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  1. Gill
    August 26, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    I had trouble with the ‘Purple Prince’ Zinnias too. I ended up with three sickly plants which did flower but they were pink. I did like it though. There’s an article in this months ‘Garden Illustrated’ about Zinnias, I’ll read and decide if I want to have another go next year.

    • Ben
      August 26, 2011 @ 11:13 pm

      Thanks Gill…I’ll read that….gald I’m not alone in Zinnia trouble…they have a reputation for being one of the easiest plants to grow!

  2. Belinda Norrington
    August 26, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

    That is fine, use whatever pics you want but just link back if that’s ok. x

    • Ben
      August 26, 2011 @ 11:11 pm

      …naturally. x

  3. Claire, Plantpassion
    August 26, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    i’ve tried growing Zinnias after seeing them looking fantastic in allotments in France, – but I had trouble germinating them this year (damping off when they did) – and so did Sarah Raven as my order was cancelled. – I got 3 to flowering stage, they were meant to be purple, but they look darn pink to me – didn’t get enough for the earwigs to munch on.

    • Ben
      August 26, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

      I presume you had ‘Purple prince’? Sometimes they come out pink…all mine flowered…hundreds of the little darlings but all slightly chewed…grrrrrrrr

  4. Belinda Norrington
    August 26, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    I haven’t had problems with zinnias, but some have come out a vile dowdy pink, like a blushing surgical beige, eeek! and I agree they are stiff and cardboardy, tho it is v fashionable to find them retro chic/charming. Can’t get into them.

    Thanks for flower photo appreciation btw! Bx

    • Ben
      August 26, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

      No probs…I was going to ask if I could show some here…or if you want ed to show a couple here and link back…they are ace. :)