

Argyranthemum Honey-Bees

begonia called Garden Angels

 new soft yellow cosmos

I’ve blended emotions about petunias – I like their perfume and a few of the soft-hued varieties, however I discover them fairly arduous work to maintain trying good over a protracted interval – this in all probability says extra about me than the petunias – however regardless of the purpose I usually don’t develop them.  For individuals who do although I believed Indian Summer time and mustardy-coloured Dijon had been each actually enticing and I’ve included a photograph of  Evening Sky as a result of it’s so bizarre – it seems like a careless decorator has splattered it with paint.

Indian Summer Petunia

mustardy-coloured Dijon Petunia

 Night Sky looks like it has splattered it with paint


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