- On September 9, 2012
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The butterflies and bees are everywhere – it has been pleasantly warm the last few days although we had a windy spell which set the flowers adrift. The cosmos and snapdragons are flowering their hearts out, as are the dahlias – I’m just sorry that I didn’t plant more of them this year. That’s the thing about leaving the dahlias in the ground – you don’t know which ones will survive and then you are left with gaps. I suppose I should start a few more off in the tunnel in spring to replace the ones that don’t come up. Two years ago I grew dahlia Cactus Mixed from seed and they were lovely….I think I’ll try them again next spring.
Last week I started all of my hardy annuals in the tunnel (ammi, nigella, cornflowers,sweet sultan, gyp elegans, clary sage), as opposed to waiting until spring – it worked well last year for the ammi but I didn’t get round to trying any others. The trouble is that the beds are still full of this years annuals so I will probably have to just pot on and leave at the back of the tunnel – this worked fine for the ammi but may not do for the rest – you are always learning with gardening and nothing is straightforward!